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A residence as well as an eco-friendly farm stay and nature retreat

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Paul and Nadia Bellerby are the owners of Rosecliffe Boutique Farm Cottages, a property situated in Pinbarren, approximately 55km northwest of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. The property is a residence as well as an eco-friendly farm stay and nature retreat, providing educational wildlife experiences for guests. The property is registered with Land for Wildlife and a Voluntary Conservation Agreement covers 4.7 hectares.

Paul and Nadia have maintained the natural values of the property for over 30 years, and it is their intent to continue regenerating native vegetation to fortify the property’s wildlife corridor. They also aim to continue planting food trees for the local koala population and have plans to install informative signs along the adjoining Noosa Trail Network. In the future, Paul and Nadia hope to upgrade the existing conservation area to a Nature Reserve. 

Rosecliffe Boutique Farm Cottages covers 37.6 hectares and forms a significant wildlife corridor linking the Woodum and Pinbarren National Parks. The Noosa Trail Network borders the property for 2km and a permanent creek intersects the property. Rosecliffe is also involved in the University of Queensland and Landcare’s Endangered Coxen’s Fig-parrot Project.

Vegetation on the property is dominated by mixed pasture species and eucalypt woodland, with some areas of subtropical rainforest and a riparian zone running along the creek edge.

The property provides habitat for a vast array of wildlife including red-necked wallabies (Macropus rufogriseus), red-necked pademelons (Thylogale thetis), koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), northern brown bandicoots (Isoodon macrourus), squirrel (Petaurus norfolcensis) and feathertail (Acrobates pygmaeus) gliders and short-eared brushtail possums (Trichosurus caninus). Lace monitors (Varanus varius), carpet (Morelia spilota) and scrub (Morelia amethistina) pythons, common tree snakes (Dendrelaphis punctulata), red-bellied black snakes (Pseudechis porphyriacus) and green tree frogs (Litoria caerulea) are also abundant on the property.

A wide range of birdlife is also present including wedge-tailed eagles (Aquila audax), king parrots (Alisterus scapularis), black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus spp.) and endangered red goshawks (Erythrotriorchis radiatus).

Property Name Rosecliffe Conservation Area
Property Size 37.6 hectares
Property Features Land For Wildlife, Sanctuaries You Can Stay, Voluntary Conservation Agreement (VCA)
Owners Paul and Nadia Bellerby
Member Since 2018
Website http://www.noosahinterlandcottages.com.au/
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