Visit a sanctuary

Visit a sanctuary

Australian Wildlife Conservancy offers visitor programs at nine sanctuaries at varying times of the year. All other sanctuaries are closed to the public.

Bookings must be made through AWC. Unless otherwise stated below, commercial tour operators are not permitted to run tours on AWC sanctuaries without prior approval.

AWC sanctuaries that are open to the public are:

Kimberley Region

Mornington Wilderness Camp is located in the central Kimberley. The Wilderness Camp offers both luxury safari tents or access to a creek-side campground. During the day guests can enjoy a range of self-guided tours including day trips to the gorges, and evening meals at the licensed bar and restaurant. Bookings are essential. Mornington Wilderness Camp is open from 30 April to 7 October 2018.

Charnley River is situated 43 kilometres north of the Gibb River Road. Explore stunning gorges, swim in waterholes, enjoy fantastic bird watching and bushwalking, or go on one of our unique self-drive tours on this 300,000 hectare wildlife sanctuary. Camp in our large, shaded and grassed campground with drinking water, hot showers, flushing toilets and a disabled bathroom. Camping: $40 per Couple, $10 per Child. No pets or fires allowed. Contact or (08) 9191 4646 for more information.

North-East Region

Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary, located in southern Queensland, is open from April to November for self-guided tours and camping. As the sanctuary  may be occasionally closed throughout this time, it is imperative that you contact the visitor information team a few weeks prior to your arrival. Bookings are essential (email enquiries only from November to February). 

Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary is located in central Australia. Operated in conjunction with Birdlife Australia, Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary is open to visitors from April to September. Bookings are essential.

South-East Region

Yookamurra Wildlife Sanctuary is closed to general visitors, but offers an education program for schools. Students can stay at the sanctuary for a unique and exciting school camp experience, with AWC staff providing education and activities on threatened species and scientific methods of conservation. Located in the Murraylands region of South Australia, accommodation is available for school groups only, bookings are essential. Yookamurra has occasional open days for the general public to visit. Please contact Yookamurra to register your interest in upcoming open days. 

Kalamurina Wildlife Sanctuary in South Australia receives visitors on Outback Spirit Tours between April and October. Self-sufficient campers are also welcome betweeen April and August in designated camp sites on the eastern side of the property. Bookings are essential. Please contact 08 8675 8310 or email for more information.

Outback Spirit tour between April and October: see  The Outback Spirit visit includes an interpretive walk with an AWC staff member. - See more at:
Outback Spirit tour between April and October: see  The Outback Spirit visit includes an interpretive walk with an AWC staff member. - See more at:

South-West Region

Karakamia Wildlife Sanctuary is located in south-west Western Australia. Visitors can experience the magic of Karakamia by participating in a two-hour guided walk at dusk. Accommodation is not available. Bookings are essential.

Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary, in the south-west of Western Australia, is open from 1 May to30 September for self-guided walks. Accommodation is not available. Bookings are essential.

Mt Gibson Wildlife Sanctuary is located in south-west Western Australia. The Quartz Ridge Campground at Mt Gibson is open from 14th April - 7th October 2018 inclusive.  Read more.


It is important that you pre-arrange your visit to our sanctuaries as bookings are essential. Please contact us for more information.