A recreation and sporting ground (featuring a well-maintained cricket oval, newly resurfaced synthetic tennis courts and a hall for hire) is adjacent the picnic ground.
A golf course takes pride of place at the northern end of the reserve.
Bundaleer Forest is also ideal for orienteering, rogaining (the sport of long distance cross-country navigation), geo-caching, bird watching, horse riding and exploring flora and fauna and photography.
Most days you’ll see kangaroos and euros, and sometimes an echidna. Listen for kookaburras and spot a brightly coloured Mallee Ringneck.
Whether you like a gentle stroll, invigorating hike or pushing pedals
you’ll find a trail that suits you.
The whole family will enjoy the gentle Maple Walk and the interactive Sculpture Walk.
For the more adventurous try the Scenic and Conservator’s Trails which take around 1.5 hours.
Bundaleer, a South Australian Heritage Icon, remains rich with the heritage of its early days, with many of its buildings restored and heritage listed.
Visit the home of the first Conservator of Forests in South Australia, 19th century tree planting enthusiast, Scotsman John Ednie Brown.
Visit Curnow’s Hut, the home of Bundaleer Forest’s first nurseryman William Curnow, who invented ‘tubestock’ using cut bamboo to nurture his seedlings.
Bundaleer Forest is one of the nation’s most beautiful forests, courtesy of the vast diversity of exotic and native species planted by foresters in the 1870s in their bid to find the most suitable timber plantation tree.
The forest is glorious all year round, but the most striking time to visit Bundaleer is in autumn, when the foliage of the maples, oaks, elms and poplars graduates from summer greens to hues of yellow, red, orange and lime.