• upper slopes of the escarpment


We have received the following advice:

“It is with a heavy heart that I email you to inform you that, after 19 years, the SA Government’s Department of Human Services will no longer be funding the Sustainable Online Community Engagement server and project through UniSA. We have until December 31, 2020 to transition the websites to their own hosting arrangements.”

Therefore this site is no longer being updated and has been transitioned to our new website at:



Whoever rehabilitates these hills needs no further monument” – Thomas Gill 1905

The Waite Conservation Reserve is noted as one of the largest and best surviving examples of Grey Box Grassy Woodland in South Australia. Home to more than 200 species of native plants as well as kangaroos, koalas and echidnas, it is a valuable asset to the University of Adelaide and the people of South Australia.

Check out what’s on, go for a walk through the reserve with our map and nature notes, take one of our organised guided walks, read our newsletter or volunteer to help out! There’s so much you can do at the Waite Conservation Reserve.

The Waite Conservation Reserve is open to the public from dawn to dusk every day except on Fire Ban Days in the Mt Lofty Ranges fire district (CFS Hotline 1300 362361). It is a wildlife conservation reserve so dogs are not allowed.

JOIN the Friends of Waite Conservation Reserve.  Download our membership form here: Friends of Waite Conservation Reserve Membership form 2020-2021

Don’t have time to volunteer, then why not make a donation to help manage and improve the reserve. Donation form 2020 FOWCR

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