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- 340 hectares
A dedicated wildlife sanctuary for a range of species


Rae Harvey is the owner of Illawambra, a property located in Yowrie, approximately 60km east of Cooma, New South Wales. The property is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary, and the native bushland has remained untouched for several decades. Although she does not live on the property, Rae intends to preserve it as a refuge for wildlife with plans to restore the homestead and wildlife shelter in the future. She also intends to donate the property to her charity, Wild 2 Free, in order to ensure it achieves permanent protection.

The property covers approximately 340 hectares and backs on to Wadbilliga National Park. Wandella creek intersects the property and feeds into Illawambra Dam. The site also features seven smaller dams providing water and habitat for wildlife. The property has high ecological value and a wide range of threatened flora and fauna are believed to be present in the area.

Wildlife known to live on the property includes eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), swamp (Wallabia bicolor) and red-necked (Macropus rufogriseus) wallabies, spotted-tailed quolls (Dasyurus maculatus) and bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus).

Property Name Illawambra
Property Size 340 hectares
Property Features
Owners Rae Harvey
Member Since 2018
Website http://wild2free.org.au/