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Guided Walks

Groups of 10 or more can book guided walks of the Reserve by contacting the Manager Dr Jennifer Gardner.

Working Bees

Working bees are your chance to get to know the reserve better. We invite you come and help us protect and reinstate the original vegetation by joining the Friends of the Waite Conservation Reserve which allows you to participate in our Working Bees. Details on the next working bee can be found on our What's ON page.

If you wish to offer further help please see our Volunteers page.

Fauna Surveys

Friends of the Waite Conservation Reserve participated in the Great Australian Marsupial Night Stalk National Science Week 2001. On this evening, only ring-tail and brush-tail possums and a feral cat were spotted, but participants enjoyed the magnificent views of the city's sparkling lights. Another night walk was held for Friends in 2006. Many ring-tail possums with young were spotted, as well as a barking gecko and spiders out hunting. More mammal surveys are planned and the Manager would like to hear from anyone interested in participating. An extensive 10 day survey of mammals, reptiles and birds was conducted in November 2008. The final analysis of the results will be posted on this website in 2009.


From time to time we host talks at the Waite Conservation Reserve and Historic Precinct. Please see our events calendar on our What's ON page for further details and to book.

Urrbrae House Historic Precinct

Amanda Jackson
Telephone: +61 8 8313 7497
Facsimile: +61 8 8313 0764

Waite Arboretum & Urrbrae House Gardens

Dr Jennifer Gardner
Telephone: +61 8 8313 7405
Facsimile: +61 8 8313 6826

Waite Conservation Reserve

Dr Jennifer Gardner
Telephone: +61 8 8313 7405
Facsimile: +61 8 8313 6826

Postal Address

Waite Campus
The University of Adelaide
SA 5064