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A home and protected wildlife sanctuary for rainforest species


Rebecca Askey-Doran is the owner of Juwumba Farm, a property situated in Warrubullen, approximately 100km south of Cairns, Queensland. The property is a home and dedicated wildlife sanctuary, with the vast majority of the land protected as a Nature Refuge. Rebecca is also in the process of building a campground and education centre on the property.

The property covers approximately 74.45 hectares, with 68.8 protected in-perpetuity as a Nature Refuge. The protected areas are comprised of pristine tropical rainforest, and the 4-hectare area around the homestead features rare tropical fruit species.

Wildlife is abundant and includes short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), agile wallabies (Macropus agilis), pademelons (Thylogale spp.), monitors and snakes. A wide range of birdlife is also present including southern cassowaries (Casuaris casuaris), purple swamphens (Porphyrio melanotus), eagles and starlings.

Property Name Juwumba Farm
Property Size 74.45
Property Features Nature Refuge
Owners Rebecca Askey-Doran
Member Since 2021