Visit our reserves

Last updated 29 Mar 2018 

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 visits. Please allow up to 48 hours for confirmation.

In addition to the following, other opportunities to visit our reserves are listed on the events page.

New South Wales

Map showing Scottsdale Reserve

Scottsdale Reserve

A short distance from Canberra, on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, Scottsdale is a hidden treasure. It's home to some of Australia’s most threatened temperate ecosystems and an incredibly diverse range of species.

iconGuided visit (Sun 4 Nov OR Mon 5 Nov 2018)
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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.
More details & registration >

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.
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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.
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Map showing Reedy Creek Reserve

Yourka Reserve

The reserve is open for self-guided walksFar North Wilderness Bike Tour
This year’s tour is gearing up with the route incorporating a wide variety of landscapes and resting stops including lush tropical rain forest, wooded savannah, quaint country towns, cooling waterfalls, freshwater creeks and dramatic gorges. This is an 8 day trip of a lifetime through some of Far North Queensland’s best country, including Yourke Reserve.
Book with Far North Wilderness Bike Tours >

South Australia

Map showing Boolcoomatta Reserve

Boolcoomatta Reserve

iconCamping (April to October)
Temporarily closed in 2018
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.
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iconBirding 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.
Trip dates have been set for 2018 and 2019
See the Melbourne Birding Tours website for details and bookings >

Tasmania

Map showing Liffey Valley Reserves

Liffey Valley Reserves

iconDay trip (self guided)
Get to know a truly magical wilderness. At Liffey River Reserve, stroll along Page's Creek and through stunning rainforest, keeping an eye out for some of the abundant local wildlife. Bob Brown's house at Oura Oura Reserve, nestled under the imposing Drys Bluff, has played a significant role in Australia's conservation movement.
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Victoria

Map showing John Colahan Griffin Reserve

John Colahan Griffin Reserve

Bush Heritage Victorian Reserves Manager Jeroen van Veen has been managing this property since it was gifted to us in 2011. On these guided walking visits, Jeroen will share with you his in-depth knowledge of the landscape and species, and what Bush Heritage is doing to protect this special place.

iconGuided visit (Sat 13 Oct 2018)
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Map showing Nardoo Hills Reserves

Nardoo Hills Reserves

On these guided tours Reserve Manager Jeroen van Veen will share with you his in-depth knowledge of the landscape and species, and what Bush Heritage is doing to protect this special place.

iconGuided visit (Sun 14 Oct 2018)
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Western Australia

Map showing Charles Darwin ReserveCharles Darwin Reserve

iconCamping (April to Oct)

Explore the rich diversity of flora and fauna, which occurs within Australia's only internationally recognised biodiversity hotspot. Booking is essential (minimum stay of 2 days).
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iconBlues for the Bush (Reserve Open Day and Concert) 21st–23rd September 2018

The Shire of Perenjori, together with Bush Heritage Australia are pleased to announce that the Blues for the Bush will be back in 2018.
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iconChereninup 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 heathlands of immense biological richness.
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Map showing Hamelin Station ReserveHamelin Station Stay

iconCaravan 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.
More details and book your stay >

Hamelin Science Weekend: 11th to 12th August

Map showing Kojonup ReserveKojonup Reserve

iconDay 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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