Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / QLD / Wallabies RNR

Michael and Suzanne Dalla Costa are the owners of Wallabies RNR, a property situated in Arriga, approximately 30km southwest of Mareeba, Queensland. The property is a residence and dedicated wildlife sanctuary as well as a rehabilitation site for macropods. Michael and Suzanne wish to continue preserving the land while rehabilitating and releasing wildlife. They are currently working with conservation-minded neighbours to develop a syntropic system to aid in their goals for sustainable living.

The property spans 51 hectares of eucalypt woodland, intersected by Oaky Creek and backing on to Mount Hoot. The property is home to eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), agile wallabies (M. agilis), common wallaroos (M. robustus), brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula), ringtail possums (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) and spotted-tailed quolls (Dasyurus maculatus).

A wide variety of birdlife is present including native owls, noisy friarbirds (Philemon corniculatus) and blue-faced honeyeaters (Entomyzon cyanotis).