Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / NSW / Potoroo Palace

Alexandra Seddon is the founder and director of Potoroo Palace Native Animal Education Sanctuary, a property situated in Yellow Pinch, approximately 20km south of Bega, New South Wales. The property is a registered charity, and the wildlife park is used for tourism, education and rehabilitation of wildlife. The remainder of the property is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary, and it is Alexandra’s intention to maintain the land for the benefit of native species.

The bushland on the property spans approximately 14.6 hectares of steep rocky land forming a valley intersected by a permanent creek. Vegetation is primarily dry eucalypt woodland, featuring white (Eucalyptus globoidea) and yellow (E. muelleriana) stringybark, mountain gum (E. cypellocarpa), manna gum (E. viminalis) and Maiden’s gum (E. maidenii).

A vast array of wildlife are present including superb lyrebirds (Menura novaehollandiae), long-nosed bandicoots (Perameles nasuta), powerful owls (Ninox strenua), yellow-bellied gliders (Petaurus australis), king parrots (Alisterus scapularis), Bassian thrushes (Zoothera lunulata), sulphur-crested cockatoos (Cacatua galerita), yellow-tailed black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus funereus), white-browed scrub wrens (Sericornis frontalis), fan-tailed cuckoos (Cacomantis flabelliformis), eastern spinebills (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris) and musk lorikeets (Glossopsitta concinna).