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Billabong Sanctuary

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Well worth the visit!

Firstly... What an amazing place!! Everything is done with the animals best interest at heart... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marie283x
via mobile
Great experience

Great shows, very educational and fun, kids loved holding the animals and feeding the animals... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Matt N
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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...more
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Bruce Highway | Nome, Townsville, Queensland 4816, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I took my grandchildren to visit the Billabong Sanctuary and was concerned about the illegal credit card surcharge being applied to the entry fees. Businesses are only allowed to recover the actual cost of the credit card fee, however this business is making a profit...More

Thank WilliamWah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly... What an amazing place!! Everything is done with the animals best interest at heart. Staff are so passionate and look like they really do enjoy there job! I'm jealous haha! All staff are very professional and informative. Definitely give all the talks a go...More

Thank Marie283x
Bob F, Owner at Billabong Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Greetings Marie, All of our trip advisor reviews are read at our weekly staff meeting and our staff are thrilled to see reviews such as yours - it makes their day! They all have a passion for sharing their knowledge with our customers and their...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great shows, very educational and fun, kids loved holding the animals and feeding the animals, great day spent out

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

Greetings Matt, Thanks for your review. While our aim at the Sanctuary is to educate about wildlife and conservation, it is achieved through an entertaining and fun experience. Good to hear we achieved our objective. Cheers, Bob Flemming

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The children loved getting to pat and hold the beautiful animals. Feeding the turtles was pretty cool.

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

Howdy Bec, It is sometimes the simple things in life such as feeding the Billabong's resident turtles which makes the most impression. Good to hear the children had a great day. Thanks for visiting. Cheers, Bob Flemming

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park is about 10 min south of of Townsville. It has a variety of wildlife and of course some very big crocks! Perfect to take the family and little ones.More

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

G'day Dale, Yes the Billabong appeals to all ages from the toddlers who love the native ducks to the older children who love the crocs. As the weather is warming up, the crocs are becoming more active and put on a great show. Thanks for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having driven past when going to Townsville numerous times, we decided to stop in and visit. We checked on the website the times for the feeding and interactions with the animals first so we knew the best time to arrive. We arrived at 9am and...More

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

G'day from our friends from Mackay, Many thanks for such an extensive review and recommendations to fellow travellers, While every business needs to make a profit, we are very conscience of providing an affordable family day for locals and visitors to Townsville. Most of our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this place where you can pat kangaroos koala is and other beautiful animals we spent half the day here and feeding all the animalsMore

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

Hi there Jo, The Billabong is very much all about interacting with our native animals from patting a koala and a wombat, hand feeding kangaroos, getting up close to a dingo and holding a crocodile. These experiences as well as the entertaining talks make the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Billabong sanctuary with my son and granddaughter in August 2018, we cuddled Koalas and had photos taken by the rangers, fed ducks but decided not to feed the crocodiles, there is so much to see and do and a cafe to have a...More

Thank 957jacquelinew
Bob F, Owner at Billabong Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there Jacque, Sounds like you had a great day with your son and granddaughter. Billabong is for all ages with everyone enjoying the experience of interacting with our native animals and learning all about them. The locals quite often make a day out of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to spend hours looking around the Sanctuary with the opportunity to hold a snake or baby crocodile. You are able to view the koala's and wombats nice and close. You just have to watch some of the pesky, uninvited birds to the...More

Thank bhrobinson
Bob F, Owner at Billabong Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Greetings bh, At our daily wildlife talks and feeding shows which run throughout the day, the emphasis is on the characteristics of Australia's unique fauna with conservation of the species in the forefront. Our staff love sharing their knowledge while at the same time making...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Our family visited the Sanctuary just after it opened and booked cuddle a Kola experience for our teenage daughter. As we were there early we were able to watch the animals being fed. The Koala experience was expertly done with the Kola only out of...More

Thank Islwyn W
Bob F, Owner at Billabong Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Greetings Islwyn, Many thanks for your recommendation to fellow travellers as Billabong being the place to go if you are after a wildlife experience. At 9:15am, while the koalas are being fed their eucalypt leaf, they are all super active providing some great photographic opportunities....More

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Response from AngelaR5061 | Reviewed this property |
Check their website for options. There are some but pricy, similar to car hire for a day. Its a bit out of town so i don't think there are any actual bus stops near by.
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