Billabong Sanctuary, Townsville

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Must see · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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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  • The sanctuary is very much worth stopping for and just off the highway a few Km's south of Townsville. The presentations were interesting and interactive with a great variety of animals, reptiles and....  more »
  • It’s a great way to spend the afternoon! Make sure you check out the hour of the activities before going, they have koala feeding, turtle feeding and all different kind of things to do throughout...  more »
  • We had such a great day here. Alex (if I remember the name correctly, with a beard!) Was really good telling us all about the different turtles, crocodiles snakes and everything else. the crocodile show itself was very very entertaining and extremely informative too. Feeding the turtles was also a great deal of fun and being able to enjoy the swimming pool with a cold beer in the middle of it was even better. Highly recommended and will be returning.
  • A great experience to pass the baton of nostalgia to my children. Park has changed since I was a kid, however I think it is for the better. Tidy facilities, happy animals, the only improvement would be more shows.

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