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- 80 hectares
A residence and dedicated wildlife sanctuary


Dr. Mary White is the owner of Falls Forest Retreat, a property located near Johns River, approximately halfway between Taree and Port Macquarie. The property was purchased due to its high level of biodiversity with the intent of making the property a private nature reserve.  Dr White has seen 74 of the 80 hectares of land protected in-perpetuity by a Voluntary Conservation Agreement

The sanctuary is situated in a private valley at the foot of Middle Brother Mountain, with the surrounding forest joining the property with hills and the Middle Brother National Park. Jerrys Creek, a tributary of Stewarts River, runs through the pockets of rainforest.  

There is great biodiversity of flora, fauna, and fungi present within the sanctuary, with red-necked wallabies (Macropus rufogriseus) in the valley, platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) in the river, and a number of rare and endangered frogs and plants found throughout the property. Birdlife is also exceptionally abundant.

Property Name Falls Forest Retreat
Property Size 80 hectares
Property Features Voluntary Conservation Agreement (VCA)
Owners Dr Mary White
Member Since 2010