Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / NSW / Wallaby Creek

Romy Dingle is the owner of Wallaby Creek, a property situated on Widjabul Wybal Country, approximately 40km west of Byron Bay, NSW. The property is a home, studio and wildlife sanctuary, with approximately 80% of the property dedicated to conservation. Romy is currently regenerating parts of the property to restore habitat and improve connectivity throughout the area.

The property covers approximately 11 hectares and is situated adjacent to Mount Nardi National Park, forming part of a wildlife corridor between the national park to the east, Rose Road escarpment in the south, and the remnant bushland that links the riparian zone towards Nimbin village. Vegetation on Wallaby Creek is largely comprised of mixed dry sclerophyll and wet sclerophyll forest with drier rainforest elements and some sub-tropical rainforest along the riparian zones. The property is currently undergoing restoration to connect two creeks and improve the connectivity of the remnant forest to include a wetland area on the southern side of the property. The property also features some remnant koala habitat which is undergoing restoration.

An abundance of wildlife is found on the property including wallabies, microbats, monitors, snakes, frogs, butterflies, moths and both native and European bees. A vast array of birdlife is also present including Wompoo fruit doves (Ptilinopus magnificus), emerald doves (Chalcophaps indica), forest kingfishers (Todiramphus macleayii), finches, wrens and goshawks.