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Our reserves and partnerships in Queensland protect over 1.4 million hectares.

Carnarvon | Currumbin Valley | Edgbaston | Ethabuka | Fan Palm | Goonderoo | Olkola partnership | Pilungah | Pullen Pullen | Reedy Creek | Yourka

 Misty morning at Carnarvon Station Reserve.

Carnarvon Station

Established: 2001
Area: 59,000 ha
Location: 200km south of Emerald

Abutting Carnarvon Gorge National Park, this is one of the few remaining strongholds for woodland species largely lost to the rest of eastern Australia. Protects hundreds of native species, and provides habitat for the endangered Northern Quoll.

Carnarvon Station Reserve
 Richmond Birdwing Butterfly. Photo Graeme Fraser.

Currumbin Valley

Established: 2000
Area: 4 hectares
Location: 100km south of Brisbane

Small reserve bequested to us by local beekeeper and flower grower, Dr Alex Griffiths. Once part of the extensive rainforests of south-east Queensland, it’s now a rare remnant and an important conservation buffer for the adjacent Nicoll Scrub National Park.

Currumbin Valley Reserve
 Green Tree Frog. Photo Ben Revell.


Established: 2008
Area: 8,074 ha
Location: 140km north east of Longreach

Home to the most significant natural springs for global biodiversity in the Great Artesian Basin. Fed by underground water, these isolated springs have given rise to the evolution of more than two dozen endemic species.

Edgbaston Reserve
 Reptile at Ethabuka. Photo Wayne Lawler/EcoPix


Established: 2004
Area: 215,500 ha
Location: 640km south of Mt Isa

A haven for wildlife in the north of the Simpson Desert. Home to a wetland system of national significance, it also has one of the richest lists of reptile species in Australia, including our largest goanna, the Perentie.

Ethabuka Reserve
 Fan Palm canopy. Photo Wayne Lawler/EcoPix.

Fan Palm

Established: 1993
Area: 8.2 ha
Location: 50km north of Port Douglas

Rescued from developers in 1993, it’s part of Queensland’s Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. The most striking feature is its Fan Palms, which grow up to 15 metres and form a dense canopy in the mesophyll vine forest.

Fan Palm Reserve
 Koalas at Goonderoo Reserve. Photo Jane Blackwood.


Established: 1998
Area: 593 ha
Location: 275km west of Rockhampton

In the heart of Queensland’s Brigalow Belt. Brigalow Belt shrublands have fallen prey to large-scale land clearance, with only 2% protected in conservation reserves.

Goonderoo Reserve
 Golden Shouldered Parrots. Photo Geoffrey Jones (

Olkola partnership

Established: 2014
Area: 869,822 ha
Location: 300km north-west of Cairns

Olkola Country’s healthy woodlands and grasslands are the largest remaining stronghold for the endangered Golden-shouldered Parrot (Alwal). We supported the development of Olkola’s Healthy Country Plan and a long-term project to protect Alwal.

Olkola partnership
 Gay's Dune at sunset. Photo Paul Evans.


Established: 2005
Area: 233,000 ha
Location: 470km south of Mt Isa

On the edge of the Simpson Desert, Pilungah (formerly named Cravens Peak) protects gibber plains, red sandy dune fields, semi-permanent waterholes and Coolabah woodlands. Catchments channel life-giving flood waters into the Mulligan River. Supports a remarkable diversity of reptiles.

Pilungah Reserve
Panoramic view of Pullen Pullen landscape.

Pullen Pullen

Established: 2016
Area: 56,000 ha
Location: Western Queensland

Established as a sanctuary to protect what was, at the time, the only known population of endangered Night Parrots in the world.

Pullen Pullen Reserve
 Stepping stones through forest at Reedy Creek. Photo Steve Heggie.

Reedy Creek

Established: 2004
Area: 475 ha
Location: 130km north west of Bundaberg

Protects intact coastal and riparian forest that’s elsewhere been dramatically cleared for development. Features a spectacular walk with stepping stones through the paperbark forest.

Reedy Creek Reserve
Sunshine through white gum woodland. Photo Wayne Lawler/EcoPix.


Established: 2007
Area: 43,500 ha
Location: 130km south of Cairns

Located in a biodiversity hotspot, this important conservation area is a stronghold for 39 regional ecosystems, some not protected anywhere else in the country. Yourka is part of the Einasleigh Uplands and nestles up against Queensland’s Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

Yourka Reserve
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