Newhaven Sanctuary - Booking
Ph:+61 8 8964 6000
Cost Of Camping
$10 per adult and $5 per child per night.
It is important that you prearrange your visit to the Sanctuary. Limited camping space is available. Newhaven Sanctuary is open to visitors between April and October - road conditions permitting. The road is suitable for 4WD vehicles only.
Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary, 4 - 5 hours drive NW of Alice Springs, is a large property managed for biodiversity conservation by Australian Wildlife Conservancy in conjunction with Birdlife Australia (formerly Birds Australia).
May 2012 - Princess Parrots
A flock of Princess Parrots has been observed on the property. We are excited and feel very lucky to have these special birds visit us here at Newhaven. They may stay for a while, but could just as easily move on, as they are a nomadic species that will travel vast distances. Nevertheless, we anticipate that some birders may want to visit in order to try and see the Princess Parrots on Newhaven. In order to minimise disturbance to the birds, access to the property and the area where the parrots have been seen will be strictly controlled. Specifically:
- You will need to book into the Newhaven Campground in advance; there are a limited number of sites, and camping is not permitted outside the Campground.
- Visitors will only be able to travel to see the Princess Parrots in the company of an AWC guide; there will be scheduled trips once or twice a day, depending upon demand.
- Birdwatchers in these guided groups are expected to follow ethical birding guidelines, and follow the direction of their AWC guide.
- Visitors will be asked to pay a fee of $50 per vehicle to help cover the costs of providing the guiding service.
We expect all visitors to follow the standard visitor program conditions as wet out on the AWC website: Newhaven Sanctuary - Accommodation & Facilities.
Australian Wildlife Conservancy relies on the support of conservation-minded people, like yourselves, in order to continue undertaking the important work of protecting Australia's wildlife and their habitats.
All support is greatly appreciated, and information on how you can support AWC can be found at: Support AWC.
Thanks, and we hope you have an opportunity to see these beautiful birds.
Josef Schofield & Danae Moore,Newhaven Sanctuary Managers