Walks

There are two marked trails through the Waite Reserve

The 4 km Loop Trail starts at the bottom of Wild Dogs Glen. Follow the blue route markers. The walk starts with a steep climb but is gentle thereafter. Allow 2 hours. View the Loop Walking Trail Guide including map and nature notes.

Here’s our updated 2019 brochure including the NEW She-oak Loop Trail Waite Conservation Reserve_Nature at Your Door

Part of the Yurrebilla Trail also traverses the Waite Conservation Reserve. This crosses our southern boundary from Carrick Hill and continues on a public walking track through Springwood Park to the old Mt Barker Road, below Eagle on the Hill. This trail is mostly a narrow footpath no steeper than 1:11 grade.

Both walking tracks afford magnificent views over the Adelaide Plains to the sea.

For further details and information, please contact:

The Manager of the Waite Conservation Reserve Dr Kate Delaporte, phone 8313 7405.

Please Note:

In summer, the average maximum day temperature is about 27°C, but there are often days of high 30s, so a hat, water and sunscreen are essential.

On Total Fire Ban days (for the Mount Lofty Ranges): The Arboretum, Gardens of Urrbrae House and Conservation Reserve are all closed to the public. Please check CFS website https://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/bans_and_ratings.jsp.

In winter, the ground can be very wet underfoot and boots or sturdy shoes are recommended.

No dogs are allowed in the Reserve except guide and assistance dogs.