Mt Rothwell Biodiversity Interpretation Centre

Mt Rothwell is the heart of Odonata’s conservation work.

Banner image, Fence check at Mt Rothwell. Photo by Annette Ruzicka

Mt Rothwell is the central core of the Odonata Sanctuary Network (SEASON), and home to a wealth of threatened species, including Southern Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies, Eastern Quolls, Eastern Barred Bandicoots, Bettongs, Long-nosed Potoroos and Bush Stone-curlews.

Additionally, Mt Rothwell is a eco-tourism experience, located just 40 minutes outside Melbourne, where visitors can experience these amazing creatures in their natural environment.

The team at Mt Rothwell runs unique twilight tours, which are sure to be a night you will never forget.

As Victoria’s second largest feral predator-free ecosystem (behind our Tiverton Farm sanctuary), Mt Rothwell and all our sanctuaries serve as important breeding grounds and outdoor laboratories for Odonata's ground-breaking research.

The sanctuary has also provided emergency evacuation, relief, recovery and temporary homes for animals impacted by bushfire, and is a critical part of Odonata’s mission to save animals from extinction.

Mt Rothwell is made possible by an amazing network of volunteers and your support, please give generously and visit us soon!

Mt Rothwell. Photo by Pete James

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