Please note that the Reserve will be closed from April 28th 2018. We will continue to hold open days and special events, posted online and in the local papers.

For nearly 25 years the Wildlife Conservancy of Tropical Queensland has managed the Mareeba Wetlands Reserve, and we need to undertake significant conservation works. During 2018 the Conservancy will reconfigure the conservation efforts across this amazing landscape. Please stay posted for some very exciting ideas and the next stage in the conservation of the Mareeba Wetlands.

Set within the savannas of North Queensland, it is a gateway to Cape York Peninsula and the Gulf Savannah, and provides an excellent base from which to visit the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics Rainforests and Great Barrier Reef, as well as the Cairns Highlands and Atherton Tablelands.

The Reserve, which is a designated Nature Refuge recognised by the QP&WS, is known locally as the Mareeba Wetlands and lies within the traditional Country of the Muluridji people; protecting over 5000 acres of savannas and wetlands and providing a sanctuary for much of tropical Australia's savanna and wetland flora and fauna, as well as its cultural heritage.

The Mareeba Tropical Savanna and Wetland Reserve is a unique community conservation project combining valuable conservation work with environmental education and nature based tourism.

David-Bellamy---March-2000.jpgWith the assistance of volunteers it is run by a not-for-profit environmental organisation, the Wildlife Conservancy of Tropical Queensland, and all income realised from sustainable tourism is reinvested into managing the wetlands as well as valuable research work, such as current research on Brolgas and Sarus cranes; and its education and conservation programmes.

By visiting the Mareeba Tropical Savanna and Wetland Reserve you are ensuring that this important work is continued and a sanctuary for Australian wildlife is preserved.

“This is Australia… it should be!” - Prof David Bellamy.

Jabiru Safari Lodge At Mareeba Wetlands