Get up close to the wildlife on a guided wildlife tour!
Airbnb guests can now go on a sunset wildlife tour to get up close to the little Aussie endangered animals as well as our resident dingoes. See the little Aussie endangered animals that have been released into the protected woodland enclosure: Bettongs and potoroos - rabbit-sized kangaroos that eat tubers, fungi and grubs; insectivorous bandicoots and tiny parma wallabies. Later this year, we hope to include the new Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby enclosure on these special walks. Join the guided tour and see the animals in their natural environment.
Each guest receives a guided wildlife walk as part of their stay
Walks leave at sunset and take about one hour
Guests just need to wear suitable footwear and clothing for walking in the bush at night
You don't need to bring a torch as your guide will have one. Photography is allowed.
We are not open to the public for general tours or visits (yet) - see the information below.
About Conmurra Wildlife Sanctuary
Since we purchased Conmurra from its original owners, who are also family friends, we always considered it to be a 'Wildlife Sanctuary'. We started by removing old farm fencing, controlling weeds as well as introduced foxes and cats which prey upon native wildlife. We planted native seedlings to improve the habitat and installed nest boxes in the garden to provide homes for possums and gliders. As the presence of cats and dogs scares native animals, we no longer have pets.
We have created space for animals - thus a sanctuary for wildlife
Soon, the native animals became accustomed to our presence and now they are often seen around the homestead garden. The wallabies eating the green grass and the possums visiting to pick up fruit and vegetable scraps we leave out for them. Colourful rosellas, tiny treecreepers and laughing kookaburras also sing from the trees as lizards scamper through the logs and leaf litter. So that guests can experience our 'backyard' we have created over 4km of tracks and trails to explore. There is always somewhere to go to watch birds, gaze at the views and the sunsets or just enjoy the surroundings.
In 2020,we embarked on the next stage in creating a true wildlife sanctuary, this time with a focus on the endangered animals that once lived in this very location. We are breeding these animals in safe habitats and help support other conservation and reintroduction programs across the country. But we won't stop there as we have plans for other species, now missing from our local landscape like beautiful quolls and rock-wallabies.
Unlike traditional wildlife parks and zoos, we are not open to the general public, rather we offer self-contained accommodation for guests via Airbnb. Guests can explore the trails by day or take a guided walk by night. This way we we can ensure that people can reconnect with nature and we minimise the impact to the wildlife and the landscape they call home.
What guests have said about Conmurra
"The cabin has beautiful uninterrupted views where we saw wombats, wallabies and kangaroos feeding as the sun set in the horizon. It was a truly beautiful and relaxing place to unwind. Our only disappointment was having to leave." Rose July 2019
"A unique opportunity to see Australian wildlife close up. This property offers a unique experience for anybody who would like to be able to get very close to photograph, or simply admire Australian wildlife in its' natural environment." Jamie May 2019
"Joel and Andrea welcomed my family and I with such hospitality and friendliness. Beautiful place amongst amazing wildlife . Extremely clean and peaceful . Thanks for sharing your place and making our experience amazing." Mira Feb 2020