Sanctuary & Tourism Centre
Open to the Public for Picnics & Scenic Walks on Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday from 10am - 5pm (Closed Christmas day). Access for scenic walks $10.00 per Adult $5.00 per Child.
Open other days for group bookings & Accommodation guests
The Saunders Gorge and surrounding hills are listed with the Australian Heritage Commission for their value as a significant habitat of Australian Fauna & Flora.
A visit to the Saunders Gorge gives you the opportunity to enjoy the wonders
and natural beauty of the Australian landscape & while sitting under
the shade of a River Red Gum listening to the birds sing, you can't help
but absorb the ancient timeless feel of the Australian bush.
Enjoy a visit to the Saunders
Gorge Sanctuary :-
Overnight B&B accommodation.
Boundary Cottage & Nature Lodges
The Saunders Gorge is home to a wide variety of Birds, Reptiles, Marsupials & a diversity of Flora.
Native Vegetation List
Native Animals List
Open to the Public for Picnics & Scenic Walks
On Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday & Public Holidays from 10am - 5pm
(Closed Christmas day). Access for scenic walks $10.00 per person.
Work Being Undertaken To Rehabilitate The Natural Enviroment
In 1997 we purchased an adjoining piece of land that the Saunders Creek flows through (now Sanctuary No 72).
Due to past neglect this piece of land had become heavily infested with pepper trees and olive trees that compete with the native vegetation for water & prevent young native trees and shrubs from growing. If left unchecked they will eventually take over the picturesque gorge.
Our present task is the removal & destruction of these pest trees to prevent their spread any further along the Saunders Creek. In 1999 we fenced 150 ha of the most significant area of native vegetation to permanently keep stock out and allow the area to regenerate. Following this in May 2001 we extended the fencing to include an additional 360 ha. This area is predominately native grassland and is of great importance to the survival of many native bird & reptile species of the area. We look forward to seeing the increase in the native vegetation & with it an increase in the native fauna, an exciting time ahead.