Linnaeus is built on the principles of sustainability and environmental sensitivity.


Integral to the operation of the estate is conservation of natural resources, orderly and economic use of land, and protection of native animals, plants and habitats.  The estate is managed on ecologically sustainable development principles.

Residents act as custodians for the rich biodiversity of the estate and ensure that the integrity of the sanctuary is preserved for future generations. Read more about Estate Management below.



Natural Environment

 The estate features wetlands, coastal heath, littoral rainforest and coastal dunes which support a rich and healthy biodiversity

The estate encompasses 111 hectares of diverse habitats  bounded by state reserves and a marine national park, fronting a strip of 1.5 km of Seven Mile Beach. It's subtropical location in the Mount Warning caldera provides the estate with a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna.

Littoral rainforest, coastal heath, wetlands, coastal dunes and native wildlife feature prominently in daily life at Linnaeus. The Estate aims to preserve the natural features of the site, restore habitat and wildlife corridors and implement ongoing coastal, wetland and environmental care programs. 

The Trail Guidebook and Estate Nature Guidebook, based on detailed surveys of the estate, accompanies the six kilometre walking trail which threads through the estate, providing insights into the flora, fauna, geology and natural history of the area.


Estate Management

Custodians of the site for future generations


A trust has been established to protect Linnaeus Estate, with members of the Linnaeus Estate trust becoming a part of a small seaside community that will act as custodian of the site for the future generations.

An environmental master plan for the entire site covers everything from weed control to replanting and regenerating the native trees. Linnaeus Estate also has it own wastewater treatment plant and provides its own water on site. 

The estate is for people who want to enjoy and protect one of the most spectacular pieces of coastline in Australia and to be part of a small ecologically engaged community.

Read the Linnaeus Estate Charter.




Working with the community and scientists to share and develop knowledge.


Linnaeus Education Fund supports programs focusing on science, conservation and sustainability relevant to the site.

Residencies are available for scientists who wish to pursue their professional interests. Scientists share their research with Linnaeus residents and the greater community through workshops, programs, lectures and field trips.