Established in 1877, the Wirrabara Forest Reserve is one of the state’s first forest reserves, established to ensure a sustainable timber resource for South Australia.
Interestingly, Wirrabara derives its name from an aboriginal word for “a place of big trees”.
It is situated in the Southern Flinders Ranges, 210km north of Adelaide, just west of the township of Wirrabara.
Walking trails, scenic drives, picnic grounds and the recently re-established Old Wirrabara Nursery are all available to visit.
For safety reasons, the forest is closed to the public on declared Total Fire Ban days.