Wilabalangaloo helps to conserve many plants, birds, animals and insects of particular conservation significance.
The 92 ha Wilabalangaloo Reserve is located on the western bank of the River Murray on the outskirts of the Berri township.Now managed soley as a nature reserve, Wilabalangaloo helps to conserve many plants, birds, animals and insects of particular conservation significance. It contains a significant remnant of native Mallee vegetation and wildlife habitat including representative specimens of the rare Blue-leaved Mallee (Eucalyptus cyanophylla), Native Jasmine (Jasminum didymum ssp lineare) and 9 species of rare birds.
As you comfortably wander along the nature trail, you will encounter a rich variety of plants and birds.The abundant and splendid Australian Bugle (Ajuga australis) flowering in Spring. It would be particularly exciting to discover the rarely seen insects, the Foot Spinners (Embioptera spp).
Wilabalangaloo showcases a 1 km stretch of imposing ochre-coloured sandstone cliffs (about 30 metres high), providing spectacular scenery from the river and from the cliff-top viewing platform. The name of the reserve is thought to be based on the Aboriginal word meaning “place of red, yellow and brown stones”.
Dedicated in 1959 and 1972. Original Perpetual lease to Janet Reiners surrendered as a gift to NTSA in 1972. Portion of the property dedicated as NTSA Reserve and portion issued on Annual Licence