Recognised as a showcase for conservation in northern Australia, Mornington and Marion Downs protect almost 6,000 square kilometres of the iconic Kimberley region. Bounded to the south by the rugged King Leopold Range, the properties contain some of Australia’s most spectacular scenery. Massive mesas and dramatic sandstone escarpments overlook vast savanna woodlands, while a network of tropical rivers, including the Fitzroy River, carve deep gorges through the ancient landscape.
Straddling the transition between the tropical north Kimberley and the drier deserts to the south, Mornington and Marion Downs capture a high diversity of wildlife including critically important populations of threatened species such as the Gouldian Finch, the Purple-crowned Fairy-wren and Northern Quoll.
The WildlifeLink Research Centre at Mornington is our base for operations in the Kimberley, hosting AWC land managers and field ecologists all year round. From here, we co-ordinate the EcoFire project, delivering fire management across 13 properties (4 million hectares). Mornington Wilderness Camp provides a unique visitor experience during the dry season.