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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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Thank you for a wonderful day

Earlier this year we went to the Wolf Sanctuary in Lancaster County PA and we were amazed by the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
AndyP1998
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
Good day out

Billabong is not big but it is well set out and well organised. There are shows every 45 to 60 min... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
David T
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Sydney, 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: 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 yesterday

Earlier this year we went to the Wolf Sanctuary in Lancaster County PA and we were amazed by the professionalism and enthusiasm of the staff and the animal experience. The same applied to this Sanctuary. We spent over 5 hours here. There were continuous shows...More

Thank AndyP1998
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Billabong is not big but it is well set out and well organised. There are shows every 45 to 60 min and lots of opportunity to get up close and personal with the Australian wild life. Particularly enjoyed the reptile and bird free flight shows.

Thank David T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Top notch wildlife fun and education for singles, couples and families. Staff are well-rehearsed with the animal shows but perform with as much enthusiasm as the crocs which lunge at the raw meat dangled over their snouts. Visited three times in three years, such is...More

Thank TonyTonyC16
Bob F, Owner at Billabong Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Greetings Tony from Townsville, What a recommendation - having visited three times in 3 years. We always have something new for our repeat visitors who are so important to us. We have been operating for over 30 years and have had several generations in families...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Randomly stopped here and so glad we did it's small has great staff and the shows and talks about each animal are the highlight. You also have a chance to feed and hold some animals!More

Thank Jessica H
Bob F, Owner at Billabong Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Howdy Jessica, So glad you found the Billabong by chance while driving the Bruce Highway and discovered what a great experience our staff offer our visitors. The wildlife talks we offer throughout the day are all based on interacting with our Aussie animals. Thanks for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I visited Billabong Sanctuary last Friday and thoroughly enjoyed it. I am a Townsville local and haven't been for about 10 years. She is visiting from overseas. We got a lot out of our visit and we want to tell everyone how...More

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

Hi Jamie from the Ville, Thanks for thinking of us when planning activities for your sister's visit. If you want to see all the icons of Australia's native animals, the Billabong is a must. Our rangers go through all of the Trip Advisor comments at...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park itself is not that big compared to say Australia Zoo, but animals are well looked after and the Crocodile enclosures let you get quite close to some of the crocodiles. You can also pay to feed both the Freshwater and Saltwater Crocodiles. Great...More

Thank KENPHOTO74
Bob F, Owner at Billabong Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Greetings Ken, Thanks for your review. We are famous as a boutique wildlife park with the big advantage of smaller numbers of visitors. This allows us to give amazing customer service and allows our visitors to be intimately involved with the presentations - "up close...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of four (children ages 7 & 9) visited the Sanctuary from open until close, and could have stayed longer! Staff are friendly and inviting, the information sessions are all worth attending, and being allowed to feed and hold animals is wonderful!More

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

Howdy Kim, So glad to hear of your family's experience at the Billabong and staying the whole day - you must have had a "WOW of a time". Although some of our presentations are repeated in the afternoon to allow for visitors arriving after lunch,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely bush setting where you can relax and take in the scenery and birdlife in the billabong in between the many activities with animals throughout the day. Plenty of seating and tables. You can take your own food or buy from the cafe. Something for...More

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

G'day Rob, Thanks for taking the time to post a review. With our natural bush setting around the centre piece of the billabong, there is wildlife in abundance - the experience is just like walking through the bush. Depending where our visitors come from, koalas,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the grandkids and watched the crocodile feeding and educational talk as well as the bird flight which was very different as the birds are free flying! Loved that aspect. Lots of friendly kangaroos, ducks and turtles to feed! There’s a pool for all...More

Thank Jane Z
Bob F, Owner at Billabong Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Howdy Jane, Thanks for taking the time to post a review. I am sure you had lots of enjoyment watching the grandchildren interact with the animals and also fun for yourselves. The Billabong is a great experience for all age groups. The free-flight bird show...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got to the sanctuary as soon as it opened and watched all of the feedings and talks about the animals throughout the day which was great! Particularly loved the crocodile feedings! Very informative and fun, I loved how interactive it was giving you chance to...More

Thank SamLittle91
Bob F, Owner at Billabong Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Howdy Sam from the UK, Appreciate your kind words about the Billabong and your recommendation to visit the Sanctuary. Getting to the Billabong early, you can get to see the kangaroos getting fresh grass at 9am and by purchasing a bag of feed, you can...More

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