Billabong Sanctuary, 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. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Townsville using our trip planner.
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  • It was a detailed and well explained Guide, koalas-Krokodile Parrot-snakes - Wombats-turtles carried forward
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  • It's really worth a visit and it's easy to spend there more than a half day if you're interested in all of their programs. the slots when you can watch the animals and get information about them are s...  more »
  • I was dreaming of seeing kangaroos not behind bars or depressed like in zoos. I didn´t know if I could see kangaroos at wild so I visited Billabong and my dream came true. There are roos just jumping ...  more »
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  • Really cool sanctuary! Very interactive. The people that work there are very knowledgeable and it's a nice spread out area for all the animals. Not quite as constraining and "zoo-like." If you're in the area, definitely check this place out.
  • This place is beautiful and the sanctuary workers are incredibly friendly and helpful. The shows are interesting and educational, you also get lots of chances to get really up close with many different animals. Highly recommended for all ages. The crocodile feeding is amazing and was probably the highlight of the day for me, followed by feeding a cassowary and the swarm of turtles!
  • Took a friend out for the day. They loved it. Best day on earth. The Billabong Sanctuary is beautiful and everyone should visit it ! The staff are wonderful and the animals were awesome.
  • We arrived in the morning with no real expectations. Once in we made use of the free insect repellent and having purchased our bag of bird and kangaroo feed we went exploring. There were animal learning shows on regularly throughout the morning and repeated plus a couple of extras in the afternoon. The animals looked well cared for and the staff were very knowledgeable. The day was very interactive and there is even a pool to cool off in. There is plenty of tables for picnics or the is limited but nice café style for. We can recommend the cream tea and hot drink. We learnt so much about the animals there and enjoyed it so much we returned the next day as part of the initial entrance ticket. On a more negative side there is no fresh water to top up the water bottles as with a lot of places due to the recycling water system they use but there are plenty of cold drinks for sale. A recommended day out for either adults like us or as a family group.
  • Amazing experience I ever had... Holding my favorite koala it was just the cutest animal I already hold. It was worth.

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