Visit our reserves

Last updated: Thursday 26 May, 2016

We want all our supporters to have a chance to visit the properties they've generously 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. Others have basic camping facilities and each year we offer a number of guided tours to select locations.

Bookings are essential for camping and guided tours.

New South Wales

Map showing Naree Station

A tag-along trip is planned for this reserve Naree Station

This trip is fully booked. New bookings will go on 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.

Queensland

Map showing Carnarvon Station Reserve

The reserve is open for extended stays Carnarvon Station Reserve 

Camping
Central Queensland's spectacular Carnarvon 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. We recommend a minimum stay of 2 days.)

Map showing Currumbin Valley Reserve

The reserve is open for self-guided walks Currumbin Valley Reserve 

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.

Map showing Reedy Creek Reserve

The reserve is open for self-guided walks Reedy Creek Reserve 

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.

Map showing Yourka Reserve

The reserve is open for extended stays Yourka Reserve 

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.

South Australia

Map showing Bon Bon Station Reserve

A tag-along trip is planned for this reserve Bon Bon Station Reserve

This trip is fully booked. New registrations will go on 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 Reserve Managers Mike Chuk and Julia Harris for a guided visit.

Map showing Boolcoomatta Reserve

The reserve is open for extended stays Boolcoomatta Reserve 

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 between April and October. We recommend a minimum stay of 2 days.)

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 or call 0414 355 146.

Tasmania

Map showing Liffey Valley Reserves

The reserve is open for self-guided walks Liffey River Reserve 

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.

Map showing our Liffey Valley Reserves

The reserve is open for self-guided walks Oura Oura Reserve 

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.

Victoria

Map showing JC Griffin Reserve

The reserve is open for guided walks J.C. Griffin Nature Reserve 

This trip is fully booked. New registrations will go on 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.

Map showing Nardoo Hills Reserves

The reserve is open for guided walks Nardoo Hills Reserves 

This trip is fully booked. New bookings will go on 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 but donations welcome.

Western Australia

Map showing Charles Darwin Reserve

The reserve is open for extended stays Charles Darwin Reserve 

Camping
Charles Darwin Reserve is open from April to October each year. Explore the rich diversity of flora and fauna, which occurs within Australia's only internationally recognised biodiversity hotspot. We recommend a minimum stay of 2 days.

Blues for the Bush festival
On 24 September 2016 Bush Heritage and Perenjori Shire will host a Blues for the Bush concert and Charles Darwin Reserve Open Day. See www.bluesforthebush.org.au for details and to sign-up for event news.

Map showing Chereninup Creek

The reserve is open for self-guided walks Chereninup Creek Reserve 

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.
Map showing Hamelin Station Reserve

The reserve is open for longer stays. Hamelin Station Stay 

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 at the Hamelin Station Stay website »

Science Fair : Weekend of 20–21 August  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 from the event poster or the National Science Week website.

Map showing Kojonup Reserve

The reserve is open for self-guided walks Kojonup Reserve

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. 
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