A stunning retreat for you and your pets, Warialda is a bushland paradise where you can connect with family, friends and nature. The sanctuary is situated in Bungwahl, close to Seal Rocks, Pacific Palms and Myall Lakes in NSW. Set within the Great Lakes area, you’ll find no shortage of beaches, lakes, national parks and farms all within 15 minutes’ drive.
The three-bedroom homestead is set on over 10 hectares of bushland and features an orchard, native garden, harvest garden and two dams. An outdoor firepit and indoor fireplace ensures you’ll stay cosy on cooler nights.
Explore Warialda’s beautiful walking tracks in the day or night, where you might spot kangaroos, phascogales, gliders, quolls or powerful owls.
Gabrielle and Patrick Witter are the owners of Warialda, set on the southern edge of the Myall Lakes Catchment and in close proximity to the Myall Lakes, Wallingat and Booti Booti National Parks. The property slopes down to a perennial wetland and dam, ascending back up to dense native bushland and dry sclerophyll forest which contains koala food trees and is left largely undisturbed.
Wildlife is abundant and includes eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), swamp wallabies (Wallabia bicolor), lace monitors (Varanus varius), sugar (Petaurus breviceps) and yellow-bellied (Petaurus australis) gliders, southern greater gliders (Petauroides volans), feathertail gliders (Acrobates pygmaeus), brush-tailed phascogales (Phascogale tapoatafa), spotted-tailed quolls (Dasyurus maculatus) and potentially koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus). A range of birds including powerful owls (Ninox strenua) and black bitterns (Ixobrychus flavicollis) are also present, as well as various frog species including the Wallum froglet (Crinia tinnula) and green and golden bell frog (Litoria aurea).