Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / NSW / Hilma’s Refuge

Hilma Daggar is the owner of a property located approximately 60km south-west of Port Macquarie. The property is a residence and wildlife-friendly sanctuary, and it is Hilma’s intent for it to remain as such.

The property covers 35 hectares and consists of eucalypt woodlands on steep sloping areas and rainforest vegetation in the lower parts. Only two hectares of land is cleared for residence and road access with three thousand rainforest trees planted for revegetation. Vegetation includes blackbutts (Eucalyptus pilularis), tallowwoods (Eucalyptus microcorys), red cedars (Toona ciliata), booyongs (Argyrodendron trifoliolatum), blue quandongs (Elaeocarpus angustifolius), hoop pines (Araucaria cunninghamii), silky oaks (Grevillea robusta), rosewoods (Dysoxylum fraserianum), and yellow carabeens (Sloanea woollsii).

Wildlife species known to habitat the property include a wide variety of birds such as superb lyrebirds (Menura novaehollandiae), brush turkeys (Alectura lathami), king parrots (Alisterus scapularis), and wonga pigeons (Leucosarcia picata).