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Tours

  • Urrbrae House

    Urrbrae House Historic Precinct

    Visitors will enjoy viewing one of the most significant private houses built in South Australia while learning about the history of Peter Waite and his family.

    Free guided tours are held on the first Sunday of the month at 2:00pm in Autumn and Spring. Dates in 2017 are 5 March, 2 April, 3 September, 1 October and 5 November.

    Free guided tours are also held during school holidays at 11:00 am on 18 April, 11, 18 July, 3, 10 October.

    Please meet the guide at the entrance of Urrbrae House. Bookings are not necessary for individuals and small groups. Tours run for approximately 75 minutes.

    Group guided tours of Urrbrae House Historic Precinct and the Urrbrae House Gardens can be arranged anytime for groups of 15 people or more. Charges apply.

    Urrbrae House enquiries and bookings
    Amanda Jackson
    Phone: 8313 7497
    Email: amanda.jackson@adelaide.edu.au

  • Urrbrae House Gardens

    Urrbrae House Gardens

    Come and enjoy the beautiful tranquility of our gardens.

    Group guided tours can also be arranged anytime for groups of 15 people or more. Charges apply.

    Urrbrae House Gardens enquiries and bookings
    Dr Kate Delaporte (Gardens - Horticultural focus), Amanda Jackson (House and Gardens)

  • Waite Arboretum

    The Waite Arboretum

    Spring and autumn are the best times of the year to visit the Waite Arboretum.

    Free guided walks of the Waite Arboretum are held on the first Sunday of every month. The walk starts at 11:00am and ends at 12:30pm. Meet the guide at the entrance of Urrbrae House.  Bookings are not necessary.

    Groups of 10 or more can book guided walks on other days and times by arrangement. Charges apply.

    School groups are especially welcome and special thematic walks have been developed for this purpose.

  • Waite Conservation Reserve

    The Waite Conservation Reserve

    The Waite Conservation Reserve in the Adelaide Hills face area remains the best surviving example of Grey Box Grassy Woodland and is home to hundreds of species of native plants as well as kangaroos, koalas and echidnas.

    Self-Guided Walking Trails

    There are two marked trails through the Waite Conservation Reserve.

    Self-guided walks

    Please see our Walking Trails Loop Walking Trail Guide and Map of tracks that are available.

    One starts at the bottom of Wild Dogs Glen and does a loop back to the Easement. The trail starts with a steep climb. Allow 2 hours.

    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 a narrow footpad, no steeper than 1:11 grade. Allow 45 minutes.

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


Urrbrae House Historic Precinct

Amanda Jackson
Telephone: +61 8 8313 7497
Email

Waite Arboretum

Dr Kate Delaporte
Telephone: +61 8 8313 7405
Email

Waite Conservation Reserve

Dr Kate Delaporte
Telephone: +61 8 8313 7405
Email

Postal Address

Waite Campus
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005
AUSTRALIA