Thursday, September 3, 2009


BILLABONG SANCTUARY – AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE

The Billabong Sanctuary is an Australian wildlife sanctuary situated 17 km south of Townsville, North Queensland. It is Australia's best interactive wildlife sanctuary.

Billabong is an Australian English word used to refer to a stagnant pool of water in the bed of a stream that flows intermittently. The word is derived from two Aboriginal words: billa meaning creek and bong meaning dead.
















The Billabong Sanctuary displays Australia’s native animals in their natural habitat – rainforest, eucalypt forest and wetlands. The sanctuary is home to native Australian mammals, reptiles and birds such as kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, wombats, crocodiles, parrots and cassowaries.

Visitors to the sanctuary have the opportunity to take a guided tour through the 11 hectare natural tropical bush, or take a self-guided tour. Activities during the guided tour include holding and feeding of the animals and attending feeding shows. The staffs are wonderful with full of knowledge and experience.

Being one of the top wildlife sanctuaries in Australia, the Billabong Sanctuary has won several awards, including the North Queensland Tourism Awards for Eco Tourism in 2002 and 2006 and the Townsville City Council Environmental Excellence Award in 1999.






















Billabong Sanctuary offers all the benefits of a wildlife park, without the busy, commercial aspects found in many zoos worldwide.

People from all over the world visit Billabong Sanctuary to enjoy the live feeding and patting animals which is a unique experience. Children enjoy very much and everybody feels delighted to meet Australia’s native fauna.
























































The Billabong Sanctuary offers a complete range of facilities for the family or group outing. People cool off in the tropical pool and enjoy a picnic lunch by the Billabong, relax on the verandahs of the Blinky Bill Café where a tempting range of snacks and meals are an offer.

I have visited Billabong Sanctuary several times and each time I had new experience and enjoyed very much feeding the animals and patting them.

22 comments:

Jeevan said...

These pictures reminds me steve irwin… and this sanctuary seems like a wonderful place to extend our practice with animals and learn there habitat. It’s been years I visited any zoo or parks and this post inspires me to check something soon. Nice details about this sanctuary babli!

डॉ. रूपचन्द्र शास्त्री मयंक said...

beautiful pictures with nice post.
congratulation for this.

Singh Amit said...

Wow!!.. I also love to visit wildlife ...

Pic with Snake... quite Daring... :)

Nice pics... :)

Cheers!!

Aparna said...

I admire the way you held the baby alligator and the snake. I am a wimp when it comes to holding or petting animals.
Very interesting post.

Suchismita said...

nice post. good pics!

pra said...

Oh my god ! You are standing and touching so many dangerous animals!
Good pictures!

Sucharita Sarkar said...

Thanks for sharing the origin of the word Billabong, and the lovely photos. You definitely had a great time.

Rush said...

loved the pictures Babli...u were holding reptiles...totally awesome!!!

me wants more pictures and exciting travelogues like these!!

BK Chowla said...

The pics are very nice.
Are you not scared of the snake around your neck??I am terribly scared .

abdul hai said...

Nice post with dangerous animals

विनय ‘नज़र’ said...

amazing

Destiny's child... said...

Seems like you had a fun time...the pics are great...:)

Pradip Biswas said...

Babbli just wonderful post and really you are a brave girl also.

चंदन कुमार झा said...

Great post urmi jee . Regards.

Tomz said...

If i had come across this blog at least a few weeks back it could have been useful for me..coz at that time i was working for a tourism publications..now i have switched..anyway very nice to read and watch the pix and narrations related with art, culture and tourism destinations..
Tomz

Whats In A Name said...

Oh great pictures..
Especially the one with the Kangaroo....
Years since i visited a zoo..:-(
PS: First timer here...
Really loved your place.. The blog , its layout, all is so bright..:-)
Hope to see you around....

SG said...

Beautiful pictures. That includes you too.

chubskulit said...

You are very brave to put that snake in your neck , that is my biggest fear that I have to conquer lol..

Hubby went to that sanctuary when they were assigned in Aussie..

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Renu said...

Your header is unique and post very interesting:)...lovely picture and awesome to hold a reptile, I cant even go near it.

R. Ramesh said...

hey friend...so nice to c u smiling all over...excellent photos indeed..cheers and best wishes..

yuva said...

Very interesting. Pics tells that u r daring too. Wonderful

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