Cassowary Coast

Billabong Sanctuary

Billabong Sanctuary

Meet your favourite Australian Animals in a tropical bushland setting, on the shores of the billabong, where everyone is guaranteed a rewarding personal experience.

The park is home to successful breeding colonies of koalas, crocodiles, eclectus parrots, squirrel gliders, kangaroos, red-tailed black cockatoos and heaps of lizards and snakes.

The 2 hectare billabong is the heart of the Sanctuary, providing a year-round source of water in even the driest seasons.

Thousands of native birds are attracted to its shoreline and islands, including those ubiquitous whistling ducks and magpie geese, Pacific black ducks, ibises, egrets, moorhens, darters, pelicans, spoonbills and even a pair of sea eagles.

Billabong Sanctuary has become recognised as an ideal outdoor classroom for local and regional schools, from as far away as Mt Isa and Brisbane. Out of town students can enjoy our Snap Nap, providing affordable overnight accommodation with nocturnal tours, meals and entertainment.

We are now recognised as a fully accredited Advanced Ecotourism Attraction, and have welcomed about a million visitors, winning multiple awards over the years – culminating in the 2007 Queensland Tourism Award for best Tourism Attraction.