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Billabong Sanctuary

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Bruce Highway | Nome, Townsville, Queensland 4816, Australia
+61 7 4778 8344
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Amazing!

We bought a family pass and were so happy we did! The close up animal experience is amazing! There... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
brookeswift
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Townsville, Australia
Great day at the Billabong

We spent several really enjoyable hours at Billabong Sanctuary. We arrived at opening time on a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Thom P
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Billabong Sanctuary is Australia's best interactive wildlife experience. There are interactive talks and feeding shows throughout the day commencing at 9:15 am. At these wildlife presentations you will learn all about the unique characteristics of Australia's native animals. The talks are not only informative but a lot of fun, so will have one of your best experiences at an Australian attraction. The native animals are displayed in their natural habitats of wetlands, eucalypt forest and rainforest. Highlights of the Sanctuary are holding a koala, hugging a wombat, hand feeding a cassowary, holding a small crocodile and wrapping a python around your neck. You will also be able to sit next to a dingo for a photo opportunity and watch feeding of giant estuarine or saltwater crocodiles. The wildlife presentations are repeated in the afternoons so nobody misses out. You can also return the following day with no extra charge. There are picnic areas with free gas barbecues or enjoy a meal at the Blinky Bill Cafe. You can also cool off in our tropically landscaped pool.
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  • Average6%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Bruce Highway | Nome, Townsville, Queensland 4816, Australia
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+61 7 4778 8344
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We bought a family pass and were so happy we did! The close up animal experience is amazing! There is a pool and loads of clean BBQs! We use to go out in the morning with our two year old feed the animals, go for...More

Thank brookeswift
Bob F, Owner at Billabong Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Howdy brookeswift from the Ville, Thanks for your review and your recommendation to other locals to take advantage of the benefits of Club Billabong. For a family, our membership pays for itself with just 2 visits. You can join in nocturnal walks which are exclusive...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We spent several really enjoyable hours at Billabong Sanctuary. We arrived at opening time on a Wednesday morning and were pretty much the only visitors there. The park remained quiet for most of the day, which was great for us as it meant we got...More

Thank Thom P
Bob F, Owner at Billabong Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Thom, Many thanks for taking the time to post such a comprehensive review. Glad you arrived on opening as at 9:15 the koalas are fed their eucalypt leaf and are the most active that you will see them all day. You hit the nail...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Buy some seed as soon as you enter. One pack is plenty to feed lots of kangaroos and ducks. The sanctuary has scheduled feedings for some animals which you can take part of. We fed cassowaries grapes they provided, quite a thrilling experience. We also...More

Thank travel2dive
Bob F, Owner at Billabong Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

G'day travel2dive from Texas, From your "travel2dive", you sound like you are visiting Townsville to dive the Yongala, so great that you were able to call in at the Billabong. Sorry you missed the croc feeding but an excuse to come back. However, you experienced...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live in the Townsville region and have been to billabong a number of times. My latest visit was to take a friend of mine from the UK for his first crocodile experience. Billabong have a great display of crocs and the shows are quite...More

Thank Jay L
Bob F, Owner at Billabong Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Howdy Jay from North Queensland, Thanks for bringing your friends from the UK to experience some Aussie wildlife and your recommendation that Billabong is THE place!! Also liked your comment that you never tire of the crocodile presentations. We have 2 new rangers presenting these...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at midday, and was glad we arrived at this time as it wasn't crowded and we had fun in a relaxed way that was not over crowded. We would have liked to swim but the pool was not well kept. Food at the...More

Thank 2013barbar
Bob F, Owner at Billabong Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi 2013barbar from the Ville, Thanks for taking the time to post a review and your experience with native animals. Even during the busy time of school holidays, we are still able to offer a personalised experience. Sorry about the swimming pool. We are experiencing...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small wildlife park with focus mostly on koala, wombats,crocs. But we learn move here than most of the bigger zoos. Keepers do very good talks about all the animals and everyone is aloud to stroke and with some feed the animals for...More

Thank Dawn S
Bob F, Owner at Billabong Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Howdy Dawn, So pleased to hear of your great day at the Billabong. Being a boutique park certainly has its advantages as without the big crowds, we can offer a personalised experience for all of our visitors. Our focus is on conservation and education and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here with my elderly mother who uses a mobility scooter. We had a lovely day visiting all of the animals & exhibits. The staff were all friendly & did some fantastic talks on the wildlife. It was lovely to be able to get...More

Thank Carolyn d
Bob F, Owner at Billabong Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Greetings Carolyn, So pleased to hear of your wonderful time at the Billabong with your mother. One of the great attractions of the Sanctuary, is the experience of being in a natural environment similar to the Australian bush, with the free-ranging birds and animals all...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To sum up this is the best way to see a lot of Australian animals in a short time in a beautiful location. It is reasonably priced and not too commercialised and natural enough to wonder at your leisure but still take in the timed...More

Thank Angela C
Bob F, Owner at Billabong Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Angela, Thanks for your "A Must Visit" review. In a few short sentences, you really have summed up what makes the Billabong such a great place to experience Australia's native animals. After the internet, visiting friends and relatives and word of mouth recommendations are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time, good to be able to be get so close to the animals. Being able to hand feed the kangaroos and wallabies.Prices of food was reasonable, dining facilities were quite comfortableMore

Thank Jeff P
Bob F, Owner at Billabong Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jeff from the Ville, We love having reviews by our locals as they don't see us as a tourist attraction but their very own wildlife sanctuary. Glad to hear you enjoyed a meal - our hamburgers have a reputation that has spread far and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place, amazing shows great fun for the kids and lots of animals to get up close and personal withMore

Thank garthk77
Bob F, Owner at Billabong Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Howdy Garth from the Ville, Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. From your comments, you appear to be a regular visitor. I hope you have taken advantage of Club Billabong membership - 2 adults and up to 5 children from the...More

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