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A tourist accommodation as well as a wildlife rehabilitation site and sanctuary 

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Graham McLean is the owner of Base Camp Tasmania, a property located in Glenfern, approximately 49km west of Hobart, Tasmania. The property is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary which is also used for wildlife rehabilitation (Graham is a registered wildlife carer) and tourism – an architect-designed rural retreat for travellers, bushwalkers and anyone seeking a peaceful place to relax and unwind, located in a secluded bush valley. Graham intends to continue eradicating exotic weeds, regenerating damaged/degraded areas and maintaining/improving conditions supporting the biodiversity of the property's flora and fauna. Furthermore, Base Camp Tasmania is protected in-perpetuity through a Protected Area on Private Land Conservation Covenant.

Base Camp Tasmania covers 41 hectares with vegetation types including gum-topped stringybark (Eucalyptus delegatensis); dry forest and woodland; stringybark (Eucalyptus obliqua) dry forest and woodland; silver wattle (Acacia dealbata) forest;  inland heathland; stringybark (Eucalytpus obliqua) wet forest with broadleaf shrubs; an arboretum of silver gum (Eucalyptus cordata); blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon); some scattered examples of blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus) and mountain white gum (Eucalyptus dalrympleana); and several fine stands of native cherry (Exocarpos cupressiformis). A Vegetation Condition Report prepared as part of the Protected Areas on Private Land Conservation Covenant lists the vegetation present as being in good condition.

Examples of wildlife species known to occur on the sanctuary include Tasmanian pademelons (Thylogale billardierii), Bennett's wallabies (Macropus rufogriseus), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), brush tailed possums (Trichosurus vulpecular), bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus), tiger snakes (Notechis scutatus), white-lipped whip snakes (Drysdalia coronoides), eastern barred bandicoots (Perameles gunnii), spotted-tail quolls (Dasyurus maculatus), wedge-tailed eagles (Aquila audax), sulphur-crested cockatoos (Cacatua galerita), yellow-tailed black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus funereus), all four species of Tasmanian robins (Melanodryas vittataPetroica rodinogasterP. phoeniceaP. multicolor), laughing kookaburras (Dacelo novaeguineae), forest ravens (Corvus tasmanicus), superb fairy-wrens (Malurus cyaneus), silvereyes (Zosterops lateralis), tawny frogmouths (Podargus strigoides), brown falcons (Falco berigora) and musk lorikeets (Glossopsitta concinna). 

Property Name Base Camp Tasmania
Property Size 41 hectares
Property Features Wildlife Carer, Sanctuaries You Can Stay, Protected Areas on Private Land
Owners Graham McLean
Member Since 2013
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