Capernwray Australia

Location: Southern Highlands NSW

About the project

Capernwray operates as a Bible school and conference centre in the Southern Highlands of NSW beside the Wingecarribee River and adjoining Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve. Over 90 species of birds have been recorded including twelve threatened species.

Caring for the Garden in a Fallen World: A Christian Perspective on Nature Conservation conferences were held for students and the general public in 2014 & 2015, with content available at

A conservation and restoration project funded from NSW Local Land Services will include:

  • Undertaking a research project to look at assisted natural recruitment of the threatened species Paddy’s River Box Eucalyptus macarthurii, and undertaking activities to conserve and rehabilitate it
  • Rehabilitating the critically endangered ecological community Southern Highland Shale Forest/Woodland
  • Restoring habitats for fauna
  • Rehabilitating degraded land and removing weeds

Caring for the Garden

Sunrise bird watching at neighbouring Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve during the 2015 conference

Project in partnership with