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- 50 hectares
A dedicated wildlife sanctuary as well as an educational and recreational site


Genevieve Robey and Phillip Russell are the owners of a property situated in Maroon, approximately 30km south of Boonah, Queensland. Genevieve and Phillip purchased the property for conservation and are managing it as a dedicated wildlife sanctuary and recreational site.

The owners wish to use the land for ecological education and citizen science, and may establish eco-friendly accommodation on the block in the future. The property is currently registered with Land for Wildlife and the owners are hoping to increase the land’s protection with a Voluntary Conservation Covenant or Nature Refuge title.

The property covers 50 hectares on a high elevation near Mount May and Mount Barney National Park. The land is mainly comprised of undisturbed native woodlands, punctuated with large rocks and intersected by a seasonal stream. The property also features an off-grid cabin and eco-pond.

Vegetation is largely comprised of eucalypt and she-oak (Casuarina spp.) woodlands as well as native grasslands.

A range of wildlife is found on the property including lace monitors (Varanus varius), glossy black-cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus lathami), yellow-tailed black cockatoos (Zanda funerea) and pardalotes (Pardalotus spp.).

Property Name Phillip and Genevieve's Refuge
Property Size 50 hectares
Property Features Land For Wildlife
Owners Genevieve Robey and Phillip Russell
Member Since 2022