Gluepot Reserve, Waikerie

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Gluepot Reserve is a private protected area located in the Australian state of South Australia in the gazetted locality of Gluepot about 40km north of the town of Waikerie.HistoryGluepot was established by Birds Australia (now BirdLife Australia) in 1997 by the purchase, through a public appeal, of Gluepot Station, a pastoral lease with an area of 540km2 in the semi-arid Murray Mallee region of South Australia. The decision to purchase Gluepot Station, Birds Australia's first reserve, was taken in order to protect its outstanding floral and faunal values, under threat because of an application by the lessee to burn the property to provide grazing for sheep.BirdsNearly 200 species of birds have been recorded at Gluepot Reserve. These include the nationally threatened malleefowl, regent parrot, red-lored whistler and black-eared miner. A further 33 species are considered to be regionally threatened. Scarlet-chested parrots are known to have bred on Gluepot Reserve in the past, and still visit the reserve.ConservationGluepot Reserve has protected area status due being to the subject of a native vegetation heritage agreement created under the Native Vegetation Act 1991 (SA) where its owner, BirdLife Australia, has agreed to protect the property’s native vegetation in perpetuity. Gluepot Reserve is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area. Gluepot Reserve is within the extent of both the Riverland Biosphere Reserve and the Riverland Mallee Important Bird Area.
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  • Gluepot is not for the faint-hearted. It is 50 km of gravel/dirt (good when we were there). You must bring all your own food, water, accommodation - the camping grounds are well laid out but offer onl...  more »
  • We visited Gluepot to have a look around prior to planning a camping visit later in the year. The volunteer rangers greeted us shortly after arrival and were delightful. The visitor centre is very inf...  more »
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  • Planned to stay for two nights & ended up staying for four. We still had walks & areas that we wanted to explore when we left...so we'll be back! The walks were really well signposted & accessible. All staff are volunteers and are very friendly and helpful. They are doing an amazing job as custodians of very unique landscape & wildlife.
  • Amazing land reserve for birds. Has 5 great bird hides which is amazing for bird watching and 3 campsites too choose from. 14 great walking tracks ranging from 600m to 16km. Spent 4 days here and only just enough to do 10 of the walks. Will definetly come back.

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