Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / NSW / Kunedan

Sara and Stuart Dow are the owners of Kunedan, a property located approximately 35km northwest of Port Macquarie. The property is a wildlife-friendly sanctuary also used for agriculture and recreation, and it is Sarah and Stuart’s intent to assist in the rehabilitation of native vegetation to support local koala populations while continuing to maintain and rehabilitate the property for the benefit of the wildlife present. Kunedan is additionally a member of the Land for Wildlife program.

The property covers 45 hectares, approximately 11 hectares of which is cleared for stock, with the remainder featuring eucalypt forest and pockets of sub-tropical rainforest vegetation. A range of eucalypt species including tallowwoods (Eucalyptus microcorys), grey gums (Eucaylptus punctata), flooded gums (Eucaylptus grandis) and scribbly gums (Eucalyptus haemastoma) are present on the property.

Wildlife species known to inhabit the sanctuary include eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), dingoes (Canis dingo), common brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) and ringtail possums (Pseudocheirus peregrinus), koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus), grey headed flying foxes (Pteropus poliocephalus), satin bower birds (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus), laughing kookaburras (Dacelo novaeguineae) and black-necked storks (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus).