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Billabong Sanctuary

#4 of 78 things to do in Townsville Features Animals
Bruce Highway | Nome, Townsville, Queensland 4816, Australia
+61 7 4778 8344
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Great experience

The park is not very big, but the shows are really good. They tell everything about the animals and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Linda W
Family day out

Billabong sanctuary is about 20klms south of Townsville. Well worth a visit. The shows are... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sandra P
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Brisbane, Australia
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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 5 days ago

The park is not very big, but the shows are really good. They tell everything about the animals and you can pet them, even when you don't want to pay the 24 dollars for a picture.More

Thank Linda W
Bob F, Owner at Billabong Sanctuary, responded to this review

Howdy Linda, So good to hear from you and your 5 star review. We are a boutique park and without the big crowds so all of our wildlife interactions are personal. All of the experiences such as holding a crocodile, wrapping a python around your...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Billabong sanctuary is about 20klms south of Townsville. Well worth a visit. The shows are interactive with photo opportunities at the end. Hold a snake, cuddle a koala. Pet a dingo. Lovely day out. Not only for children but adults as well.More

Thank Sandra P
Bob F, Owner at Billabong Sanctuary, responded to this review

Greetings Sandra, Appreciate you taking the time to post a review of "Lovely day out." As you say, the Billabong is for all ages. Weekends and school holidays are a must for families, however during the week, most of the visitors to the Sanctuary are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Having seen a leaflet in our hotel we decided to call in at the sanctuary on a whim. What a great decision it turned out to be - the staff were so enthusiastic and caring about the animals and the shows were informative and free....More

Thank Debbie L
Bob F, Owner at Billabong Sanctuary, responded to this review

Greetings Debbie, Wow - what an amazing review from your time at the Billabong. From your post, you really enjoyed interacting with the animals and engaging with our amazing staff. Wombats have a very special appeal and some of our visitors prefer interacting with them...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Billabong Sanctuary was a great place to take my parents who were visiting from New Zealand recently. The layout of the place is fabulous with a lot of birdlife and turtles enjoying the central lake, then each enclosure giving you an up close and personal...More

Thank megsjg
Bob F, Owner at Billabong Sanctuary, responded to this review

G'day Meg from Charters Towers, Thank you for bringing your parents to the Billabong. With most of our NZ friends, the big attractions are of course the crocodiles and the snakes. The experience at the Billabong is just like walking through the bush with many...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an awesome experience, meeting all of Australia's interesting wildlife up close and you could tell the staff really cared about the animals.More

Thank Henry F
Bob F, Owner at Billabong Sanctuary, responded to this review

G'day Henry, Many thanks for taking the time to post your 5 star review. The Billabong is very fortunate to have such a wonderful staff who are totally committed to the Sanctuary. They are passionate about the animals and caring for the environment and the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was an amazing day! The shuttle picked us up on time, got to see all the shows, got to stay until 2.30 pm which was plenty of time. The shows are free and you get to pet every animal and you have the Chance...More

Thank Laura W
Bob F, Owner at Billabong Sanctuary, responded to this review

Howdy Laura, We were so pleased that you had an amazing day and many thanks for your recommendation to fellow travellers that the Billabong is an awesome Sanctuary. For those folks who don't have their own transport, there is that morning pickup from city accommodation...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a great place and incredible value! The guides and presenters were engaging and informative and you can interact with many animals without having to pay extra. Highly recommend visiting while in Townsville!More

Thank rosep56
Bob F, Owner at Billabong Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hi Rose, Many thanks for your recommendation to fellow travellers that the Billabong is a great place and incredible value. All of our interactive experiences are free-of-charge and the chance to use your own camera except for holding a koala and a wombat. With the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated 17 km out of town Billabong sanctuary offers a good cross section of our wonderful native wildlife. Kangaroos are roaming free and are well handled and easily approached. There are informative talks throughout the day culminating in opportunities to touch and even hold many...More

Thank RLNR
Bob F, Owner at Billabong Sanctuary, responded to this review

Howdy RLNR from Newcastle, Thank you for your 5 star review and recommending the Billabong to fellow travellers. Our free-ranging kangaroos and native ducks are all friendly and love being hand-fed. Our wildlife talks and feeding shows run throughout the day, so no matter whether...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great day walking around the park with a 2 year old enjoying touching the ducks , kangaroos ,wombats, a big snake and even got to feed a crocodile.More

Thank 396racheller
Bob F, Owner at Billabong Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hi Racheller, The Sanctuary is a great place for kids. Freedom of 25 acres to explore and so many "hands-on" experiences. The simple things are often the best like the native whistling ducks who call the Billabong home and will follow you forever if you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I was a child we used to visit Healesville Sanctuary in Victoria, now the animals are more segregated from visitors there. Billabong still has wallabies etc roaming around (and yes you can pat them), you can have an interactive experience with koalas and even...More

Thank optionalextras
Bob F, Owner at Billabong Sanctuary, responded to this review

Howdy optionalextras, Our catch call is "Australia's best interactive wildlife experience" and our feedback is everyone has a great experience with our wildlife. I agree, we have some HUGE crocs, with Bully at 4.5 metres weighing 750 kgs, Jupiter at 4.3m weighing 500kgs and Snappy...More

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