Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / SA / Mish and Wade’s Refuge

Mish and Wade Simpson are the owners of 102 Kimberley Road, a property situated in Onkaparinga Hills, approximately 30km south of Adelaide, South Australia. The property is a wildlife sanctuary, wildlife rehabilitation site and vineyard. Mish and Wade wish to continue managing the land for these purposes while preserving as much natural vegetation as possible.

The property spans 9 hectares and is comprised of native vegetation as well as 2 hectares of vineyard. Vegetation is characterised as grey box (Eucalyptus microcarpa) and river red gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) woodland.

The property is home to a wide range of wildlife including koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus), euros (Macropus robustus), western grey kangaroos (Macropus fuliginosus), brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) and ringtail (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) possums and short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus).

Birdlife is abundant and includes wedge-tailed eagles (Aquila audax), laughing kookaburras (Dacelo novaeguineae), magpies (Gymnorhina tibicen), Australian ravens (Corvus coronoides), pardalotes, galahs (Eolophus roseicapilla), rainbow (Trichoglossus moluccanus) and musk (Glossopsitta concinna) lorikeets, yellow-tailed black cockatoos (Zanda funerea), common bronzewing pigeons (Phaps chalcoptera), corellas (Cacatua sanguinea), Adelaide (Platycercus elegans) and western (Platycercus icterotis) rosellas, owls and goshawks.