Suzanne and John Brandenberger are the owners of Wingura, a property located in Walkerville, approximately 175km southeast of Melbourne, Victoria. The property was purchased with the intent of being a residence and native wildlife sanctuary, and it is Suzanne and John’s intention to continue to look after and enjoy the coastal sanctuary, which is situated next to Cape Liptrap Coastal Park.
The sanctuary covers 2.5 hectares, which aside from the residence is native bushland comprised predominantly of coastal tea-trees (Leptospermum laevigatum), coastal banksias (Banksia integrifolia), white correa (Correa alba), bearded heath (Leucopogon spp.) and 8 different types of orchid. Wildlife known to be present on the property includes swamp wallabies (Wallabia bicolor), bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus), eastern pygmy possums (Cercartetus nanus), and a wide variety of birds.