Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / NSW / Wilsons Reach

Jonathan Grant and Ariella Mata Luque acknowledge that the land for which they live on and care for is the traditional lands of the Arakwal People of the Bundjalung Nation, and they pay respect to Elders both past, present and future.

Wilsons Reach is situated in Wilsons Creek, approximately 20km northwest of Byron Bay, New South Wales. The property is a residence and dedicated wildlife sanctuary which is also registered with Land for Wildlife. The previous owner, Saxon Ryan, has already restored much of the degraded riparian and forested areas on the property, with visible improvements. Jonathan and Ariella intend to continue restoring riverine vegetation and rainforest through replanting efforts and weed eradication.

The property covers approximately 5 hectares and is bounded by the Wilsons River to the south. Vegetation is comprised of wet sclerophyll gallery forest, rainforest patches and regenerated woodland areas, with some cleared sections along the river flats.

A range of wildlife is present including platypuses (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), long-nosed bandicoots (Perameles nasuta) and eels. An array of birdlife including galahs (Eolophus roseicapilla), ducks, kingfishers and various parrots also live on the property.