Newhaven Sanctuary - Alice Springs and surrounds NT
Jointly run by the Australian Wildlife Conservancy and Birds Australia, the 2620- square-kilometre Newhaven Sanctuary was previously a cattle station, and now is run solely to preserve the 160 bird species, four threatened mammal species and other wildlife here. It is very remote, 360 kilometres west of Alice Springs, near the tiny community of Nyirripi, and the campground, with toilets and showers, is only open between April and November, but it holds a magnificent desert ecosystem of claypans, dunes, spinifex, jump-ups and salt lakes. You need a 4WD.
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