Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / NSW / Oullaburra

Samantha Fearnley, Mark Wilson and Jolene Collins are the owners of Oullaburra, a property situated in Wamban, approximately 18km west of Moruya, New South Wales. The property is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary and eco-friendly home, also used for wildlife rehabilitation. Samantha, Mark and Jolene wish to continue being custodians of this land; supporting native species and their habitat by controlling invasive plants and animals, rehabilitating wildlife and restoring the property.

The property covers 33 hectares in the Deua National Park, situated on the junctions of the Oulla and Burra Creeks. Around 13 hectares have been cleared, with the remaining 20 hectares comprised of habitat for wildlife. The property borders wilderness to the north and west. Dominant habitat types on the land include riparian zones, native grasslands, dry sclerophyll forest and temperate rainforest.

Wildlife is abundant and includes eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus), red-necked (Macropus rufogriseus) and swamp (Wallabia bicolor) wallabies, brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) and ringtail (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) possums, sugar gliders (Petaurus breviceps), bandicoots, dunnarts, antechinuses, a variety of snakes including diamond pythons (Morelia spilota), eastern water dragons (Intellagama lesueurii) and native bass (Macquaria novemaculeata). Nearly every species endemic to the area has been spotted on the property.

A wide variety of birdlife is also present, with most birds native to the area found on the property including superb lyrebirds (Menura novaehollandiae), wedge-tailed eagles (Aquila audax), white-bellied sea eagles (Haliaeetus leucogaster), king parrots (Alisterus scapularis), laughing kookaburras (Dacelo novaeguineae) and yellow-tailed black cockatoos (Zanda funerea).