Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / WA / Kenandra

Experience absolute peace and serenity at Loveland Farmstay on Kenandra, a kangaroo sanctuary for orphaned wildlife situated on over 300 hectares of farmland only 24km’s drive from Jurien Bay. Stay in the self-contained, two bedroom chalet, or if you have the equipment you are welcome to camp under the stars.

Join your host Ken in feeding the orphaned kangaroo joeys or set out to explore the picturesque property, home to a range of native animals and wildflowers. In the evenings, enjoy a meal and a chat around the camp fire and marvel at the crystal-clear stargazing. For an adventurous day trip, head to the nearby Pinnacles, Mount Leuseur National Park or Stockyard Gully Caves.

The property is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary and release site used for wildlife rehabilitation, education, recreation, tourism and agriculture, and is currently set up as an Agroforestry Enterprise and farm-stay with future plans for a solar farm on a 9 ha section of the land. Kenandra also houses Loveland For Wildlife Inc., a charity dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of wildlife.

The sanctuary covers 308 very diverse hectares adjacent to the Hill River and Hill River Reserve, with more than 50% being natural bushland and features including undulating sand over clays, river silts, mound springs, and outcrops of sandstone, limestone and ironstone.  Vegetation includes natural stands of marri (Corymbia calophylla), river red gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis), York gum (Eucalyptus loxophleba), blackbutt (Eucalyptus todtiana), Banksia species include B. prionotesB. attenuata and B. menziesii,  swamp paperbark (Melaleuca rhaphiaphylla), and plantations of Acacia acuminata (5,000) to host sandalwood, maritime pine (Pinus pinaster) (6,000), broombush (Melaleuca uncinata) (10,000) and various other types of eucalypts for shelter belting and erosion control.

Known wildlife inhabitants of Kenandra include western grey kangaroos (Macropus fuliginosus), western brush wallabies (Macropus irma), Euro wallaroos (Macropus robustus), emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), and bungarras (Varanus gouldii), various snakes and lizards such as pythons, gwardars (Pseudonaja nuchalis), bandy bandys (Vermicella annulata), blind snakes (Ramphotyphlopsspp.), bobtails (Tiliqua rugosa) and goannas (Varanus varius), long-necked tortoise (Obliqua).

The property also features bird species including Carnaby’s black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus latirostris), galahs (Eolophus roseicapilla), western corellas (Cacatua pastinator), laughing kookaburras (Dacelo novaeguineae), Australian magpies (Gymnorhina tibicen), willy wagtails (Rhipidura leucophrys), New Holland honeyeaters (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae), splendid fairywrens (Malurus splendens), mistletoebirds (Dicaeum hirundinaceum), scarlet robins (Petroica boodang), western wattlebirds (Anthochaera lunulata), Australasian grebes (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae), grey fantails (Rhipidura albiscapa), owls, eagles, wild ducks, Australian ravens (Corvus coronoides), swallows, and many more.

Contact the owner

This sanctuary has been listed by Ken and Sandy Loveland who can be contacted by phone on (08) 9652 6072 or ken@loveland.id.au