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Visiting our reserves

We want to give all our supporters a chance to visit a piece of Australia that their generous support has helped conserve. We open reserves when conservation and safety considerations permit - it isn't possible for all reserves.

Some reserves are open for day trips only. You'll be free to move at your own pace – taking in the beautiful surrounds and enjoying the peace and quiet. It's a great opportunity to spot birds and wildlife, take unique photos, or just unwind. Other reserves have basic camping facilities.

Each year we also offer a number of guided visits to select reserves and where other organisations run activities on our reserves we'll let you know about them.

Bookings are essential for camping and guided tours.

Bon Bon Station Reserve location map

Bon Bon Station Reserve (South Australia)

A tag-along trip is planned for this reserve

[Please note, this trip is now fully booked. New registrations will go on to a waiting list.]

Guided tour, 22-25 Aug 2016: Bon Bon's desert landscape is dotted with shimmering salt lakes, stately myall trees and stunningly beautiful expanses of pearl bluebush. Join Bush Heritage Reserve Managers Mike Chuk and Julia Harris for a guided visit to Bon Bon. Read more about Bon Bon here.
Portable Document FileTrip information 22-25 Aug 2016 (1.4kb)
Register here (Booking is essential and spaces are limited.)

Boolcoomatta Station Reserve location map

Boolcoomatta Reserve (South Australia)

The reserve is open for extended stays

Camping: Boolcoomatta is a spectacular landscape of sweeping plains, mulga woodlands, sinuous river red gum lines floodways and rocky outcrops. The reserve's abundant birdlife can be appreciated when open during the months of April to October.
Read more about Boolcoomatta here.
Portable Document FileCamping Guide  (220kb)
Register here (Booking is essential. We recommend a minimum stay of 2 days.)

Outback Birding Adventure

Outback Birding Adventure: Melbourne Birding Tours offers personalised guided birding tours. This tour will give you a taste of the Australian outback and the chance to see the amazing birds and mammals that specialize in Boolcoomatta's arid-zone habitats. To enquire, visit Melbourne Birding Tours' website or call them on 0414 355 146.

Map of Carnarvon Station Reserve

Carnarvon Station Reserve (Queensland)

The reserve is open for extended stays

Camping: Central Queensland's spectacular Carnarvon Station Reserve is one of the few remaining strongholds for woodland species largely lost to the rest of eastern Australia. Camping open from  May to September each year. More about Carnarvon Station Reserve »
Portable Document FileCamping Guide  (400kb)
Register here (Bookings are essential. We recommend a minimum stay of 2 days.)

Map of Charles Darwin Reserve

Charles Darwin Reserve (Western Australia)

The reserve is open for extended stays

Camping: Charles Darwin Reserve is open from April to October each year. Explore the rich diversity of flora and fauna on WA's Charles Darwin Reserve, which falls within Australia's only internationally recognised biodiversity hotspot. More about Charles Darwin Reserve »
Portable Document File Camping Guide (1mb)
Register here (Booking is essential. We recommend a minimum stay of 2 days.)

Blues for the Bush

Blues for the Bush festival:   In September 2016 Bush Heritage and Perenjori Shire will host the Blues for the Bush concert and Charles Darwin Reserve open day. Visit www.bluesforthebush.org.au for details and to sign up event news.

Map showing Chereninup Creek Reserve

Chereninup Creek Reserve (Western Australia)

This reserve is open for day visits

Day trip (self guided): Enjoy a scenic walk through this peaceful property in the WA wheat belt, with picturesque rock pools and through heathlands of immense biological richness. More about Chereninup »
Portable Document File (PDF)Visitor information  (760Kb)

Map showing Cravens Peak Reserve

Cravens Peak and Ethabuka reserves (Queensland)

A tag-along trip is planned for this reserve

Tag along tour: Point the wheels of your 4WD towards the Simpson Desert and join Bush Heritage Reserve Manager Peter Welldon and our Qld Ecologist Murray Haseler for a five-day tag-along camping tour on the magnificent Cravens Peak and Ethabuka desert reserves. 
Cravens Peak and Ethabuka Guided Tour 20-24 July 2015.

Map showing Currumbin Reserve

Currumbin Valley Reserve (Queensland)

This reserve is open for day visits

Day trip (self guided): Tucked into the hinterland of Queensland's bustling Gold Coast, Currumbin Valley Reserve protects a precious piece of rainforest from the nearby frenzy of development.
More about Currumbin Valley Reserve »

Portable Document FileVisitor information (2mb)

Map showing Hamelin Station

Hamelin Station Stay (Western Australia)

Outback camping

Caravan camping, or stay in the historic shearers quarters (April to October): Hamelin Station has 32km of coast line bordering the Shark Bay World Heritage area, including Hamelin Pool. Guests can immerse themselves in the outback experience in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.
Book your stay at the Hamelin Station Stay website »

Seastar

Hamelin Station Reserve Science Fair : Saturday, August 20 – Sunday, August 21 2016
Come and meet the ecologists and scientists working in the Shark Bay region. There will be ecology tours, stromatolite tours by our world leading stromatolite expert, science and management talks, information tents, Malgana Aboriginal Art and Culture activities, kids activities, bird tours and more!
Get more details the event poster here » and also at the National Science Week website here »

Map showing John Colahan Griffin Nature Reserve

John Colahan Griffin Nature Reserve (Victoria)

[Please note, this trip is now fully booked. New registrations will go on to a waiting list.]

