Visit Witchelina

Witchelina Nature Reserve is in the arid zone of the far north of South Australia and showcases an impressive variety of mountain, rangeland and desert landscapes, rich biodiversity and spectacular geology.

Rocky outcrop on Witchelina Nature Reserve; photo Patrick Mentzel

Witchelina and Hiltaba Nature Reserves are open between 1 April and 31 October to day visitors, campers and visitors staying in accommodation. The reserves are closed during the summer months.

This 4,200 square kilometre former pastoral property is managed for conservation by Nature Foundation and we engage with a wide community including members, corporate partners, government, researchers, scientists, local communities, the Kuyani Adnyamathanha and Arabana Traditional Owners and the general public to make Witchelina a leader in conservation, sustainable land management, threat abatement and visitor experience.

Find out more about what we do on Witchelina Nature Reserve to protect this important habitat.

Experience Witchelina’s unique ecosystem via the Nature Drives or take a stroll around the historic Homestead precinct. You can view some images of our most recent member tour to Witchelina here!

Recently some details about Witchelina's early non-Aboriginal history has come to light. Read about it in our Latest News stories! 



You can explore the Witchelina Homestead precinct on foot. Several dams and a bird hide where a diverse range of birds can be seen throughout the year are a great destination for birdwatchers.

Nature Drives

Multiple Nature Drive loops are a great way to explore Witchelina. These follow former station tracks from when the Nature Reserve was a pastoral property. These re-purposed tracks are suitable as self-drive tours so that visitors, with suitable vehicles, can enjoy the different landscapes and views offered by the reserve. Track notes available from the Rotational Managers. Off track driving is strictly prohibited.

More details on the Nature Drives are available.

Please note: We are currently experiencing issues with our online bookings for Nature Drives. Please contact us directly to arrange access and payment. Call (08) 8340 2880 or email [email protected]


Witchelina has plenty of accommodation options. Find them on the Witchelina Homestead precinct map.


Witchelina has two bush campground options at the Homestead and Old Mt Nor'West (remote and a 1 hour drive from the Witchelina Homestead). All sites are unpowered and unallocated. 


Accommodation is available at:

Find out more about accommodation options in our Witchelina brochure

Click the Accommodation tab to add accommodation to your cart, click the Activities tab to add your nature drive pass to your cart before you checkout.


This website is now open for accommodation bookings.

Accommodation and tours are subject to operational requirements (researchers on site are given accommodation priority).

The fees you pay for Nature Drives and accommodation help fund the on-going management and conservation for our Nature Reserves.

Please read the conditions of entry to the Nature Reserve and the Terms and Conditions before making a booking.

Booking Nature Drives

Please note: We are currently experiencing issues with our online bookings for Nature Drives. Please contact us directly to arrange access and payment. Call (08) 8340 2880 or email [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any questions about visiting or staying at Witchelina Nature Reserve? Check our Frequently Asked Questions.

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