Long Grass Nature Refuge is a private wildlife refuge in south east Queensland. It is registered with the Queensland EPA
Conservation values include endangered Regional Ecosystems
- 12.9-10.15 (Semi-evergreen vine thicket on sedimentary
- 12.9-10.6 (Acacia harpophylla open forest on sedimentary rocks)
as well as 'of concern' regional ecosystems
- 12.9-10.3 (Eucalyptus
moluccana open forest on sedimentary rocks)
- 12.9-10.7 (Eucalyptus crebra woodland on sedimentary rocks)
and the following regional
ecosystems listed as 'not of concern'
- 12.9-10.19 (Eucalyptus fibrosa open forest on sedimentary rocks)
- 12.8.14 (Eucalyptus eugenioides,
E.tericornis, E.melliodora open forest on cainozoic igneous rocks)
- 12.8.17 (Eucalyptus crebra, E.melanophloia woodland on cainozoic
- 12.3.7 (Eucalyptus terticornis, Callistemon viminalis, Casuarina cunninghamiana fringing forest)
A number of significant species occur on the property including
The property has approximately 6 km of frontage to Ma Ma Creek which is
the route of the Bicentennial National Trail. Approximately 150 acres of the property was previously cleared grazing land. The Refuge
is not open to the public.
- white cliff bottlebrush (Callistemon formosus)
wattle (Acacia blakei)
- Thready barked she oak (Allocasuarina inophloia)
- Splendid boronia (Boronia splendida)
- Australian corn flower(Stemmacantha australis)
- White cyprus (Callitris baileyi)
"When we return wild animals to nature, we merely return them to what is already theirs. For man cannot give wild animals freedom,
they can only take it away."
Located on 1200 acres of pristine bushland on an elevated plateau on the edge of the great dividing range, the property is about 35km
SW of Gatton
and lies between the Darling Downs and the Lockyer Valley.
It directly adjoins the southern boundary of the
Dywers Scrub Conservation Park and is dominated by two deep sandstone gorges with impressive escarpments and rock formations. The
beds of the gorges have rainforest, and the upper escarpments have eucalypt and ironbark woodland.
Long Grass Nature Refuge was sold to new owners in September 2021. The new owners do not want to take over the website and so unfortunately
this site is being shut down.