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grey box grassy woodland

Grey Box Grassy Woodland

What is Special About the Reserve?

The Reserve is of great environmental value because it:

  • Protects precious remnant vegetation
  • Is one of the best surviving examples in the Adelaide Hills of Grey Box Grassy Woodland, a depleted and poorly conserved vegetation type
  • Is home to 43 uncommon, rare, vulnerable or endangered plant species
  • Is a habitat for native animals, for example echidnas, koalas, kangaroos, as well as butterflies, reptiles and birds
  • Is a valuable resource for ongoing research in ecology, biological control, and related fields
  • Is a valuable and accessible resource for teaching environmental management to secondary and tertiary students
  • Provides a beautiful and tranquil environment for bushwalking, birdwatching and other quiet recreation
  • Has easy access to bushland for people living in urban Adelaide.
Urrbrae House Historic Precinct

Telephone: 8313 7497 or 83137110

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Waite Arboretum

Telephone: +61 8 8313 7405

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Waite Conservation Reserve

Telephone: +61 8 8313 7405

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Postal Address

Waite Campus
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005