Billabong Sanctuary

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by txblue on April 11, 2005

This was the best wildlife park we've ever been to. They were very laid-back. It was a small group, and we moved together from animal to animal. Everyone got their turn to hold it and take photos. The kangaroos and ducks just followed around to get the $0.75-cent bag of feed. All were very friendly. They spent too much time on the crocodiles, but other than that, this was the absolute highlight of the entire trip for my 11-year-old. Don’t miss it. The other wildlife parks do not compare. We did two others on this trip, but this surpassed them in every possible way.

We had a pick-up from the hotel first thing in the morning and stayed until 2pm. We ate there, but I’d recommend waiting and eating after or taking a picnic. There is a pool, but I’d go to Magnetic Island instead. It’s definitely a half-day experience, more if you want to spend more time with the animals. The ranger staff giving the presentations made the event very fun also. They poked fun at each other and really had a good time. This is a DON’T-MISS when you are in Australia!

Billabong Sanctuary
Townsville, Australia
Cairns, Australia

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