Guided visit, 8 Oct 2016: This reserve retains exceptional stands of very old trees, including long-leaved box and yellow gum. Some of them are gigantic and thought to be over 300 years old. Join reserve manager Jeroen on a walking tour and see for yourself what a wonderful place this is. More about John Colahan Griffin Nature Reserve »
Portable Document File (PDF)Trip itinery, 8 Oct 2016 (170Kb)
Register here  (Booking is essential and spaces are limited.)

Map showing Kojonup Reserve

Kojonup Reserve (Western Australia)

This reserve is open for day visits

Day trip (self guided): WA's Kojonup Reserve stands out from the nearby cleared country as a chaotic, magical bushland filled with chattering bird life. 
More about Kojonup Reserve »
Portable Document File (PDF)Visitor information  (330kb)

Map showing Liffey River Reserve

Liffey River Reserve (Tasmania)

This reserve is open for day visits

Day trip (self guided): Get to know a truly magical wilderness at Tasmania's Liffey River Reserve – stroll along Page's Creek and through stunning rainforest, keeping an eye out for some of the abundant local wildlife. More about Liffey River and the other Liffey Valley reserves Portable Document File (PDF)Visitor information (1.9mb)

This reserve is open for day visits

Fungi walks – Wed 18 May 2016:
Morning 9:30 am to 12:00 noon. Afternoon 1:00pm to 3:30pm
The lush wet forests of Liffey River Reserve are home to many wonderful fungi of all shapes, colours and sizes.  Join fungi experts on a tour of discovery as they journey through this delightful property.  These two trips are being organised and run by Fungimap.  For more information and bookings please contact NRM North on 03 6333 7777 or admin@nrmnorth.org.au or visit the Fungimap website.

Map showing Nardoo Hills Reserves

Nardoo Hills Reserves (Victoria)

Guided tour icon

[Please note, this trip is now fully booked. New registrations will go on to a waiting list.]

Guided day trips: Spend a rewarding day being shown the delights of Nardoo Hills reserves.  These woodland communities are greatly threatened elsewhere so it’s a wonderful opportunity to see them up close with an expert.  1 day, walking tour, Vehicles: 2WD. Cost – no charge donations welcome. More about the Nardoo Hills Reserves »
Portable Document FileTrip information 18 Sep 2016
Register here (Booking is essential and spaces are limited.)

Map showing Naree Station

Naree Station (New South Wales)

A tag-along trip is planned for this reserve

[Please note, this trip is now fully booked. New registrations will go on to a waiting list.]

Guided tour, 9-11 Sep 2016: Spend a long weekend with reserve staff travelling through Naree’s patchwork of woodlands, grasslands and ephemeral wetlands.  2 nights, Base camp with day tours.  Vehicles: AWD/4WD.  Cost:$220 per adult. More about Naree Station »
Portable Document File Trip information 9-11 Sep 2016 (173kb)
Register here (Booking is essential and spaces are limited.)

Map showing Oura Oura Reserve

Oura Oura Reserve (Tasmania)

This reserve is open for day visits

Oura Oura is currently closed to visitors due to flood damage.

Day trip (self guided): Visit this historically and environmentally significant property, nestled under the imposing Drys Bluff. Previously owned by Bob Brown, the house at Oura Oura has played a significant role in Australia's conservation movement. More about Oura Oura and the other Liffey Valley reserves »
Portable Document File (PDF)Visitor information  (750kb)

Map showing Oura Oura Reserve

Reedy Creek Reserve (Queensland)

This reserve is open for day visits

Day trip (self guided): Take a walk along the Reedy Creek board walk. This short but spectacular forest walk will take you into the heart of a very special type of forest, rarely seen in such pristine condition. More about Reedy Creek »
Portable Document File (PDF)Visitor information  (220kb)

Map showing Yourka Reserve

Yourka Reserve (Queensland)

The reserve is open for extended stays

Family Camp, 27-30 Sep 2016: Yourka Reserve is a stunning property with beautiful creeks and billabongs and a great diversity of plants and animals.  A perfect location to bring the family for a fun filled holiday. Three nights. Base camp with kid friendly activities.  Vehicles: AWD/4WD.  Cost: $330 per adult.
More about Yourka Reserve »
Portable Document File (PDF) Trip information 27-30 Sep 2016 (413kb)
Register here (Booking is essential and spaces are limited.)

 

Hamelin Station Reserve Science Fair

 

 

Page Last Updated: Tuesday 8 September 2015
Rainbow bee-eaterRainbow bee-eater at Currumbin Valley Reserve, Queensland. Photo by Wayne Lawler/Ecopix
Pages CreekThe lovely Pages Creek at Liffey Valley Reserves. Photo by Wayne Lawler/Ecopix
Lesser bottlebrushBottlebrush flowering at Chereninup Creek Reserve, WA. Photo by Barbara Madden