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.

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.

Here’s our updated 2019 brochure including the NEW She-oak Loop TrailWaite Conservation Reserve_Nature at your door

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.