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Have a cuddle with a Koala at Billabong Sanctuary
Hold a baby Croc at Billabong Sanctuary
Feed a Croc at Billabong Sanctuary
Get up and close with the animals at Billabong Sanctuary
Billabong Sanctuary
Map of Billabong Sanctuary
Bruce Highway
Queensland 4816 Australia

Billabong Sanctuary
Townsville, Townsville Area

07 4778 8344


Billabong Sanctuary is a wildlife park featuring over 100 species of Australian animals, specialising in the fauna of North Queensland such as the saltwater crocodile and the endangered cassowary.

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The wildlife park is set in 25 acres of natural bush land. There are three representative habitats - rainforest, eucalypt woodland and wetlands all set around a billabong which is teeming with North Queensland waterfowl offering great photographic opportunities. Many of the animals and birds are free-ranging while captive animals are displayed in enclosures that replicate the animal's habitat in the wild and subtly blend into the landscape.

Billabong Sanctuary is Australia's best interactive wildlife experience. Animal encounters is a series of unforgettable, hands-on adventures between you and Australia's native animals. You can expect to have the time of your life experiencing the sight, sense and feel of Billabong Sanctuary's native animals: some cute and cuddly, some slippery and fascinating. Hold a koala, hug a wombat, hold a crocodile or wrap a python around your shoulders.

The Sanctuary's focus is the conservation and preservation of native species. To this end, Billabong Sanctuary places emphasis on education at all levels and ages by providing an informative but fun and relaxed day out.

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Property Details


  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Cafe
  • Car park
    Car park
  • First Aid Equipment
    First Aid Equipment
  • Guide
  • Parking for the Disabled
    Disabled Parking
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
  • Swimming

Open Times

Note: Open daily between 0900 and 1600. Closed Christmas Day.

Other Information

Children are welcome.

Ramps, access to building, toilet facilities for guests with a disability.

How To Get There

Billabong Sanctuary is located on the Bruce Highway - Highway 1, 20 minutes drive south from Townsville. If coming from Airlie Beach (Whitsundays) Billabong Sanctuary is three hour drive. Leaving Airlie Beach in the morning, you will arrive in time for the afternoon shows.

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Membership Packages are available. Club Billabong Annual Family Membership is AUD150. Membership benefits include - nocturnal walks, sleepovers, discounts on souvenirs, discounts for visiting friends and relatives, discounts to other Townsville attractions and businesses.

Entry Costs

EntryCostValid From 
Adult$33.00   01 Apr - 31 Mar    
(Aged 4-16)
$20.00   01 Apr - 31 Mar    
Concession$28.00   01 Apr - 31 Mar   Pensioners and Seniors with valid card
Family$90.00   01 Apr - 31 Mar   Two adults and five children.
Student$28.00   01 Apr - 31 Mar   With valid student card.

* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.