Frequently asked questions
Can I bring my dog to visit the Sanctuary?
Please don't. This is a safe space for the deer. We often have young deer roaming in the public area, as well as the chickens and other birds. Unfamiliar dogs can upset them. If you do bring your dog, you may be asked to leave.
Are you open today/tomorrow/school holidays?
We are open every weekend. The only reasons we would not be open are:
the weather is too bad/unsafe;
we are in COVID lockdown (we are in the Moreton Bay LGA, which usually locks down with Greater Brisbane);
we have a private event on, such as a wedding or party;
OR I am sick and unable to function to open to the public. I love sharing our space with people, but it is just me here and no one to take over if I am unwell.
What can I expect when I visit the Sanctuary?
Well, if you take that turn off the main road and travel all the way to the bottom of the mountain (four minutes drive, but feels like green fields and gumtrees forever), you will find a tiny, family-run animal sanctuary, and be welcomed onto our property to share the very special experience of making friends with deer. You will find friendly deer, cattle, goats, chickens and ducks wandering around. You will find dirt, dust, animal poo and children playing. You will find us working hard to provide love and comfort for our rescued animals, and to educate people about them. You will not find a 'zoo' or large-scale tourist operation, but you may well find something special that touches your heart, whether you pop in for a few minutes, or stay for hours. The money you pay for admission goes entirely to feed and care for the animals. We have been saving money for five years to be able to upgrade the paddocks, which is finally happening over the next few months! You will find peace, love and animal connection here. Visit us soon!