Sell-out event will showcase the progress made at the Australian Wildlife Sanctuary following the devastating bushfires of 2020

Around 1,000 members of the community have snapped up tickets to come to the Australian Wildlife Sanctuary this weekend in celebration of the National Trust (NSW)’s 75th Anniversary.

The National Trust is hosting a free open weekend at the Australian Wildlife Sanctuary in Bargo as celebrations continue for the charity’s 75th Anniversary. The event marks a special milestone for the National Trust as it celebrates its establishment in 1945, and it will also be the first time this wildlife and nature conservation site has opened to the public since it was ravaged by the 2019–20 New South Wales bushfires.

Progress has been steady at the Australian Wildlife Sanctuary, with generous support from the Australian Government’s Bushfire Recovery for Wildlife and Habitat Community Grants Program. The site is being revived in the spirit of its founding vision by Managing Director, Brad Wilson, and his team. The ‘Be Welcomed by Wildlife’ event is taking place this Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 4pm, giving the community a preview of how things are progressing at the property and what they can expect when it reopens fully to the public in the future.

The event is sold out – with more than 1,000 people expected to attend over the two days. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy live entertainment, meet some of the birds, bugs and reptile residents and watch wildlife shows. There will be garden games for the young and young at heart, and everyone is invited to explore parts of the 95 hectares of Bargo Bush. Grown ups can sip a glass of complimentary wine served from 2pm on both days.

The National Trust (NSW) has planned a state-wide program of events across its portfolio of heritage properties to celebrate its 75th Anniversary. The National Trust was established in New South Wales in 1945 by Annie Forsyth Wyatt. The charity continues to fulfil the original vision of its founders to conserve, protect, educate and celebrate the built, natural and cultural heritage of New South Wales for future generations.

If you are sad you missed out on tickets to this event, there are still limited tickets available for the ‘Southern Highlands in Bloom’ event on Saturday 10 April, just over 20 minutes’ drive away from Bargo.


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