Mornington Wilderness Camp

Chalets/Villas/Cottages 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 King Leopold 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: australianwildlife.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.

Gibb River Road



By Road

To discover Mornington sanctuary, travel along the Gibb River Road to the signposted turnoff. The distance to Wilderness Camp from the following is:

  • 330 km (5 hours) from Derby;
  • 550 km (7 hours) from Broome;
  • 565 km (8 hours) from Kununurra; and
  • 385 km (6 hours) from Fitzroy Crossing.
From the turnoff (at Mt House) drive a further 88 km (1.5 to 2 hours) south to the Wilderness Camp.

By Air

The Wilderness Camp has a 1,000 m airstrip (S. 17.31.40 E. 126.07.12, elevation 670 ft, parking and windsock at SW corner - 2 NM east of the camp). Charter flights to Mornington sanctuary are available from Broome (1 hour 40 minutes), Kununurra (1 hour 20 minutes), Halls Creek (1 hour) or Fitzroy Crossing (30 minutes). Price on application.

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Camping

Unpowered Site   |  Max Guests: 5

Large spacious tranquil campground that runs along Annie Creek- we do not allow generators, campfires, drones, fishing or pets. Sites are unpowered and unallocated. A sanctuary access fee per vehicle of $25 will be charged.

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Safari Tent (3 people)

1 Bedroom   |  Max Guests: 4

Full Board- Spacious Safari tents are ensuited with mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities and private verandah. A minimum 2 night stay is recommended. Maximum tent configuration 3A or 2A 2C Sanctuary Access Fee of $25 per vehicle will be added upon check in

Cancellation

We understand that circumstances may arise where you may need to cancel your reservation. Should this occur you will be charged as follows:
·         If you inform us of your cancellation with more than twenty-two (22) days’ notice your deposit will be refunded less a $25 administration fee;
·        If eight (8) to twenty-one (21) days’ notice of cancellation is given a cancellation fee of 25% of the total reserved accommodation will be charged; and
·         If you cancel on less than seven (7) days’ notice a cancellation fee of 50% of the total reserved accommodation will be charged.