Long Grass Nature Refuge is a private wildlife refuge in south east Queensland. It is registered with the Queensland EPA.
The refuge is mostly remnant vegetation that is part of a larger core habitat area identified as having State nature conservation significance in the Queensland Government 'Regional Nature Conservation Strategy for South East Queensland 2003-2008.'
Conservation value
Conservation values include endangered Regional Ecosystems
as well as 'of concern' regional ecosystems
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 igneous rocks)
  • 12.3.7 (Eucalyptus terticornis, Callistemon viminalis, Casuarina cunninghamiana fringing forest)
White Cliff Bottlebrush Australian Cornflower Billy the Red kangaroo
Threatened Species
A number of significant species occur on the property including
  • white cliff bottlebrush (Callistemon formosus)
  • Blakes wattle (Acacia blakei)
  • Thready barked she oak (Allocasuarina inophloia)
  • Splendid boronia (Boronia splendida)
  • Australian corn flower(Stemmacantha australis)
  • White cyprus (Callitris baileyi)
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.
"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."
Jacques Cousteau
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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
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.