Sheep farm, plant nursery, wetlands and wildlife sanctuary
Evolving from a dairy farm in 1973 with very few trees and shrubs, Wharkuroogma is now a sheep grazing property which diversified in 1984 to include a plant nursery. The property is being developed as a wildlife sanctuary encompassing extensive wetlands and wildlife corridors.
The Year of The Tree 1982
Prompted by The Year of The Tree 1982 which highlighted the global loss of vegetation and subsequent extinction of wildlife, thousands of trees and shrubs have been planted as wildlife corridors and shelter belts for livestock providing habitat for birds, koalas, wallabies, platypus and other wildlife.
The property has gained Land for Wildlife status though the planting of trees and allowing areas of indigenous species to regenerate. With 35 years experience in revegetation, Wharkuroogma is able to provide expertise in the establishment of species.
Wildlife sanctuary and wetlands
With the diversity of habitats and vegetation types and electric fencing around the boundaries, Wharkuroogma has become a haven for wildlife and a diverse range of birds with 185 species recorded. Bird watching groups regularly record 80 species on a morning visit irrespective of the the level of our dams.
The vision to promote environmental awareness has been achieved with the wetland considered one the the most significant in South East Queensland.