Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / NSW / Brook Farm

Pam and Martin Brook are the owners of Brook Farm, a property situated in McLeods Shoot, New South Wales approximately 4km northeast from the nearest town of Bangalow. The property is a wildlife sanctuary in addition to being used for agriculture, tourism, sustainable farming, education workshops and landcare promotion. The Cape Byron Distillery is also situated on the property. Owners Pam and Martain intend to continue to preserve and regenerate their land and share their story with all who visit their farm to inspire them to look after the land. Brook Farm is also part of the Land for Wildlife conservation scheme.

The property spans 38.8 hectares and includes Big Scrub subtropical rainforest and some patches of eucalypt forest which are gradually returning to rainforest. The property was previously a dairy farm. After it was purchased in 1989 it was then planted out with macadamias and subtropical rainforest trees. Today over 50% of the farm is rainforest. Brook Farm is home to a variety of wildlife including echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus), wallabies, pademelons, possums, sugar gliders (Petaurus breviceps), brush turkeys (Alectura lathami), frogmouths, sooty owls (Tyto tenebricosa), 40 species of birds as well as snakes.