Conserving our Environment
At Ben Ricketts we are dedicated to conserving the unique plant & animal biodiversity of the Illawarra escarpment, while providing affordable holiday accommodation to families, groups and individuals.
Our Voluntary Conservation Agreement with the NSW Minister for the Environment ensures that the property is managed to maximise its important environmental value. Through regular working bees, bushcare contractors and lots of volunteer time the Ben Ricketts shareholders and friends are making tremendous progress in eliminating invasive weeds. We have seen exciting regeneration of the native rainforest and enjoy the steady increase in the native bird, marsupial and insect populations. Our conservation gallery below captures some of this diversity.