Information For Visitors

In the midst of the dry savanna country of the Australian Outback lies Clancy's Lagoon with its spectacular Visitor Centre. This provides the hub for all tours and activities.

The Visitor Centre is a blend of modern and vernacular North Queensland architecture using the traditional materials of tin and timber with sweeping views to the west and north across Clancy's Lagoon to the Hann Tableland National Park.

It offers the ideal cool retreat in which to learn about the Australian tropical savannas and wetlands and the work of the Conservancy, or just to enjoy a cold drink or snack on the wide viewing gallery overlooking the lagoon and the surrounding wildlife. The centre is staffed by expert tour guides ready with advice and assistance on activities and natural history.

The Reserve caters for both day visitors and overnight guests, and provides opportunities for a wide range of interests, including wildlife and birdwatching, bushwalking, fly fishing and private guiding, canoeing, sketching and photography.

From the Centre, visitors may follow self-guided interpretive walks around the sanctuary, hire hand crafted timber canoes to paddle amongst the birds and lilies, float through the lilies on the electric boat Buralga, or join the famous Sunset Reserve Safari in the company of a Wetlands Guide to see more of the abundant wildlife, experience billy tea in the bush, and enjoy cheese and wine and an outback sunset.

Bookings & Enquiries

Visitor activities within the Reserve are managed for the Conservancy by the operators of Jabiru Safari Lodge. For more information on tours, activities, accommodation and special events, please visit: or contact the Visitor Centre on (07) 4093 2514.

Jabiru Safari Lodge At Mareeba Wetlands