Visiting Mt Gibson Wildlife Sanctuary

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Mount Gibson Wildlife Sanctuary © AWC

Reasons to visit

Located on the botanically rich boundary of the central wheatbelt and Murchison regions, Mt Gibson Wildlife Sanctuary covers more than 130,000 hectares of spectacular semi-arid woodland including salmon gum and gimlet straddling the west side of Lake Moore.

AWC offers a selection of self-guided drives and walks at Mt Gibson. For the nature loving traveller, this is a unique opportunity to experience one of Australia’s beautiful landscapes while also helping to save Australia’s endangered wildlife.

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Available Activities

Mt Gibson Quartz Ridge Campground provides a basic base from which to explore the sanctuary on a range of self-guided tours. Tour notes and a bird checklist are available when you sign in.

One of the objectives of the Mt Gibson Endangered Wildlife Restoration Project is to promote public awareness of the plight of Australia’s wildlife and habitats. Currently, there is no access to the feral predator-proof area while reintroductions are taking place and populations establishing.

Self-guided tours include a drive to Mushroom Rocks on the banks of Lake Moore and walk through salmon gum woodlands to enjoy some birdwatching.

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Accommodation and Facilities

Mt Gibson Quartz Ridge campground is a basic camp site for self-sufficient nature lovers. Five unpowered caravan/campervan sites are available as well as tent sites.

The campground is set on the side of a beautiful rocky ridge with views from the top to Lake Moore and across the sanctuary. Compost toilets and a simple covered camp kitchen area with barbecues is available. Visitors need to bring their own water and fuel, and remove their own waste. A central fire pit is available with wood provided for campfires.

As our focus at Mt Gibson is on conservation, we have a maximum of 25 people or eight vehicles in the campground at any one time, making bookings essential.

© Wayne Lawler/AWC
Mount Gibson Wildlife Sanctuary © Wayne Lawler/AWC

Pricing

Prices for the 2019 season:

  • $20 per night for adults over 18 years
  • $10 per night for children under 18 years

Bookings are payable by direct debit, credit card (VISA, Mastercard) or cash on arrival (we appreciate the correct amount as limited change will be available).

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Bookings

The Quartz Ridge Campground at Mt Gibson is now closed until 11 April 2020. Bookings can be made for dates after that time. Please email email us at MtGibson.Visitors@australianwildlife.org

Mount Gibson Wildlife Sanctuary © Wayne Lawler/AWC

Getting There

Mt Gibson Quartz Ridge campground is open to visitors by booking between April and October, weather and road conditions permitting. The road is suitable for 4WD vehicles only. Please contact Mt Gibson Wildlife Sanctuary for up-to-date information on road conditions.

Mt Gibson is located 367 kilometres (approximately five hours) from Perth or 104 kilometres (1.5 hours) from Wubin, travelling along the Great Northern Highway to the signposted turnoff 73 kilometres north of Wubin. A map to the campground will be provided on booking.