The Bower Estate was born many years ago, as we began lovingly restoring this 120 acres of unparalleled beauty and environmental heritage. Nestled in the Gold Coast Hinterland on the border between Queensland and New South Wales in Natural Bridge. Surrounded by some of Queensland’s most stunning National Parks, we have set about creating an estate, known to us as ‘The Bower’.
You are immersing in our family’s passion for preserving world heritage rainforest and wildlife corridors, sharing delicious food and supporting local growers and producers, including Bower’s own honey! An event at The Bower is like no other. Every view, photo location, and secret spot has been carefully and lovingly crafted over decades of work on this estate.
“For 30 years before we came to have The Bower, we poured our time and hearts into environmental preservation and animal welfare projects. This is a passion we have passed on to our children. So our family wanted this estate to be more than just a place for events and weddings; it’s a long term conservation project. Your celebrations help the bigger picture of this land and preserve our flora and fauna for generations to come."
GROUPS AND PROJECTS WE ARE INVOLVED IN
We are registered with Land For Wildlife, a voluntary program where landholders commit to managing wildlife habitat for greater sustainability outcomes for South East Queensland.
For over 12 years we have actively engaged in conservation projects, received grants and contributed to local research through programs including:
- Land For wildlife
- PlatypusWatch (through City of Gold Coast)
- Springbrook Wildlife Appreciation Group
- South East Queensland Waterways weed management and native replanting
- Planting of eucalyptus species plantations on the property for regenerating Koala corridors
- Gold Coast Hinterland pest management group
We have done significant native planting and pest management at The Bower to return this former farming land to its native state; encouraging the return of native flora and fauna to the region. In the last few years we have been lucky to see wallaby, platypus and koala species return to the area through these projects. We hope we can ignite your passion for conservation and you can love our space just as much as we do.