QLD: Archontophoenix Grove - John and Estelle Lindsay
John and Estelle Lindsay are the owners of Archontophoenix Grove Nature Refuge, which is located 3km from Yeppoon's CBD (approximately 43km from Rockhampton) and 4km from the beautiful beaches of the Capricorn Coast. The 7.057ha Archontophoenix Grove is protected through a Nature Refuge Agreement with the Queensland government, established in 1997 to conserve a locally significant remnant of Archontophoenix alexandrae palm forest, which acts as an important source of propagules, and food and shelter for fauna.
The property contains 136 identified plant species including blue gum, blue and hard quandong, two species of macaranga, tuckeroo, pink erodia, celery wood, scrub bloodwood, sand paper fig and several vine species just to name a few. The forest is a haven for bird life and to date 55 different birds have been identified. The forest is also home to many wallabies, bandicoots, echidnas, lizards, micro bats, possums, sugar gliders, snakes and many other little creatures.
The four bedroom residence is an authentic award winning Queenslander built in 2002 and is equipped with an excellent bore and rain water tanks with connection to town water available if required. A 7 x 12 meter colourbond shed offers two car accommodation and separate work and storage area equip with power and water. Ownership of this property offers the opportunity to preserve a unique ecosystem in close proximity to Yeppoon township. Few properties offer such peace and privacy so close to all amenities.
Bird and flora species lists and photographs of the residence are available on request via email to