Cedar Creek Wombat Rescue: it's another world

Step inside the gates of Cedar Creek Wombat Rescue and you’re entering another world.

First, as you’d expect, the wombats. When we were there there were eight adults wandering around freely, with others of various ages in pens, including one still in intensive care – a dog attack victim.

“We’ve got about 16 at the moment,” Roz Holmes says. “We had 35 at one stage but that was too hard.”

Roz and her husband Kevin do this part time – both work, and aren’t subsidised. Sixteen is plenty.   

On top of the wombats are the grey kangaroos which also wander around freely. They even jump the fence into the wombat pens for a free feed.

“The wombats are the bosses though,” Kevin says. “If the roos get greedy they’ll start biting their toes.” 

JUST A HAIRY PUPPY: Kevin Holme is as comfortable with his wombats as most people are with puppies. Pictures Jessica Brown.

JUST A HAIRY PUPPY: Kevin Holme is as comfortable with his wombats as most people are with puppies. Pictures Jessica Brown.

TIME TO SHARE: Kangaroos and wombats share the food although wombats are the boss.

TIME TO SHARE: Kangaroos and wombats share the food although wombats are the boss.

FRIENDS: Kevin with the male Gang-gang cockatoo.

FRIENDS: Kevin with the male Gang-gang cockatoo.