Geoffrey and Maureen are the owners of Burraburoo, a property located in Black Creek, approximately 45 km southwest of Port Macquarie, NSW. The property is a residence and dedicated wildlife-friendly sanctuary, and was gazetted as the Burraburoo Wildlife Refuge under the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 in July 2010. It is Geoffrey and Maureen’s intent to continue to support the regeneration of native vegetation on the property.
Burraburoo covers 21.9 hectares of former grazing and timber country comprising ridge-land and gullies. The dominant vegetation is regenerating north coast wet sclerophyll forest consisting of shrubby tallowwood, blue gum and flooded gum trees (Eucalyptus microcorys, Eucalyptus saligna, Eucalyptus grandis), grassy-shrubby grey gum and ironbark trees (Eucalyptus propinqua, Eucalyptus placita), forest oak (Allocasuarina torulosa), red bloodwood (Corymbia gummifera) with lowland sub-tropical rainforest species including white beech (Gmelina leichardtii), tamarind (Diploglottis australis), red cedar (Toona ciliate), blue quandong (Elaeocarpis grandis) dominating the gullies and east-facing slopes.
Wildlife species known to inhabit Burraburoo include swamp (Wallabia bicolor) and red-necked wallabies (Macropus rufogriseus), long-nosed bandicoots (Perameles nasuta), brush-tailed possums (Trichosurus vulpecula), grey-headed flying foxes (Pteropus poliocephalus), carpet pythons (Morelia spilota) and a number of other snake and reptile species. Many native bird species also inhabit the property such as regent (Sericulus chrysocephalus) and satin bowerbirds (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus), yellow-faced honeyeaters (Lichenostomus chrysops), yellow-throated scrubwrens (Sericornis citreogularis), striated thornbills (Acanthiza lineata), little wattlebirds (Anthochaera chrysoptera), eastern whipbirds (Psophodes olivaceus), golden whistlers (Pachycephala pectoralis), owlet nightjars (Aegotheles cristatus), king parrots (Alisterus scapularis) grey (Rhipidura albiscapa) and rufous fantails (Rhipidura rufifrons) and many more.