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- 2.5 hectares
A dedicated wildlife sanctuary and residence used for recreation


Colin Pidd and Marie Larkin are the owners of Ngara, a property located in Yanakie, situated approximately 18km south of Foster, Victoria. The property is a residence and the land is primarily used for recreation. Colin and Marie intend to revegetate the area with native plant species and create a sanctuary for native wildlife.

Ngara covers approximately 2.5 hectares and consists of lowland forest and native garden. The dominant vegetative species include eucalypts, tea trees (Leptospermum spp.), wattles (Acacia spp.) and banksias. The property is close to Wilsons Promontory National Park, and may serve as a habitat stepping stone for migrating wildlife.

Wildlife known to inhabit the sanctuary includes swamp wallabies (Wallabia bicolor), eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus), koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) and ringtail (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) possums and bush rats (Rattus fuscipes). A variety of birdlife is also present including laughing kookaburras (Dacelo novaeguineae), white-bellied sea eagles (Haliaeetus leucogaster) and other native species.

Property Name Ngara
Property Size 2.5 hectares
Property Features
Owners Colin Pidd and Marie Larkin
Member Since 2018