Warrawong, previously owned and run by ZoosSA, closed in 2013 after it was deemed no longer viable. The Sanctuary was first opened in 1985 by conservationist Dr John Wamsley. Dr Wamsley had purchased the land nearly 20 years previously and became dedicated to the eradication of invasive species in the area. His hard work saved approximately 10 species of mammal from complete extinction. The Sanctuary became a safe home to Australian wildlife in a natural location.
Warrawong has carved a reputation as a significant contributor to Australia's wildlife conservation. It is the birthplace of feral-proof fencing, cat curfews, and the chocolate Easter bilby," David said.
Education through interaction will set the Sanctuary up for longevity and sustainability.
The restoration work and list of things to do are enormous. I've been keenly watching their Facebook page and it seems that things are moving along at a steady pace.
The story of the rebuilding of Warrawong is all laid out on their website and it makes great reading and viewing. Website visitors are invited to connect with Warrawong and accrue "Frequent Fauna Points". Points can be redeemed for free 'glamping' nights, free nocturnal tours, free cafe meals and more. Their excitement is contagious and it shows such promise for a brand new beginning. I can't wait for the day when I'll be able to visit Warrawong again. There are only 6 months to go!