Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / NSW / Critterville

Critterville is a property situated in Hillville, approximately 20km southwest of Taree, New South Wales. The property is a residence, wildlife sanctuary and rehabilitation site, also used for recreation. The owner plans to maintain the property for these purposes while preserving the natural values present and wishes to explore permanent protection through a covenant in the future.

The property spans 45 hectares of eucalypt woodland and native grasslands, some of which is koala habitat. It features a homestead, several dams and seasonal waterways.

A wide range of wildlife is present including koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus), red-necked wallabies (Macropus rufogriseus), brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) and ringtail (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) possums, sugar gliders (Petaurus breviceps), long-nosed potoroos (Potorous tridactylus), long-nosed bandicoots (Perameles nasuta), native rats, microbats, lace monitors (Varanus varius), land mullets (Bellatorias major), water dragons (Intellagama lesueurii) and native snakes.

Birdlife is abundant and includes red (Calyptorhynchus banksii) and yellow (Zanda funerea) tailed black cockatoos, king parrots (Alisterus scapularis), galahs (Eolophus roseicapilla), long-billed corellas (Cacatua tenuirostris), little doves (Geopelia cuneata) and white-headed pigeons (Columba leucomela).