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Billabong Sanctuary, Townsville

4.6
#1 of 6 in Wildlife in Townsville
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Cuddle koalas and feed cassowaries at Billabong Sanctuary, where you can have close encounters with Australian wildlife, from kangaroos to crocodiles. Observe wombats and wallabies in their natural habitat. In the heart of this 11 hectare (27 acre) natural sanctuary, a lake hosts many visiting animals with their young. Shows, talks, and snake handling are also offered. Put Billabong Sanctuary at the forefront of your travel plans using our Townsville vacation trip planner.
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4.8
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • Great place to bring your young kids to get up close and personal with some Local Australians that they all love to see  more »
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  • Had a beautiful afternoon on Saturday, very pleasant, extremely knowledgeable staff and great shows which all followed each other. Lovely to see such pass ion for these beautiful animals. Thank you
  • We arrived just in time for the Koala experience at 4pm. The staff was awesome! We also got to feed the kangaroos. Such a memorable experience!
  • The best Zoo in Australia! Small but very nice and not so much people, All Australian animals and perfect for you kids.
  • Love the interactive nature of this place! Koalas galore which is the best. Just a shame the avery and a lot of the flight animals are missing after the cyclone
  • Great place for children and adults. Care staff seem to be very involved and concerned for the wellbeing of the animals. A great way to spend half your day. Also you can get a photo with a koala!

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The largest city of North Queensland, Townsville boasts a large selection of accommodations for all tastes and budgets. Those who prefer to stay close to the coast can choose among a variety of boutique hotels and rental apartments along the Strand. The city center has a number of larger hotels (both international chains and independently owned), as well as several hostels known for their laid-back atmosphere. Campsites close to the city are not too numerous, so if you're looking for a prime location to spend your holiday close to nature, try to book in advance.
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