Friends of Waite Conservation Reserve

Whoever rehabilitates these hills needs no further monument

Thomas Gill 1905

The Waite Conservation Reserve is noted as one of the largest and best surviving examples of Grey Box Grassy Woodland in South Australia. Home to more than 200 species of native plants as well as kangaroos, koalas and echidnas, it is a valuable asset to the University of Adelaide and the people of South Australia.

The Friends of Waite Conservation Reserve are a group of volunteers who work with the University of Adelaide to maintain and improve the natural value of the reserve and the visitor experience.  Check out what’s on, go for a walk through the reserve with our map and nature notes, take one of our organised guided walks, read our newsletter or volunteer at one of our working bees. There’s so much you can do at the Waite Conservation Reserve.

The Waite Conservation Reserve is open to the public from dawn to dusk every day except on Fire Ban Days in the Mt Lofty Ranges fire district (CFS Hotline 1300 362361).  It is a wildlife conservation reserve so dogs are not allowed.

JOIN the Friends of Waite Conservation Reserve.  Download our membership form here: Friends of Waite Conservation Reserve Membership form

Don’t have time to volunteer, then why not make a tax deductible donation to help manage and improve the reserve. FWCR Donation form – Tax deductible

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Working Bees

Want to know the reserve better – Join a working bee help protect it


Get back to nature by taking a walk in the reserve


Assist in a variety of activities to manage and rehabilitate the reserve