Having just graduated from USM (Go Huskies!) last year, I’ve had my eyes peeled looking for a great job in my field. For those interested, I studied to become a pharmacy tech. It’s been a rough year, because I had to settle to get a job at a local camping gear store for now. I am in a serious relationship with a great girl and I’m not ready to move out of my town yet in search of the perfect “career job”. So naturally, that meant it was time for a vacation to Australia!
Me and my little lady decided to check out a place called Mornington Wild Camp. We’re both outdoorsy types, so the idea of renting a camper van and heading to the outback sounded amazing to us both. This camp opens up a home window to the extraordinary job of the Australian Wild animals Conservancy, an independent, charitable company devoted to conserving Australia’s threatened wild animals and ecosystems. Just check out the views we’ll be taking in:
Mornington is merely one of 21 shelters that the AWC (Australian Wildlife Conservatory) runs, each concentrated on conserving Australia’s majority of species at risk, such as the gorgeous Gouldian Finch. We love wildlife, and we’re so excited to be able to see some of thoe more rare species this planet of ours has to offer!
Visitors can choose to stay in spacious safari-style deluxe outdoors tents with ensuites and fresh linen, or bring their own means for camping. We’re not sure how long we’ll stay in Mornington for, so we’re opting to hire a campervan in Darwin to have more freedom. We’ll probably meander around on some self-guided day trips, canoe some of the amazing chasms we’ve researched, and grab some time with the local naturalists to make sure we haven’t missed anything!
The comforts of home.. in the outback?!
If the thought of sleeping in fashionable tents with ensuites and fresh linen is your thing, you’ll love this next part. There’s actually a bistro here that offers excellent food, wine and service. From what we’ve read online, Mornington is a special conversation area in that the AWC focuses not only on the conservation of the wildlife and terrain, but also on making sure that the visitors are comfortable, enlightened and inspired to tell other tourists. *shrug* Makes sense! We’re still looking forward to our campervan, though
The landscape and view
As you can see, we have terrific views of the landscape and hills to look forward to:
We’re super excited to go. The plan is to pick up our campervan from Darwin (we checked for the best rates here http://4wdcamperhiredarwin.com.au/), check out Darwin for a day, load up on food and other supplies, leave the town around 4pm, drive towards Mornington and stop along the way to rest, and then we figure we’ll arrive after no more than 1 day of driving!