|Area Forecast||Strip Direction|
17° 31.40 S
126° 07.12 E
|ALA Code||Strip Length|
|WAC Chart||FIA||Strip Surface|
1 – SW corner
|ASIC Security / Vis Vest|
|Fuel||Distance to Station|
Yes – SW corner
Special Procedures and Comments:
Bird and animal hazards.
Located in the heart of the Kimberley, Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary covers more than 3,000 square kilometres of spectacular gorges and tropical savannah dominated by the Fitzroy River and Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges. Owned and managed by AWC (Australian Wildlife Conservancy), Mornington Wilderness Camp provides a comfortable base from which to explore this remarkable sanctuary.
Mornington Sanctuary is a naturalist’s paradise, providing refuge for over 200 species of birds and a diverse range of other wildlife. It is a hotspot for birdwatchers with 208 bird species recorded within the sanctuary. At least three nationally threatened bird species find refuge on Mornington, including the Gouldian Finch, Purple-crowned Fairy-wren and Red Goshawk.
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.
Mornington Wilderness Camp provides a shady, creek-side campground with ablution blocks, hot showers and communal BBQ’s. The spacious campground offers a peaceful experience, even in the north-west’s peak season.
11 safari-style tents are available, each with en-suite and a private balcony overlooking picturesque Annie Creek. These spacious tents are comfortably furnished with quality beds and linen, tea/coffee making facilities and minibar. Safari tents are subject to limited availability.
In the evenings, dine under the stars at the ‘Gibb-River-Road-famous’ Bush Bar and licensed restaurant.