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An eco-friendly retreat and wildlife sanctuary


Karl Plunkett is the owner of Eco Beach Wilderness Retreat, a property situated approximately 130km south of Broome, Western Australia. The property is an eco-retreat featuring a wide range of facilities and nature-based activities. It is also the site of the Eco Beach Flatback Turtle Annual Monitoring Program, contributing to the Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) Wild Futures Initiative since 2008. The retreat additionally contributes to the collection of whale migration data in Western Australia. The owner intends to continue running the property as an Advanced Eco-Tourism Accredited organization, with further goals to increase Indigenous tourism products onsite and explore preventative options for bird-window collisions.

The property encompasses 7 hectares and features a range of vegetation species including cocky apple tree (Planchonia careya), Kimberley Bauhinia (Bauhinia cunninghamii), crab’s eye bean (Abrus precatorius subsp. Africanus), cluster fig (Ficus racemosa), Gubinge tree (Terminalia ferdinandiana), caustic bush (Grevillea pyramidalis) and dogwood hakea (Hakea macrocarpa).

An abundance of wildlife is present including flatback turtles (Natator depressus), agile wallabies (Macropus agilis) and a range of native snakes and lizards. Migratory birds are also commonly seen, along with white-bellied sea eagles (Haliaeetus leucogaster), eastern curlews (Numenius madagascariensis), ospreys, cormorants and red-backed fairy wrens (Malurus melanocephalus). Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) also migrate near the property.

Property Name Eco Beach Wilderness Retreat
Property Size 7 hectares
Property Features Sanctuaries You Can Stay
Owners Karl Plunkett
Member Since 2020
Website https://ecobeach.com.au/