Attracting animal-lovers from across the globe, the Billabong Sanctuary has established itself as an indomitable entity where interactive zoological entities are concerned.
The Beginnings of the Sanctuary
It all began as a dream of Bob and Del Fleming who dreamt of turning a bare piece of land into conservation for animals endemic to the region. Bob was a teacher at the time, and longed for a change of pace. Eventually the couple realised they can do a great deal to educate the masses and have a massive impact on conservation.
Since the whole sanctuary is based around the idea of allowing people to interact with animals, there are many opportunities to do so. Visitors can cuddle with Koala Bears, carry pythons and feed kangaroos. If you ever find yourself on vacation at Townsville holiday apartments situated nearby such as Oaks Gateway on Palmer, this is an essential experience.
Rock the Croc!
This is one of the most remarkable experiences the sanctuary has to offer. The bravest of visitors can have the chance to personally feed fully grown crocodiles residing in the sanctuary. The exclusive experiences are limited to only one per day.
Personalised Guided Tour
For those who are short on time, this is the best way to experience the best the sanctuary has to over. This comprehensive personalised experience takes place over the course of an hour.