Get a taste of the great outdoors
ForestrySA’s forest reserves are an important resource for sustainable timber production, provide habitat for native flora and fauna and are also home to water catchments.
But they are also a very popular place to play. Hundreds of thousands of visitors come to enjoy hut-style accommodation, bushwalk, horse ride, mountain bike, hunt for Ghost Mushrooms, cave dive and take part in a host of organised community events and motor sport rallies.
Our Mount Lofty Ranges forests are particularly popular due to their close proximity to the city of Adelaide. With hundreds of thousands of visitors annually immersing themselves in our unique slice of bush tranquillity, just an hour’s drive from the city. Your favourite South Australian horse riding, biking and camping destination is right here in the Mount Lofty Ranges. See our short promotional video below.
Our Green Triangle native forest areas have long been popular for their biodiversity and abundance of natural features, such as wetlands, natural limestone caves and sinkholes.
As a South Australian Government forest manager, ForestrySA also facilitates public access to Crown Land under lease arrangement to pine forest grower OneFortyOne Plantations.
This arrangement allows thousands of people to continue to visit these local forests just as they have always done, to enjoy horse riding, bushwalking, cave diving, Ghost Mushroom hunting and much more.
The forest is closed to the public on declared Total Fire Ban days. To report a fire, call 000.
Fire is prohibited on ForestrySA land and Forest Reserves between November 1 and April 30 in any year.