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Billabong Sanctuary

#4 of 81 things to do in Townsville Features Animals
Bruce Highway | Nome, Townsville, Queensland 4816, Australia
+61 7 4778 8344
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Animal Sanctaury and Crocodile park.

Great place to visit and the kids will certainly enjoy. Catch the Crocodile feeding and the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
94mavio
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Townsville, Australia
It is fantastic place and I highly recommend to visit it.

I visited Billabong Sanctuary in Townsville recently (beginning of June 2017). It was my second... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
RSV_12
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Brisbane, Australia
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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 yesterday

Great place to visit and the kids will certainly enjoy. Catch the Crocodile feeding and the informative snake and wildlife talks given by the staff. Lots of birds to feed, kids and overseas visitors love it.

Thank 94mavio
Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited Billabong Sanctuary in Townsville recently (beginning of June 2017). It was my second visit over the past 7 years and on both occasions I had a great time and looking forward to visit it again, when I am in the area. It is...More

Thank RSV_12
Bob F, Owner at Billabong Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi RSV from Brisbane, Wow - what a review!! You must have had an amazing day at the Billabong to take the time to write such a lengthy review and recommendation to all ages and demographics to experience what you enjoyed. I should post your...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

My second visit in as many years! Didn't disappoint!! The keepers know everything about the animals and it's very educational. Got some really good photos with us interacting with the snakes, koalas and wombats!!! Suitable activity for all the family.More

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

G'day Pauline, Thank you for coming back and again experiencing our amazing rangers and their wildlife presentations. Repeat visitation is huge for the Billabong and with the Sanctuary operating now for over 30 years, we have new generations of families making the Billabong their wildlife...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited the Billabong Sanctuary. It is a wonderful place to see beautiful Australian animals, in very peaceful surroundings. All staff obviously love their jobs - their enthusiasm is endless. We went to the Saltwater Crocodile feeding, the free-flight bird show, the dingo experience,...More

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

Howdy Linda from Mareeba, Glad to see you down in our part of the world and especially grateful you chose to visit the Billabong. Thanks very much for posting such a great review. Coming from the Tablelands, you would have appreciated our natural habitats with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice sanctuary park that caters to the local wildlife especially from northern Queensland. Great opportunity for families to introduce children to the Australian fauna with interactive displays and well laid out exhibits. Many more crocodiles than most parks I have visited.More

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

G'day Jeremy from Port Macquarie, Appreciate your comments about opportunities for families to introduce children to Australian fauna. While koalas are the number one attraction at the Sanctuary, crocodiles are also a huge attraction and we have some big crocs! Jupiter at 4.3m is the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this place on my way out of Townsville driving towards Airlie beach. It was off peak and very quiet so Raines around the park in peace. They do interactive animal shows which allows you to get up close and touch wombats, koalas, wallaby,...More

Thank rachyrach99
Bob F, Owner at Billabong Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

G'day rachyrachy99, So glad that you came across the Billabong on your journey south to Airlie Beach. It doesn't matter what time of year you visit, being a boutique wildlife park without the big crowds, we always offer a personalised interactive experience. Our staff will...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you are a local or a tourist the Billabong Sanctuary is an excellent place to visit. Hundreds of birds and fauna including koalas, kangaroos, wombats etc. Fantastic place for a family and the kids will have a great time. Barbeque facilities and cafe food...More

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

Howdy dkirwan from Bangkok Appreciate your review "Don't miss it". From your posting you sound like a local! We always have something new for our locals and repeat visitors. Next week we will open a new exhibit. The top three venomous snakes in the world....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to bring your young kids to get up close and personal with some Local Australians that they all love to seeMore

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

Hi Michael from Brisbane, Billabong is a great way to introduce children to Australian animals. There have been generation after generation of kangaroos born at the Sanctuary and they are so gentle in their ways. The whistling ducks, while noisy, are also great for kids...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love how they treat their animals, very friendly and kind workers. They have everything Australian from Koalas, to Dingos.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a 4 year old who enjoyed feeding ducks and kangaroos. She patted wombats, reptiles, crocodile and koala. Photo with Koala $24 and wombat $38. I loved the black cockatoos, the free flying Rapture display and frog mouth. A Wedge Tail eagle too.More

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

Hi there Robyn, 4 years old - the perfect age for kids growing up with native animals. Sounds like an adventurous 4 year old and into all of the interactive experiences. The koala and wombat holding comes with holding the animals, a souvenir photo and...More

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