One of Peterborough’s newest tourist attractions is “Greg Duggan Nature Reserve”, situated at the top of “Tank Hill”. Named after Greg Duggan, one of South Australia’s most gifted, and knowledgeable, amateur naturalists, this 10 hectare Reserve is home to a wide range of local flora and fauna, with several species of Native plants found there being extremely rare in South Australia. These plants are Mallee Hop-bush (Dodonaea subglandifulera - Endangered), Two-bristle Greenhood (Pterostylis biseta - one record only) and Ashy-haired Swainson-pea (Swainsona tephrotrich - Rare) Mr Duggan, a Council employee, has spent much of his free time during his life to studying the birds, plants and reptiles in the Peterborough District, and has compiled a check list of the many bird species found locally, and which is available from the Council Office for a minimal fee.
In purchasing the Reserve as a future tourist attraction, Council chose to name it after Greg in recognition of his continuing contribution to the local environment, and our greater knowledge of our surroundings. “Greg Duggan Nature Reserve” has an observation deck which allows a full panoramic view of Peterborough and its surroundings. A number of easily-accessible walking trails, seating, and interpretive signage help make the visit an informative, and enjoyable, one. “Greg Duggan Nature Reserve is reached by following Government Road to the top of “Tank Hill”. Camping is not permitted.