Wildlife Learning & Orienteering Trail in the Historic Waite Arboretum

The historic Waite Arboretum viewed from Urrbrae House (Erica Boyle)

The historic Waite Arboretum, established 1928, is a 27ha site with over 2,400 plants. It is adjacent the heritage-listed Urrbrae House and Gardens, and is part of the University of Adelaide’s Waite Campus. The Arboretum is open from dawn until dusk every day of the year (weather permitting). It is a private space open to the public that seeks to inspire and entertain, and educate the community about trees and natural spaces. Our new wildlife trail provides children, young and old, with a chance to explore and discover the animals that live in the Arboretum, from a new perspective.

Bookings not required

Event Details


Event type

Self-guided tour

Dates and times

Every day in May, 8am-5pm (approx. 45 mins)


Waite Arboretum, Walter Young Ave (enter off Fullarton Rd), Urrbrae




Bookings not required


8313 7405
arboretum [at] adelaide.edu.au

Accessibility information

Accessible parking is available at the rear of Urrbrae House, enter the Waite Campus, off Gate 3 from Waite Road, Urrbrae. This is an orienteering activity; while the Arboretum is flat with a mild slope, the ground is uneven and it is recommended to have sturdy footwear. Pathways in the Arboretum are unpaved.