Wirrimbirra Sanctuary was first established in 1963 by a small group of people dedicated to preserving the memory of David G Stead and his work.
The sanctuary has served many purposes over the last 50 years. A field studies centre, educational activities, research facility, conserving the native Bargo Brush, walking paths through native gardens, wildlife refuge and a peaceful protected area for native animals that are not fit for release into the wild. The Foundation is also one of Wollondilly Shires' longest continuously running businesses with nursery sales of native plants. The Foundation and sanctuary continue to have close ties with the D'harawal Aboriginal people, recognised as traditional custodians of the land.
Just an hours drive south of Sydney on the Hume Highway, the sanctuary provdes a relaxing days' outing - or a refreshing stop on the way to the southern highlands. Take some time to visit or have a look online to find out more.