Watiparinga Reserve, Eden Hills

Where is it?: Watiparinga Reserve is at the end of Gloucester Avenue, Belair. Public transport is available on Bus Route 196 to Blackwood Station (Stop 22 on Gloucester Avenue, Belair). Alternatively catch the train from Adelaide to Blackwood and then Bus Route 196 to Adelaide and alight at Stop 22. 

Owner: National Trust of South Australia

Property summary: Total area 35 hectares. Hundred of Adelaide – Pieces 4-6 (Filed Plan 15776) previously part Sections 1045 & 1046 and Allotments 89-921<>.

Landscape Management Region: Green Adelaide

History: Miss Alison Ashby offered the land to the National trust in mid 1956. Ownership was transferred to the Trust on 28 March 1957. On 19 December 1957 the land was proclaimed to be closed areas with respect to animals and birds generally2.

Habitat: Watiparinga is a restored woodland of Grey Box (Eucalyptus microcarpa) trees over a grassy understorey.

More information: NTSA, NTSA

Total Species Recorded to Date: 74 (non-passerines 31, passerines 43)

Common Species:  Superb Fairywren, New Holland Honeyeater, Australian Magpie, Striated Pardalote, Adelaide Rosella

Less Common Species: Australian Boobook, Painted Buttonquail, Grey Fantail, Eastern Rosella, Black-capped Sittella

 1 Robertson, E.L. (1984). Watiparinga Reserve Management Plan. National Trust of South Australia.

 2 Government of South Australia (1957). Animals and Birds Protection Act, 1919-1938: Hundreds of Adelaide and Para Wirra—Closed Areas Dedicated. 54: 1929. (19 December 1957) a href=” http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/other/sa_gazette/1957/54/1529.pdf” rel=”noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”>

Updated: 15/08/2021