Gluepot Reserve is BirdLife Australia's first publicly funded Reserve. Located in the semi-arid South Australian mallee it is considered by many to be one of the crown jewels in the nation's reserve system. This 50,000 ha large area of virgin mallee scrub contains no less than 6 nationally endangered bird species and a unique flora and fauna adapted to the harsh conditions. Purchased in 1997, Gluepot is rapidly becoming a centre for scientific research. Its accessibility means it is one of the few areas in Australia where birdwatchers can relatively easily observe otherwise hard-to-find species.Gluepot Reserve is located 1.5 hrs drive on well-maintained dirt roads north of Waikerie, South Australia. The Reserve is open to visitors year-round. Entry fees are payable upon arrival. Visitors need to be self-catering and are advised to check local conditions prior to heading out.