An Australian Experience
Get up close and personal with Australian wildlife, from crocs to koalas, in tropical North Queensland bushland at Townsville’s Billabong Sanctuary. Set in 11 hectares of natural bushland, the Billabong Sanctuary features more than 50 species of Australian animals. That’s a whole lot of Aussie locals to meet! Cuddle a koala, feed a croc or wrap yourself in a friendly python for a unique Townsville wildlife experience.
Thrilling animal experiences
Entertaining wildlife shows and educational talks give you an insight into Australia’s native animals. Feed the turtles by the billabong and watch the barramundi get into a feeding frenzy before settling in for the crocodile show. ‘This is really an exceptional experience. Up close and personal with all of Australia’s wildlife … this is a must do event … SUPERB!!!’. Harry4Sure, Trip Advisor There are photo opportunities with koalas and kangaroos, while the free-flight bird show is a must-see. Don’t forget to add dingoes and cassowaries to your list of wild experiences!
Hands-on wildlife experience
One of Townsville tourism’s top things to do, the Billabong Sanctuary guarantees an unforgettable, interactive experience with Australian wildlife. In a unique zoo experience, adults and kids can feed freshwater crocs. Don’t worry, they’re not as big as the salties! Personal and family tours are available to learn about your favourite wildlife in Australia, while a fun Choose Your Own Adventure Tour is on offer for school students. ‘Well kept, knowledgeable guides and great environment.’ Erlend M, Trip Advisor
Exclusive wildlife experience for thrill-seekers
If you like living on the edge, you’ll love the exclusive opportunity to feed Rock The Croc! Get your heart pumping as you stand with a piece of meat on a stick less than one metre from a 400kg, 3.5m saltwater croc. In an experience like no other, watch him explode from the water and snatch the meat from you.
Australian wildlife in a natural habitat
Family owned and run this Sanctuary is nestled around a billabong and dedicated to the conservation and preservation of native species. This wildlife sanctuary is not to be missed! alive with North Queensland waterfowl. Many of the animals and birds are free-ranging, except for the crocs and pythons, of course! ‘Possibly the best zoo in Australia’ Harry4Sure, Trip Advisor
What to do in Townsville
What else does Townsville Queensland Australia have to offer? A bustling city on the north eastern coast of Queensland, 350 km south of Cairns and approximately 1,350 km from Brisbane, Townsville promises plenty of tourist attractions to keep you entertained. The Strand, Riverway Lagoons, Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium and Castle Hill are a great starting point for exploring Townsville. For Townsville tourist information, visit the Townsville Bulletin Square Visitor Information Centre in the CBD or search online for ‘tourist information Townsville’ or ‘tourism Townsville’.
Experience Townsville on a travel pass
Your adventure of a lifetime awaits with the Overlander’s Way travel pass. Travel from Townsville to Mount Isa, taking in the beauty and wonder of the Great Barrier Reef and coastal towns before heading to rugged north west Queensland and the Northern Territory. From beach to bush, this bus pass guarantees a true Aussie experience.
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