Mount Monty Rainforest Nature Refuge is a 13.4 hectare sanctuary near Gympie that is registered as a Nature Refuge with the Queensland Government National Parks & Wildlife Service. As such, Angus, Gem and William Hutton’s sanctuary aims to conserve the area’s significant natural and cultural resources.
Located within a 5-10 km radius of six state forests, the property is comprised of a number of regional ecosystems, including notophyll and notophyll / microphyll rainforest, which contain a number of endangered, rare or vulnerable plant species. These vegetation communities also provide habitat for abundant birdlife on the property which includes regent and satin bowerbirds (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus), green catbirds (Ailuroedus crassirostris), and paradise riflebirds (Ptiloris paradiseus).
Scrubby Creek provides a permanent water source for the numerous threatened flora and fauna species listed both within the state and nationally.