A natural site is one where National Trust of Australia (Queensland) conducts environmental or wildlife conservation programs. This includes the iconic Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Hospital that participates in world leading research and threatened species breeding programs.
National Trust in Queensland is defined as an environmental charity and remains very committed to our natural sites and the value of our conservations efforts.
These sites are also our conservation or nature-based properties that have limited public access including our newest property Garima Conservation Reserve in Currumbin Valley. This special property will become an important site for our bristlebird conservation program, as well as land regeneration work on the expansive 27 hectare rainforest property.
Moons Reserve was our first natural site gifted to the National Trust by the first President and is open to the public for recreational use.
Our Gum Plantations are also a significant part of what we do a the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary to feed the +50 koalas in our care, as well as the nearly 500 koalas treated annually through the Wildlife Hospital. We have a dedicated team of gum cutters that complete this challenging and manual work to ensure our koalas get the very best nutritious gum leaves to enjoy.
Did you know?
In the United Kingdom, National Trust UK do a significant amount of work in Dune restoration and are custodians and caretakers of many natural sites including 780 miles of beaches and coastline. They also care for 25,000 ha of woodland and 135 wild landscape sites, and over 200 gardens. The mission in the National Trust in the UK is to allow people and nature to thrive which is very aligned to the charitable purpose of the National Trust in Queensland.
Garima Conservation Reserve
Located in Currumbin Valley, this 27.5 hectare property is home to many native plants and animals and is essential habitat for Koalas and home to 13 threatened flora species. The word Garima means ‘respect’ or ‘to take care of’ in Yugambeh language.
Originally named the Westwood Moon Memorial Tree Reserve and Bird Sanctuary with the Pioneer’s Avenue of Honour, Moon's Reserve was dedicated to the memory of Mr Moon’s parents and the early pioneers of the district.
A team of dedicated gum-cutters harvest eucalypt six days each week, in all weather conditions to ensure that only the best eucalypt available is offered to our koalas at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.