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

 Naree Station

A tag-along trip is planned for this reserveGuided tour, 9-11 Sep 2016

This trip is fully booked. New registrations will go on a waiting list.
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

 Carnarvon Station Reserve 

The reserve is open for extended staysCamping (May to Sep)
Central Queensland's spectacular Carnarvon Reserve is one of the few remaining strongholds for woodland species largely lost to the rest of eastern Australia. We recommend a minimum stay of 2 days.

Map showing Currumbin Valley Reserve

 Currumbin Valley Reserve 

The reserve is open for self-guided walksDay 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

 Reedy Creek Reserve 

The reserve is open for self-guided walksDay 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

 Yourka Reserve 

The reserve is open for extended staysFamily 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

Bon Bon Station Reserve

A tag-along trip is planned for this reserveGuided tour, 22-25 Aug 2016

This trip is fully booked. New registrations will go on a waiting list.
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

 Boolcoomatta Reserve 

The reserve is open for extended staysCamping (April to Oct)
Boolcoomatta is a spectacular landscape of sweeping plains, Mulga Woodlands, sinuous River Red Gum lined floodways and rocky outcrops. You'll appreciate the reserve's abundant birdlife. 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. 

Tasmania

Map showing Liffey Valley Reserves

 Liffey Valley Reserves 

The reserve is open for self-guided walksDay 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.

Nearby visit the historically and environmentally significant property, Oura Oura, 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

 J.C. Griffin Nature Reserve 

The reserve is open for guided walksGuided visit, 8 Oct 2016

This trip is fully booked. New registrations will go on a waiting list.
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

 Nardoo Hills Reserves 

The reserve is open for guided walksGuided visit, 18 Sep 2016

This trip is fully booked. New registrations will go on a waiting list.
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. One day, walking tour, Vehicles: 2WD.

Western Australia

Map showing Charles Darwin Reserve

 Charles Darwin Reserve 

The reserve is open for extended staysCamping (April to Oct)

[Due to urgent infrastructure maintenance and repairs the campground is now closed and will reopen in April 2017.]
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. 

Map showing Chereninup Creek

 Chereninup Creek Reserve 

The reserve is open for self-guided walksDay 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

 Hamelin Station Stay 

The reserve is open for longer stays.Caravan camping, or station stay (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. 

Map showing Kojonup Reserve

 Kojonup Reserve

The reserve is open for self-guided walksDay 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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