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Savannah Trail, Mornington Wilderness Camp, Kimberley

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 1.6 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

The Savannah Woodland Habitat Trail takes the walker below a sandstone escarpment to explore the savannah woodland. The 750 metre one-way fairly level trail starts near the campground. There is plenty of wildlife, including numerous birds, different snakes and lizards and rare mammals, such as the northern quoll. 

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88km from Gibb River Road, 330km from Derby, Derby is 2400 north of Perth

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This trail is a little exposed so best done early in the day when it is cooler. Around sunrise is a good time for observing wildlife. The early morning sun also brings out the colours of the ranges made up of King Leopold sandstone, which is around 1.8 billlion years old.  The rugged rocky escarpment serves as a refuge for endangered mammals, such as the northern quoll. 

There is plenty of wildlife, including a variety of snakes, so watch out for them. 

You will see different kinds of birds in the more open savannah terrain as opposed to the denser enclosed riparian habitats. Different species of raptors are often seen rising on thermals above the range. While tiny finches are seen in small flocks eating seeds from grasses. 

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Time / Duration

less than an hour

Length

1.6km return

What To Pack

Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

88km from Gibb River Road, 330km from Derby, Derby is 2400 north of Perth

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Bush Walk

Grade 2

No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km. Suitable for families with young children.

Facilities

  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Shop

Best time of year

May to October. The dry season in the Kimberley

Fees

Entry and camping fees apply

Trail Access

Air, Drive or Bus to Broome 2200km north of Perth, 4WD to the Wilderness Camp

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