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Meet your favourite Australian Animals in a tropical bushland setting, on the shores of the billabong, where everyone is guaranteed a rewarding personal experience. Here at Billabong Sanctuary we're proud to offer all the benefits of a wildlife... More
Meet your favourite Australian Animals in a tropical bushland setting, on the shores of the billabong, where everyone is guaranteed a rewarding personal experience. Here at Billabong Sanctuary we're proud to offer all the benefits of a wildlife park, without the busy, commercial aspects found in many zoos worldwide.

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Special Offer for Local Residents!

Have you got friends and rellies flocking in for the school holidays?

Don’t forget our special offer: Bring in TWO out of town paid adult visitors, and a local resident gets one adult entry FREE!

Special Offer for Local Residents!

Have you got friends and rellies flocking in for the school holidays?

Don’t forget our special offer: Bring in TWO out of town paid adult visitors, and a local resident gets one adult entry FREE!

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About Billabong Sanctuary Australian Wildlife Experience

Enjoy the tranquillity

Enjoy the tranquillity

Here at Billabong Sanctuary we're proud to offer all the benefits of a wildlife park, without the busy, commercial aspects found in many zoos worldwide.

Come here to relax in 11 hectares (25 acres) of natural habitat, and meet Australia’s native fauna.

Interactive Experience

Interactive Experience

Cuddle YOUR choice of Aussie animals. Get hands-on, have fun and learn about our most precious native Australian animals.

With ten wildlife presentations to entertain and inform, we guarantee you will get the most out of your day .

So come and join us, get hands on and have a great day out at Billabong Sanctuary.

  • Wildlife Talks and Shows
  • Life of the Billabong
  • Cassowary Feeding
  • Wombat Experience
  • Koala Experience
  • Reptile Experience
  • Feed the Turtles and Turtle Races
  • Dingo Experience
  • Crocodile Feeding 
  • Feathered Friends
  • Venomous Snake Show 

Where are we?

Where are we?

So easy to find!

We're just south of Townsville (17kms) on the Bruce Highway. Look out for the BIG BILLABONG signs along the roadside! We also have Main Roads signs that will bring you right to us.

  • By car, we're about 20 minutes from the city and there's ample FREE parking.

  • Alternatively, a Townsville Taxi ride will cost you around $50. Just call 131 008..

Come and join us for a fantastic day.


News By Billabong Sanctuary Australian Wildlife Experience

MONSTER CROC RELOCATED FROM TOWNSVILLE BEACH!

By Billabong Sanctuary Australian Wildlife Experience

16 Jan 2017

WHEN A HUGE ESTUARINE CROCODILE WAS SIGHTED JUST OFF THE STRAND, TOWNSVILLE’S POPULAR WATERFRONT AREA, OFFICIALS FROM EHP (DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE PROTECTION) WENT INTO ACTION IMMEDIATELY TO LOCATE AND CAPTURE THE DANGEROUS REPTILE.

Once he was roped and crated they realized he had only one good eye, and appeared to be quite old. Any crocodile over 4 metres long is considered an ‘iconic’ crocodile by traditional land owners, so local elders were consulted and agreed that the croc should have a new home at Billabong Sanctuary.

Jupiter is missing a few teeth!
DEHP officials named the croc ‘Jupiter’ after the former Jupiter’s Casino, close to his capture location. He arrived here in March with a bit of attitude, and his enclosure was screened off to give him time to settle in.

Within a short time Jupiter could be spotted up on the bank basking in the sun, and before long was snatching food offered to him on a pole! What a contrast to our largest croc Bully, relocated from the Mona Creek boat ramp—Bully settled to the bottom of his pond and wasn’t seen for 6 months after his arrival!
Jupiter is now a star attraction
Jupiter has now become a star attraction at the daily croc feeding shows. He’s not quite as big as Bully—about 4.3 metres long, and maybe 500 kg in weight. Rangers estimate his age at around 60 years. Apart from his left eye, he’s also missing most of his teeth, is a bit underweight and has a few battle scars! We reckon he was driven out of his territory by a younger, more aggressive male.

But here at Billabong Sanctuary, Jupiter can live out his days well-fed and free from harassment. We even have plans to introduce a female into his pond to keep him company!

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Hours: 09:00 - 17:00

Address:
Bruce Highway
Nome via Townsville
Queensland 4816
Australia


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