Welcome to the Waite Arboretum!
Join this tour to learn about tree species from around the world that have been placed on the IUCN Red List. IUCN is the International Union for Conservation of Nature and the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (also known as the IUCN Red List), founded in 1964, is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of biological species; a critical indicator of the health of the world’s biological diversity. Much more than a list of species and their status, it is a powerful tool to inform and catalyze actions for conservation of biodiversity.
The tour will be conducted by experienced Friends of the Waite Arboretum Guides. Meet the guides on the western lawns of Urrbrae House.
- Maximum capacity: 20 people, including children. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.
- The pathway in the arboretum is unformed and the ground is uneven, closed sturdy shoes are recommended. Please ensure weather appropriate clothing is worn. Water fountains are not available in the arboretum, please bring your own water bottle.
- Free parking is available in the Urrbrae House carpark on Walter Young Avenue, Urrbrae. For directions on how to arrive to the Waite Arboretum please visit: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/waite-historic/location/
- COVID - QR code will be available to check you in through the myGOV SA App. If you are unable to do it this way, the guides will request your name and contact details for contact tracing purpose only. For the safe of the visitors and volunteer guides physical distance of 1.5m needs to be kept at all times. If you are unwell or present COVID symptoms please don’t come and seek medical advice.
- CANCELLATION: in case of a thunderstorm, heavy rain or if the forecasted temperature for the day is 35°C or above or if a Total Ban for Adelaide Metropolitan and/or Mount Lofty Ranges is declared, the tours of the Waite Arboretum are cancelled (check the Bureau of Meteorology website/app).