From the Ranger: Gluepot Reserve is open. Entry to Gluepot is only via Lunn Road (from Goyder H'way) -don't let your sat-nav lead you astray. Gas fires only are permitted. There is no need to book campsites in advance. (14 January 2021)
Visitor Services and Information
- Gluepot is located about 64kms from Waikerie. About 50kms of the road is unsealed. Travelling time from Waikerie is 1.25 to 1.5 hours. Waikerie is on the Sturt Highway (A20) about 200kms from Adelaide.
- Information about Gluepot can be obtained at the Waikerie Visitor Centre (located in the Waikerie Public Library), Strangman Road, Waikerie – telephone 8541 0708.
- If travelling from Waikerie, cross the Murray River on the car ferry and then travel the ~10km on the Taylorville Road to the Goyder Highway (B64), turn left, and travel for ~3km and then turn right onto Lunn Road. The Christadelphian (Ecclesia) Hall is at the junction of the Goyder Highway and Lunn Road. Follow the signs to Gluepot Reserve.
- If travelling from Morgan along the Goyder Highway (B64) the Gluepot turnoff at Lunn Road is after about 31 kms, and if travelling from Renmark it is about 83kms.
- Lunn Road and the tracks on Gluepot Reserve are suitable for 2WD and medium-sized caravans. However, after approx 20mm of rain, they may be closed or affected by water and suitable for 4WD only. Telephone the Gluepot Rangers 8892-8600 for advice after rain.
- The only public way into Gluepot Reserve is via Lunn Road. Some satellite navigation systems have been known to direct travellers along other routes leading to permanently locked gates. These routes cannot be used to access Gluepot Reserve.
- Visitors are advised that they will travel through private property before reaching the Gluepot boundary. Please avoid stopping en-route to Gluepot, noting that camping is not permitted and you should be aware of the possible presence of kangaroos, cattle, or other feral animals and drive accordingly. All gates should be left as found.
- On Gluepot Reserve, no fires of any sort are permitted except gas burners. (these may also be banned on a total fire ban day) No pets or firearms are allowed on the reserve.
- Fees apply for both day visitors ($5 per vehicle per day) and camping ($10 per vehicle per night) on Gluepot.
- Visitors must be self-sufficient and provide everything they need including their own water, food and fuel. Visitors are asked to take out all of their rubbish.
- There are three camping grounds on the reserve – Babbler, Bellbird and Sittella, and each are equipped with long drop toilets. Gluepot does not accept any advance camping bookings, and to keep the peaceful character of the reserve, no generators are allowed to be operated.
- There is a Visitor Centre at the homestead area where visitors are requested to self-register and pay the fee (Debit/credit card details, cash and cheque accepted.) There are also plenty of maps, flora and fauna lists, walk brochures and information about the facilities on the reserve, at the Visitor Centre.
- When out walking on the reserve, it is advisable for visitors to adhere to the marked walking trails on the reserve and to exercise extreme caution if they venture away from marked trails, as it is very easy to become lost in the Australian mallee scrub.
It is also advisable for walkers to carry a GPS and/or compass and drinking water. If visitors become lost they should follow the instructions on the walk brochure (obtainable from the Visitor Centre) to navigate their way to safety.
- Whenever possible visitors will be greeted by resident Rangers who will be only too willing to introduce them to Gluepot and it’s facilities, and to answer any questions you may have.
- All visitors need to be aware that summer conditions in Gluepot can be extremely hot (temperatures can reach 40°C and more) and they must take precautions against heat stroke—including carrying plenty of water, wearing proper clothing and using sunscreen.
- All visitors need to be aware that the Riverland area is a fruit fly exclusion zone. No fruit or vegetables can be bought into the Riverland from interstate. There is a manned fruit fly inspection area on the Sturt Highway (A20) between Mildura and Renmark where fresh fruit and vegetables must be declared (If fruit and vegetables are purchased from a shop in South Australia, then keep the receipt, and you will be able to bring it in.)
- Gluepot email is email@example.com and the Rangers at the homestead may be reached on (08) 8892 8600.