Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / QLD / The Roost

Lynn Child is the owner of The Roost, a sanctuary situated within an isolated pocket 80 km north of Bundaberg that is surrounded by national parkland.  It provides a valuable corridor between Deepwater Creek National Park and the Deepwater Conservation Park. Deepwater Creek is a special acid freshwater wetland system that is registered with the Australian Heritage Commission.

The Roost contains 38.44 hectares of non-cleared land that is in its original pristine condition, and the property is unique in the area for its number and extent of flora species and communities. It contains a wide spectrum of vegetation including sclerophyll open forests, mixed eucalyptus / Livistona open forest, complex notophyll closed vine forest, low woodland regrowth, Eucalyptus tessellaris open forest, mixed open woodlands and coastal casuarina open forests.

The property provides sanctuary to a variety of fauna and is a significant nesting site for listed marine turtles, including loggerhead (Caretta caretta), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), green (Chelonia mydas) and flatback (Natator depressus) turtles.