Arid Recovery is an ecosystem restoration initiative based in the South Australian outback and dedicated to the restoration of Australia’s arid lands.

Established in 1997, the program is centred around a 123 km² fenced reserve. Feral cats, rabbits and foxes have been eradicated from a total of 60 km² and this has provided an area of complete protection into which four species of locally extinct mammals have so far been reintroduced

Arid Recovery offers visitors a chance to get up close to rare and endangered native species in a naturally wild arid zone environment. Some, such as the burrowing bettong, are the only populations on mainland Australia, making this unique opportunity to interact with them in a natural environment, a very special experience for visitors.

Bookings are essential.

Photo: Toni Fish (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)