Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / NSW / The Styx

Doug and Peach Rollinson are the owners of The Styx, a property situated in Oallen, approximately 50km southeast of Goulburn, New South Wales. The property is a residence, dedicated wildlife sanctuary and self-sustainable small farm, also used for the rehabilitation and release of wildlife as well as a domestic and farm animal rescue. Peach is a wildlife carer registered with WIRES.

The property covers 40 hectares on a typical bush block populated by eucalypt woodland. This woodland provides habitat for a wide range of native species including eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), swamp wallabies (Wallabia bicolor), koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) and ringtail (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) possums, bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus), flying-foxes (Pteropus spp.) and microbats.

The property is also home to lace monitors (Varanus varius), jacky dragons (Amphibolurus muricatus), shingleback lizards (Tiliqua rugosa), eastern blue-tongued lizards (Tiliqua scincoides), red-bellied black snakes (Pseudechis porphyriacus), eastern brown snakes (Pseudonaja textilis), eastern long-necked turtles (Chelodina longicollis) and banjo frogs (Limnodynastes dumerilii).

Birdlife is abundant and includes wedge-tailed eagles (Aquila audax), yellow-tailed (Calyptorhynchus funereus) and glossy (Calyptorhynchus lathami) black cockatoos, eastern (Platycercus eximius) and crimson (Platycercus elegans) rosellas, king parrots (Alisterus scapularis), gang-gang cockatoos (Callocephalon fimbriatum), sulphur-crested cockatoos (Cacatua galerita), tawny frogmouths (Podargus strigoides), galahs (Eolophus roseicapilla), little corellas (Cacatua sanguinea), laughing kookaburras (Dacelo novaeguineae) and sacred kingfishers (Todiramphus sanctus).