Mornington Wilderness Camp

Accommodation Gibb River Road

Locat­ed in the heart of the Kim­ber­ley, Morn­ing­ton Wildlife Sanc­tu­ary cov­ers more than 3,000 km² of spec­tac­u­lar gorges and trop­i­cal savan­na dom­i­nat­ed by the Fitzroy Riv­er and Wunaamin Mili­wun­di Ranges.

Owned and man­aged by the non-prof­it Aus­tralian Wildlife Con­ser­van­cy (AWC), Morn­ing­ton Wilder­ness Camp pro­vides a com­fort­able base from which to explore this remark­able sanc­tu­ary. It is a naturalist’s par­adise, pro­vid­ing refuge for over 200 species of birds and a diverse range of oth­er wildlife. All pro­ceeds from the Wilder­ness Camp are ded­i­cat­ed to the con­ser­va­tion of wildlife in the Kimberley.

AWC offers many enjoy­able day trips around Morn­ing­ton. Pop­u­lar activ­i­ties include canoe­ing down Dimond Gorge and swim­ming and explor­ing Sir John Gorge. Before din­ner, enjoy a glass of cham­pagne as you watch the sun set over the stun­ning Cen­tral Kim­ber­ley ranges. Nature lovers can indulge in var­i­ous guid­ed and self-guid­ed tours. From bird­watch­ing to explor­ing habi­tats unique to the Kim­ber­ley, there is some­thing for everyone.

Relax and soak up the atmos­phere with a few nights in the safari tents, which over­look Annie Creek. Alter­na­tive­ly, pitch your own tent in the shady camp­ground. In the evenings, dine under the stars at the bush bar and licensed restaurant.

For the adven­tur­ous trav­eller, this is a unique oppor­tu­ni­ty to expe­ri­ence one of Australia’s lead­ing wilder­ness camps while also help­ing to save Australia’s endan­gered wildlife.

See more at: aus​tralian​wildlife​.org

Morn­ing­ton Wilder­ness Camp is open to vis­i­tors from May to Octo­ber — weath­er and road con­di­tions per­mit­ting. The road is suit­able for 4WD vehi­cles only. Please con­tact the Wilder­ness Camp for up-to-date information.

Mornington Wilderness Camp

Closed in 2023 and 2024

Following the assessment of flood damage to Mornington Wilderness Camp, the sanctuary will be closed to visitors for the 2023 and 2024 season.

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