Founded more than 50 years ago, it is a representation of the efforts to conserve Australia’s flora and fauna. The sanctuary’s name is the aboriginal word for ‘preservation’, an appropriate name for an incredible location.
Wirrimbirra Sanctuary Price, Opening Hours, Accommodation & Map, Bargo
The sanctuary is run by volunteers who are keen on conserving the environment while protecting the biodiversity of the area. With more than 200 acres of native bushland, there is a lot to see and appreciate during a tour at the Wirrimbirra Sanctuary.
One of the most enchanting things about visiting the sanctuary is that it gives you the opportunity to appreciate the unique flora that makes up a part of a region – what was known as the ‘Bargo Brush’ during the colonial era. Interestingly, this region is popular among the local Aboriginal community.
There are two distinct parts of the sanctuary that are divided by the Southern railway line. The western part of the sanctuary is mostly developed and features the information centre, storage space, accommodation places, as well as floral gardens for visitors to stroll and soak in the tranquillity.
The eastern part of the Wirrimbirra Sanctuary is ideal for nature lovers, as it features walking trails that are perfect for a bush adventure. There are guided walks for those who are interested in learning more about bush life, as well as various earthworks across the land. History buffs will particularly love the ruined buildings of the early European era, making this an exciting outdoor adventure.
After a day spent in the wild, visit the White Waratah Cafe and treat your palate to a well-earned meal. The cafe is also open for booked functions for up to 100 people – a great place for weddings and special events.
The Wirrimbirra Sanctuary is located south-west of Sydney, about an hour’s drive from the CBD and is easily accessible using Remembrance Drive that connects Bargo to Tahmoor.
So, whether you would like to sponsor an animal, buy native plants from the nursery or spend a night in the bush, this sanctuary is a great destination.