Scottsdale Reserve guided visits

Last updated 25 Jun 2018 

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Scottsdale Reserve Manager Phil Palmer with his daughters Skye and Laila. Photo Anna Carlile.
Scottsdale Reserve Manager Phil Palmer with his daughters Skye and Laila. Photo Anna Carlile.

A short distance from Canberra, on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, is a hidden treasure called Scottsdale Reserve. At 1328 hectares, Scottsdale is home to some of Australia’s most threatened temperate ecosystems and an incredibly diverse range of species.

The Murrumbidgee River on Scottsdale Reserve. Photo Peter Saunders.
The Murrumbidgee River on Scottsdale Reserve. Photo Peter Saunders.
During guided tours visitors drive through varied landscapes and hear first-hand about some of the innovative projects currently underway, from planting over 4000 trees along the banks of the Murrumbidgee, to the translocation of the threatened Legless Lizard, and the restoration of the native grasslands.

In order to get around the property efficiently, we travel by 4WD and stop regularly to get out and explore. Participants need to have good mobility and be comfortable walking on uneven and sometimes steep terrain.