The Plains and Ranges  of the Southern Flinders are abundant with a diverse range of flora and fauna. Magnificent River Red,  Blue and Sugar Gums frame the landscape and give shelter to the many Kangaroos, Euros, Possums, Goannas and a myriad of birdlife.

Come and enjoy the forest 🙂
However, the region has a Foresty Secret! Commercial Forestry first began at Wirrabara and Bundaleer in the 1870s. To ensure the most appropriate trees for the soil and climate were chosen,  an experimental nursery was set up and exotic trees from around the globe were planted. The old nursery is now one of the main attractions when visiting the Wirrabara forest.


Magnificent Elms, Ashes and Oaks Stand tall and are a testament to our forestry pioneers. The colours of each season, the prolific wildlife and the history recorded and presented at the old nursery make it a must to visit.

With a number of outdoor activities available the Forest has become a mecca for those wishing to explore the bush, picnic, walk, cycle, camp and generally enjoy what it has to offer.  Bushwalker permits are available from the Forestry Headquarters and a great picnic spot is situated next door. From the picnic grounds it is a leisurely stroll to visit the amazing old forest nursery and  the famous Mawson and Heysen trails meander through the forest.

Take your time, relax and enjoy what the Southern Flinders Ranges, Wirrabara and the Forest has to offer, with its tall trees, rugged ridges, cool shady valleys and a glimpse of history.

Wirrabara Forest Information

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Telephone  (08) 8668 5000
Facsimile (08) 8668 5099
E-mail forestrysa@forestrysa.com.au
Wirrabara Forest Office: On Forest Rd
Office Hours:
12.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri.
Wirrabara Forest