Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / NT / Burrell Creek Estate

Ingrid Witte and David Croft are the owners of Burrell Creek Estate, a property located in the Robin Falls region near Adelaide River township, Northern Territory. The property is a residence and dedicated wildlife sanctuary used for wildlife rehabilitation and environmental education. Ingrid and David intend to continue to enhance the natural biodiversity of the property through weeding efforts and protection from mining and fire mismanagement.

Burrell Creek Estate covers 423 hectares in the Darwin Daly region of the Northern Territory. The property is located near Litchfield National Park and is comprised of tropical Savanna woodland, tropical savanna escarpment, tropical ephemeral creek, and tropical riparian vegetation types.

Wildlife species known to occur on the sanctuary include antilopine kangaroos (Macropus antilopinus), northern brown bandicoots (Isoodon macrourus), common wallaroos (Macropus robustus), Wilkins’ rock-wallabies (Petrogale wilkinsi), sugar gliders (Petaurus breviceps), black-footed tree-rats (Mesembriomys gouldii), black flying-foxes (Pteropus alecto), little red flying-foxes (Pteropus scapulatus), red-cheeked dunnarts (Sminthopsis virginiae), freshwater crocodiles (Crocodylus johnsoni), northern dtella (Gehyra australis), northern spiny-tailed geckos (Strophurus ciliaris), northern dwarf tree frog (Litoria bicolor), flood plain toadlets (Uperoleia inundata), rainbow bee-eaters (Merops ornatus), wedge-tailed eagles (Aquila audax), tawny frogmouths (Podargus strigoides) and lemon-breasted flycatchers (Microeca flavigaster). These represent only a selection of the species found at Burrell Creek Estate, with over 115 mammal, bird, reptile and amphibian species having been recorded on the property.