ZAA Conservation Project Award 2023

The Turner Family Foundation’s support of koala conservation efforts has been recognised with our Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre taking out the 2023 Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) Conservation Project Award – Small Institution. This award acknowledges the incredible work of our koala project team, and our important partnership with The University of Queensland. The project included […]

Saving Koalas : A Family Legacy

As Queensland’s relentless urban sprawl threatens to wipe out koala colonies, power couple Graham and Jude Turner are turning a luxury retreat into a safe haven for this unique marsupial.

Multi-million Hidden Vale UQ Wildlife Centre opens

THE multi-million dollar Hidden Vale UQ Wildlife Centre, which will be home to some of the country’s most threatened species, opens today. It is a collaboration between Queensland tourism entrepreneurs Graham and Jude Turner and The University of Queensland. The facility is on the Turners’ 3100 hectare nature refuge, Spicers Hidden Vale Retreat, which is […]

Flight Centre founder opens $18m wildlife centre

QUEENSLAND’S most loveable entrepreneur has again invested his time, money and emotions in the region and already has another project in the pipeline. Graham ‘Skroo’ Turner, Flight Centre founder, and his wife Jude Turner have poured $18.5 million into a new conservation centre at Grandchester.