Located on the botanically rich boundary of the central wheatbelt and Murchison regions, Mt Gibson Wildlife Sanctuary covers more than 1,300 km2 of spectacular semi-arid woodland including salmon gum and gimlet straddling the west side of Lake Moore.
Owned and managed by the non-profit Australia Wildlife Conservancy (AWC), Mt Gibson Quartz Ridge campground, provides a base from which to explore this remarkable sanctuary. It is a naturalist’s paradise, providing refuge for threatened plants, many birds and a diverse range of other wildlife. Threatened and endangered mammal species such as the numbat, greater stick nest rat and woylie are currently being reintroduced within a 7800 ha feral predator free exclosure fence. All proceeds from the Quartz Ridge campground will go back into the running of the campground conservation of wildlife.
AWC offers a selection of self-guided drives and walks at Mt Gibson including a drive to Mushroom Rocks on the banks of Lake Moore and walk through salmon gum woodlands birdwatching.
Relax and soak up the atmosphere at the quiet and simple campground. Facilities are basic with toilets and a camp kitchen and visitors should be self-sufficient with a 4WD vehicle.
For the nature loving traveller, this is a unique opportunity to experience one of Australia’s most beautiful landscapes while also helping to save endangered wildlife.
For more information please visit the Australian Wildlife Conservancy website.
Information source: The Australian Wildlife Conservancy.