This area has been popular with picnickers since the 1980's. There are numerous significant specimen trees in the reserve, such as sequoia, oak, lime, poplar and Dutch elm, some of which were planted more than 100 years ago when the reservce was part of the adjacent homestead garden.
The reseve became overgrown in the 1990's and in 2005 a committee was formed to restore the reserve to its former glory. The transformation of the reserve was assisted by the Clutha District Council, Community Probabtion Services Dunedin, Otago Regional Council and local volunteers.
Woolshed Valley Track is a 40-minute return walking track from the reserve follows the Tokomairiro River to Woolshed Valley at Glenore.
Another point of interest is a nearby railway viaduct, constructed in the 1870's, which was part of the Milton to Lawrence rail corridor. This can be viewed following a short walk up Falla Burn Rd (across the State Highway from the reserve entrance).