Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary has a long reputation as a reliable birding site with a bird list of more than 200 species, including nine threatened species. Three species of Australian Babblers are present and the rare Grey Falcon has been known to breed on the sanctuary. All proceeds from Bowra campground and visitor program will go back into the running of the campground and conservation of wildlife. There are a variety of camping options available, please take care to select the option best suited to your circumstances before booking.
Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary has a long reputation as a reliable birding site with a bird list of more than 200 species, including nine threatened species. Three species of Australian Babblers are present and the rare Grey Falcon has been known to breed on the sanctuary.
A number of bird monitoring programs are in place at Bowra. The main program is a Daily Bird Call which records the species seen each day. Bird observation forms are available for visitors to fill out, which can assist our staff during the Daily Bird Call. Our staff, volunteers and other visitors are a wonderful source of bird information.
Camping is in open areas adjacent to the amenities. There are facilities for a few caravans or camper trailers to access 240 volt power. This power is quite limited and not suitable for air conditioning, heating, cooking or other power-hungry uses. The water supply is bore water from the Great Artesian Basin. There are a couple of marked walks nearby including the nearby lagoon.
Our camp sites can accommodate just one vehicle with room for a van or tent.
Open fires of any type are not permitted.
There is a two-night minimum stay for all of our booking options, with the exception of Day Visitors. If you have any questions about our facilities and camping options please contact our staff via mobile: 0455 527 698, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
After booking, you will receive a confirmation email with directions and other information.
Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary is open to visitors during certain times of year. Please read our conditions of entry for Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary.
Bowra is in south-west Queensland about 16 kilometres north-west of Cunnamulla.
Directions from Cunnamulla:
All roads on the property are dirt and can be dusty in dry conditions and very muddy and at times impassable when wet; rainfall may close the sanctuary tracks. Vehicles over four tonnes and some 2WD vehicles are not suitable for the tracks. Please note that vehicle owners will need a recovery plan for any bogged or broken-down vehicles. Visitors will be advised before and during their stay if tracks are closed due to rain. If in doubt or any concerns arise please contact our sanctuary staff: 0455 527 698. In order to preserve and protect Bowra’s landscape and wildlife we ask that you follow instructions and information provided from the staff and volunteers on site.
Should the purpose of your visit be commercial including, but not limited to, travel, accommodation, bird watching and identification, photography and/or tuition, you must notify the AWC Sanctuary Manager (Bowra@australianwildlife.org) at the time of making your booking (either for camping or day entry).
At time of making the booking all commercial operators must provide business and contact details, and a copy of your current public liability insurance (Sanctuary Manager to provide form for completion).
Your booking confirmation is a declaration of agreement to the conditions of entry. These include the guidelines surrounding photography, where the requirement to obtain permission to use images or footage from the Sanctuary also applies to any use of images in promotional material. Please contact us for further information.