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Walking Trail Guide

There are two marked trails through the Waite Reserve.

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. View the Loop Walking Trail Guide.

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.

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 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

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.

Urrbrae House Historic Precinct

Amanda Jackson
Telephone: +61 8 8313 7497

Waite Arboretum

Dr Kate Delaporte
Telephone: +61 8 8313 7405

Waite Conservation Reserve

Dr Kate Delaporte
Telephone: +61 8 8313 7405

Postal Address

Waite Campus
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005