Billabong Sanctuary, Townsville

4.6
#1 of 6 in Wildlife in Townsville
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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  • August 15, 2017
    Spent a very enjoyable morning wandering round the reserve, hand feeding the wallaby and being mobbed by the very keen waterfowl. I am not usually a fan of the "show and tell" sessions but these were ...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    this has got to be the most interactive wildlife park I've ever been to. you get to pay dingoes and cuddle koalas  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    A small Australian wildlife park, a good set up and some animals to see for all ages. Animal presentations and feedings were well presented although the speakers could have been a bit louder. A downsi...  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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