Gibraltar Reserve Wildlife Refuge

In 2004 Birdrangers established Gibraltar Reserve as a Wildlife Refuge, with the assistance of the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage Conservation Partners program & NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service.

Our visitors get a chance to
explore the wilderness with us, and support the wide variety of plants and animals we encounter. 

You can see updates of our recent wildlife experiences and management work here
or contact us to arrange a private tour.




Between Grafton & Glen Innes, on the eastern slopes of Gibraltar Range, the border of Northern Rivers & Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia.

Altitude:    140-240m    Map

Gibraltar Reserve is in the Clarence Valley, one of the most biodiverse areas of Australia. The adjacent Gibraltar Range & Washpool National Parks connect the reserve to vast areas of World Heritage wilderness. Gibraltar Range National Park is recognised as an Important Bird Area by Birdlife International. The Mann River passes about 6km to the east.

Private tours are available, email us for enquiries & bookings.




188 hectares of mixed Eucalypt & Rainforest, and grassland is protected from deforestation and grazing of livestock.
Several kilometers of stream provides wetland habitat, ensuring a diverse mix of species and high conservation value.
Swamp forest, as well as wet & dry sclerophyll forest communities all intergrade where the historical forest clearing has occurred. This has provided some open swampy areas, as well as undisturbed forest, and habitat for a wide range of species. Over 40 acres of undisturbed warm temperate rainforest and sub-tropical rainforest species occurs, much of which is difficult terrain to access.



Species Lists

+Birds    +Mammals    +Reptiles & Amphibians    +Fish




The diversity of flora & fauna at Gibraltar Reserve is significant, with 6 Vulnerable (NSW TSC Act 1995) species of Mammal and 10 species of bird identified as breeding or regularly using the land, including:

Koala, Eastern Chestnut Mouse, Long-nosed Potoroo, Brush-tailed Phascogale, Glossy Black-cockatoo, Little Lorikeet, Varied Sittella, Little Eagle, Scarlet Robin, Flame Robin, Wompoo Fruit-dove & Rose-crowned Fruit-dove

Visitors can support our conservation efforts through the Birding & Wildlife experiences we offer, both on site and around the region. Our aim is to cultivate interest in bird watching and biodiversity. We provide tours for small groups or individuals, observing and experiencing the diverse fauna & flora of the region. Research, conservation and sustainable food production is our focus.



Current Projects

-Pest species management including exotic weeds & Dingo/Wild Dog monitoring
-Fire management & fuel monitoring.
-Bird observations
-Lantana Management
-Bell Miner Associated Dieback monitoring & management with NSW National Parks
-Trail Camera remote wildlife monitoring
-Nestbox Cameras





Bird & Wildlife Sightings: