Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / NSW / The Boyne

John Brodie is the owner of The Boyne, a property located approximately 50km north of Taree. The property is a dedicated wildlife-friendly sanctuary, also used for wildlife rehabilitation and as a part time residence and retreat. It is John’s intent for The Boyne to continue in these purposes, as well as to preserve its habitat and wildlife as an oxygen farm and wildlife refuge, while offering it as an educational opportunity to interested parties. The property is additionally registered with the Land for Wildlife program.

The sanctuary covers 121 hectares of dry sclerophyll bushland and native grassland, with dominant vegetation species including brushbox (Lophostemon confertus), bloodwood (Corymbia gummifera), forest oak (Allocasuarina torulosa), cedars, wattles (Acacia spp.), tallowwood (Eucalyptus microcorys), white mahogany (Eucalyptus acmenoides), and a wide variety of other eucalypts.

Examples of wildlife species known to be found on the property include brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) and ringtail (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) possums, red-necked (Macropus rufogriseus) and swamp (Wallabia bicolor) wallabies, brush-tailed phascogales (Phascogale tapoatafa), bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), long-nosed bandicoots (Perameles nasuta), lace monitors (Varanus varius), koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus), native mice, red-bellied black snakes (Pseudechis porphyriacus) and a number of other reptile species, and a wide variety of birdlife such as wedge-tailed eagles (Aquila audax), kites, yellow-tailed black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus funereus), crimson rosellas (Platycercus elegans), satin bower birds (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus), superb fairywrens (Malurus cyaneus) Wompoo pigeons (Ptilinopus magnificus) and assorted robins.