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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.