• Townsville Region, QLD
  • 07 4778 8344
  • Bruce Highway
    Townsville, 4816
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Billabong Sanctuary and Bungalow Bay Koala Village

  • Attraction
  • Wildlife Experience

Billabong Sanctuary is a unique wildlife park offering personal interaction with native animals as well as thrilling crocodile feeding shows!  Bungalow Bay combines affordable accommodation with daily wildlife tours in our own koala park. 

Ecotourism in action 

Billabong Sanctuary and the Bungalow Bay Koala Village have been certified for more than 17 years. They both standout as operators with a great commitment to conservation and quality ecotourism experiences. For example, the Sanctuary gives great importance to recycling and growing their own produce and feed their Koalas through their own Eucalyptus tree plantations grown at nearby Townsville Correctional Centre farm. All uneaten browse is recycled in aviaries and then used for mulch on garden beds. The Bungalow Bay Resort shows an active commitment to sourcing renewable energy and is involved in Magnetic Island’s Solar Cities Initiative. As a result, a large portion of the resort’s energy is derived from solar power. 

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  • Billabong Sanctuary

    Billabong Sanctuary offers Australia’s best interactive wildlife experience! Nestled within 11 hectares of tropical woodland at Townsville, north Queensland, we are home to over 75 species of native animals, displayed in surroundings which reflect their natural environment (including our newly opened semi-arid habitat.)  Throughout the day, Rangers share their passion for wildlife conservation through dynamic, interactive talks and feeding shows. We guarantee each visitor a unique experience based on personal interaction with koalas, wombats, dingoes, birds, reptiles and more! You will leave with happy memories and great photos, and the inspiration to engage in conservation issues affecting your own community.

  • Bungalow Bay Koala Village

    Bungalow Bay Koala Village is an award-winning backpacker resort at Horseshoe Bay on Magnetic Island.  Accommodation is in individual A-frame bungalows integrated into a 6.5 hectare  natural bush setting adjacent to the national park. Bungalow Bay attracts the eco-traveller with its relaxed atmosphere, abundance of native wildlife and many bush walks all within walking distance.

    Bungalow Bay Koala Village is the only hostel in Australia with a koala sanctuary located within the grounds of the resort.  Catering to in-house guests and members of the public, tours run throughout the day.  Breakfast with the Koalas is served Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.