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Gnaraloo is a unique and rare remaining remnant of Australian wilderness that is habitat to a diverse ecosystem of flora and fauna as well as threatened and endangered sea turtles. The aim of the foundation is to protect its native terrestrial and marine flora and fauna for future generations.

There are so few remaining wilderness areas in Australia and the world, that it is important to preserve and keep them untouched. Many terrestrial and marine species, some of which are rare and endangered, depend on these areas for survival. Their habitat, feeding grounds and territory have diminished elsewhere due to development and human encroachment.

The Gnaraloo Station Trust, the predecessor of the Gnaraloo Wilderness Foundation, commenced the Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program and the Gnaraloo Feral Animal Control Program in 2008. It established the Gnaraloo Wilderness Foundation in 2016.


Everyone who has been to Gnaraloo will tell you that visiting, staying at and exploring the land, beaches and ocean here is a unique adventure in a wilderness area. Would you like Gnaraloo to change and be further developed, even if they call it so-called ”low scale green development and eco-lodges”, which is just clever manipulative labels for development? What if the reef and coral systems were destroyed by mass tourism? What if the road was bitumen with a hotel and other development up and down the Gnaraloo coastline? What if the marine animals, turtles and fish disappeared as a consequence?  What if…

We deeply believe that Gnaraloo should stay as it is, wild and undeveloped to protect its biodiversity and the wilderness experience.

We are raising our voice and standing for the land, the ocean, the wildlife and the people.
YOU too can raise your voice for the Gnaraloo Wilderness: share your best experiences in the wild at Gnaraloo with the hashtag #KeepGnaralooWild on social media.

Be true, be wild, for the sake of our beautiful planet, all of us, your children and future generations!

Gnaraloo Coast - Unesco World Heritage Area
Lake MacLeod - Blue Holes
Undevelopped Gnaraloo Bay
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