Holidays in Billabong Sanctuary

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Billabong Sanctuary showing a bridge and signage

Cuddle a koala, hold a snake and hand-feed cassowaries and wallabies at this interactive sanctuary that protects native wildlife on the shores of the billabong.

Billabong Sanctuary is a wilderness reserve with an exciting program of Australian wildlife experiences. Explore the 27-acre (11-hectare) site to see some of Queensland’s magnificent local wildlife up close. Over 50 species of native Australian mammals and reptiles make their homes in the spacious sanctuary. Spot kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, koalas, parrots and cassowaries, or attend a ranger program and have a hands-on experience with one of the sanctuary’s critters.

Visit the Billabong Sanctuary’s reception to find out about the day’s range of activities. The sanctuary has a program of ranger talks, feeding times and hands-on experiences that you can join throughout the day. Check out the reptile pit to see the unforgettable Reptile Experience. Watch as the ranger showcases some of Australia’s most venomous snakes or touch the scaly skin of a lizard, python or baby crocodile for yourself. Don’t miss watching the ranger feed a giant saltwater crocodile. Afterward, you can watch the turtles racing very slowly at the daily turtle derby.

Check out koalas and wombats, hold the cuddly marsupials for a photograph and meet the sanctuary’s resident dingoes. The endangered cassowary is one of Australia’s most dangerous and magnificent birds, but the Billabong Sanctuary’s friendly resident cassowaries will grab a feed of fruit from your hand. Free-ranging kangaroos look for a shady spot for a siesta in the early afternoon. Visit the kangaroos and hand-feed them or get a photograph up close. You can get professional photos taken of your wildlife experiences and purchase them at the sanctuary’s reception.

Pack a picnic to enjoy in the scenic woodland setting. Admission to the Billabong Sanctuary includes access to all the wildlife experiences occurring during the day. Photographs incur an extra charge, but you’re free to snap your own. Discounted admission is available for children, families, seniors, students and backpackers. The refuge is located 11.5 miles (18.6 kilometers) from central Townsville in North Queensland. Parking is available on site. Stay overnight at the caravan park located next door to the sanctuary.

148 Cheap Hotels Near Billabong Sanctuary

Discovery Parks - Townsville
Discovery Parks - Townsville
3 out of 5
6 University Road (Bruce Highway), Wulguru, QLD
The price is AU$80 per night from 22 Jan. to 23 Jan.
Located in Wulguru, this holiday park is within 1 mile (2 km) of Fairfield Central Shopping Centre and Cluden Racecourse. Murray Sporting Complex and Stuart ...
3.8/5 Good! (103 reviews)
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Reviewed on 30 Sep. 2021

Discovery Parks - Townsville
Sunbird Motel
Sunbird Motel
3 out of 5
37159 Bruce Highway, Julago, QLD
The price is AU$110 per night from 20 Jan. to 21 Jan.
Situated in Julago, this motel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Billabong Sanctuary and within 6 miles (10 km) of Stuart Creek Nature Refuge and Fairfield Central Shopping ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (32 reviews)
"Clean, basic, cheap room is what we needed and thats what we got. Lovely comfy beds. Not much pressure in shower but its hot snd gets alot hotter if someone flushes the toilet, but happy with our stay"

Reviewed on 25 Jul. 2019

Sunbird Motel
The Ville Resort - Casino
The Ville Resort - Casino
4.5 out of 5
Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Townsville, QLD
The price is AU$201 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal, ReefHQ Aquarium and Museum of Tropical Queensland. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (980 reviews)
"Really enjoy the casino especially the pool , food outstanding.. rooms clean no complaints really"

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2022

The Ville Resort - Casino
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Discovery Parks - Townsville
Discovery Parks - Townsville
3 out of 5
6 University Road (Bruce Highway), Wulguru, QLD
The price is AU$80 per night from 22 Jan. to 23 Jan.
Discovery Parks - Townsville
Sunbird Motel
Sunbird Motel
3 out of 5
37159 Bruce Highway, Julago, QLD
The price is AU$110 per night from 20 Jan. to 21 Jan.
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The Ville Resort - Casino
The Ville Resort - Casino
4.5 out of 5
Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Townsville, QLD
The price is AU$201 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
The Ville Resort - Casino
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Luxury Location and style- Self check in with own cinema!
61 Lakeland Blvd, Townsville, QLD
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Oonoonba Hotel Motel
3 out of 5
78 Abbott Street, Oonoonba, QLD
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Trendy central 4 bedroom home
Trendy central 4 bedroom home
5 Lilydale Pocket, Townsville, QLD
The price is AU$347 per night from 9 Feb. to 10 Feb.
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Madison Plaza Townsville
Madison Plaza Townsville
4 out of 5
409 Flinders St., Corner Of Stanley And Flinders St., Townsville, QLD
The price is AU$95 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
Madison Plaza Townsville
Hotel Grand Chancellor Townsville
Hotel Grand Chancellor Townsville
4.5 out of 5
334 Flinders Street, Townsville, QLD
The price is AU$123 per night from 20 Jan. to 21 Jan.
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Allure Hotel & Apartments
Allure Hotel & Apartments
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Morehead St and McIlwraith St, South Townsville, QLD
The price is AU$99 per night from 20 Jan. to 21 Jan.
Allure Hotel & Apartments
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