Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary

Private Campground - Queensland

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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. Bowra will be open to visitors from 1 May – 31 October 2021.

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 and all visitors are encouraged to assist. The main program is a Daily Bird Call which records the species seen each day and fixed route survey forms are available for those who wish to assist in bird monitoring. Bird lists and maps are supplied for all visitors. 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. Open fires of any type are not permitted. 

Bowra is in south-west Queensland about 16 kilometres north-west of Cunnamulla.

Directions from Cunnamulla:

  • Head west from town across the Warrego River and after about 200?metres turn right at the sign (Humeburn Rd, Golf Course, Bowra).
  • Head north about nine kilometres until you see the Bowra gate on the left. There is a black and red mailbox with a metal sign on top saying Bowra.
  • The house and accommodation area are six kilometres along the dirt road. This road can be rough (particularly for vehicles towing) and slippery when it is wet so ring ahead for advice if you have any doubts.

Important Information

All roads on the property are dirt and can be dusty in dry conditions and very muddy and at times impassable when wet. When it is wet all vehicles are banned from the roads to prevent damage. 4WD vehicles have no difficulties getting about in dry times and most roads are accessible to normal vehicles, although a few spots may cause a problem. Take advice from the staff and volunteers on site.




CMCA User
 03/08/2016
We booked into Bowra for 2 nights and stayed 3 in late July 2016. This is not a normal 4 star caravan park. Its primary roles is as a nature reserve and it excels at that. The facilities are clean. The 4 power outlets are 10 amp so you cannot use your electric heaters and other high wattage appliances. There are plenty of areas where you can bush camp without being close to anyone else. For bird watchers (and novice birdwatchers and those wanting to learn something of the interest) and nature lovers it is paradise. It is far enough from town to feel like it is far from everywhere while being close enough to make a quick trip just for lunch or to pick up that forgotten item. The water supply is plentiful so filling tanks is not a problem. Power costs an extra $5 per night. There is no washing machine but there is a laundry with hot running water and cement tubs. There are clothes lines.
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