Bebrue was created in 1972 when 8¼ acres of natural bushland on the top of Mount Gibraltar (“The Gib”) at Mittagong was donated to the Girl Guides Association for the establishment of a camping and outdoors facility.
Today, the site offers a training and well-protected indoor/outdoor camping facility set amongst beautiful, natural surrounds that are ideal for many Guiding activities. The adjacent north-east side of Mount Gibraltar offers walking trails to explore.
The Mount Gibraltar Forest is significant due to its rarity, being identified as an endangered and threatened ecological community. The unique geology of the area supports a collection of flora that, as a n assemblage, does not exist outside of The Gib. One very important resident of The Gib that you may meet is the extremely rare Powerful Owl. Bebrue is one of the largest privately own properties on The Gib and Girl Guides have always worked hard to protect the natural bush at Bebrue. Bebrue has also been recognised by the Mount Gibraltar Landcare and Bushcare Group as being an important local wildlife corridor. It is a member of Land for Wildlife.
Bebrue is conveniently located approximately 1 hour south-west from Sydney Airport. It is ideal for hosting indoor and outdoor camping activities as well as providing a relaxing atmosphere for conferences and trainings in a
fully secure site.
Bebrue Campsite is available to all members of Girl Guides Australia for indoor and outdoor camping, day events, hikes, barbeques, meetings, trainings and other Guide gatherings. The campsite and cottage is also available to other community organisations and individuals. Non-guiding groups must hold their own public liability insurance policy.