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- 40 hectares
A dedicated wildlife sanctuary and residence


Brett and Michelle Williams are the owners of Booyong, a property located approximately 17km southwest of Wauchope.   The refuge is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary and residence, and Brett and Michelle intend to continue managing it as such.  34 hectares of Booyong is also protected in perpetuity through a Voluntary Conservation Agreement with the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage.

The sanctuary covers 40 hectares of subtropical and dry rainforests, kangaroo grass (Themeda triandra) grassland, ironbark / gum / box forests, tallowood (Eucalyptus microcorys) / mahogany / gum forest and cabbage gum (Eucalyptus amplifolia) / grey gum (Eucalyptus punctata) forest. The property features rare plant species including mature red cedars (Toona ciliata), brush senna (Senna acclinis), clear milkvine (Marsdeniia longiloba), white-flowered wax plant (Cynanchum elegans), and Goodenia (Goodenia fordiana).

Known wildlife inhabitants of Boooyong include 4 macropod species, 26 frog species, more than 150 varieties of bird, at least 25 reptile species. Notable species include northern brown bandicoots (Isoodon macrourus), spotted-tailed quolls (Dasyurus maculatus), koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) and various gliders.  Other rare species recorded include: green-thighed frogs (Litoria brevipalmata), great barred frogs (Mixophyes fasciolatus), southern angle-headed dragons (Hypsilurus spinipes); glossy black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus lathami), masked (Tyto novaehollandiae), powerful (Ninox strenua) and sooty owls (Tyto tenebricosa) and yellow-bellied gliders (Petaurus australis).

Property Name Booyong
Property Size 40 hectares
Property Features Sanctuaries You Can Stay, Voluntary Conservation Agreement (VCA)
Owners Brett and Michelle Williams
Member Since 2012