Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / NSW / Gang Gang Lodge

Todd and Natasha Fielding are the owners of Gang Gang Lodge, a property located approximately 175km south west of Sydney. The property was purchased with the intent of being a dedicated native wildlife sanctuary, and was recently destocked of sheep. It is Todd and Natasha’s intention for the property to be conserved for the benefit of local wildlife and their habitat.

Gang Gang Lodge covers approximately 8 hectares at 1000 metres altitude and backs on to the Mares Forest National Park. The property has a deep gully that drops 100 metres and is the start of the Mares Forest Creek that flows into the Wollondilly River. Vegetation comprises mainly of eucalypt woodlands with some tree ferns (Dicksonia spp.) in the gully.

Wildlife known to inhabit the sanctuary include gang-gang cockatoos (Callocephalon fimbriatum), superb lyrebirds (Menura novaehollandiae), superb fairy-wrens (Malurus cyaneus), swamp (Wallabia bicolor) and red-necked (Macropus rufogriseus) wallabies, bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus), greater (Petauroides volans) and sugar (Petaurus breviceps) gliders, ringtail (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) and mountain brushtail (Trichosurus cunninghami) possums, powerful owls (Ninox strenua), southern boobooks (Ninox boobook), tawny frogmouths (Podargus strigoides), scarlet robins (Petroica boodang), spotted quail-thrushes (Cinclosoma punctatum) plus many more birds.