Scottsdale Reserve guided visits

Last updated 25 Jun 2018 

Both these events are now fully booked.  You're welcome to register your name on the waitlist by using the form below. We'll contact you should space become available.

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.
On this visit, you will 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 will be travelling by 4WD and stopping regularly to get out and explore. Participants should have good mobility and be comfortable walking on uneven and sometimes steep terrain. 

In order to get around the property efficiently we will be travelling by 4WD and getting out regularly to explore.   

Register now!

Black Cockatoos at Scottsdale. Photo Jiri Lochman/Lochman Transparencies.
Black Cockatoos at Scottsdale. Photo Jiri Lochman/Lochman Transparencies.
Bookings are essential as spaces are limited.

The tour is free of charge although we do hope people will make a donation towards the day.  Donation forms will be available on site or you can visit our website anytime for on line donations.

For people requiring transport (see details below) there is a $60 fee per person to ensure we cover our costs. Payment forms will be sent out closer to the date.

Bookings are managed during business hours Monday to Friday (AEST) and may take 48 hours to confirm.

Contact Katrina Blake on (03) 8610 9124 or kblake@bushheritage.org.au if you have any follow up questions.

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Please indicate your vehicle meets the
requirements (where applicable) of this trip,
by providing details (make and
model/4WD, 2WD, AWD, trailer).
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