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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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 kanga...  more »
  • Random snowed in during the trip from cairns to Brisbane and very positively surprised. Despite the small size, a very beautiful park. The keepers give very much know in the individual performances... kangaroos roam free and want attention. For us a great experience. Also the crocodile show was very impressive.
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  • Great wildlife park. School had a great time. Staff are excellent
  • Has all the animals you would dream to see in Australia in one convenient location. All the staff are friendly and love to share knowledge. It's a great outback experience!
  • Great experience. Hands on. Animals well looked after. Staff were friendly and provided a lot of information. Definitely worth a visit!
  • Very ordinary good for few hours visit. needs a lot of improvements for a better experience
  • One of the best experiences. Got to get up close with all sorts of animals to hold/pat/feed. Well worth the entry fee

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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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