New South Wales: Quoll Headquarters - 164 hectares - Steve Haslam

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Victoria: Witchwood - 9.1 hectares - Jill Redwood

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Queensland: The Roost - 39.75 hectares - Lynn Childs

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Tasmania: Lyn and Geoff's Refuge - 10 hectares - Lyn and Geoff Murray

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Western Australia: Tippaburra Valley - 2470 hectares - Buddy Kent

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New South Wales: Falls Forest Retreat - 80 hectares - Mary White

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Victoria: Wingura - 2.5 hectares - Suzanne and John Brandenberger

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Queensland: Cooper Creek Wilderness - 66.74 hectares - Prue Hewett

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NSW: Cordyline Retreat - Keith Bishop


Keith Bishop is the owner of Cordyline Retreat, a forested property located approximately 30km south of Forster. The property is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary with a residence and a guest cabin. Keith is an aquatic ecologist with extensive experience and has developed a long time series of data on forest animal observations at the property (see It is Keith's intent for the property to continue in its current purposes and to accept occasional guest visitors in the future.

Cordyline Retreat Big Bruce's Grandfather


Cordyline Retreat is a heavily vegetated, 10.2 hectare parcel of land comprising of wet sclerophyll forest with rainforest gullies merging into Casuarina forest/swamp at the front of the property. Two thousand years ago with sea levels 1.0-1.5 metres higher the front area would have been an arm of the nearby Smith's Lake.


Cordyline Retreat - First microbat in the bat box


The sanctuary provides habitat for a wealth of wildlife including regent bowerbirds, king parrots, laughing kookaburras, superb fairy-wrens, spiny crayfish, eastern dwarf tree frogs, eastern water dragons, lace monitors, red-necked pademelons, tiger quolls, Antechinus, brush-tailed possums and many, many more. View the full list of fauna here!


Cordyline Retreat jabiru


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