Booyong Conservation RetreatPlaces of Interest

Billabong Zoo

We try to get out and about to explore local attractions and entertainment when we visit Booyong to share information with our guests and we have to say the local Billabong Zoo was fantastic.

It’s Twenty minutes drive from Booyong and the ten acres of park is landscaped beautifully. Billabong Zoo cares for over 80 species of Australian and exotic animals and throughout the day there are Zoo talks and opportunities to pat and feed some of the animals.

As it was a special day we booked a Koala encounter and the kids had the opportunity to pat and feed several koalas up close and personal. Whilst this was a treat it really wasn’t necessary as the kids could pat a koala and see it up close during the koala zoo talk.

Another highlight was the kangaroo and wallaby walk-in feeding area which the kids especially loved. I have to say I was quite impressed when Jack discovered the Mulberry tree in the enclosure and fed the wallabies fresh leaves- they loved it! There are also birds, lizards and chickens wandering freely about.

The zoo features playgrounds and picnic areas and a cafe and retail store if you’re that way inclined. There is plenty of space for the children to run and climb and comfortable seating for parents throughout. We do recommend wearing a hat on a hot day as some of the zoo talks don’t offer too much shade.

Billabong Zoo is located on Billabong drive near the highway and open every day from 9-5pm.

General admissions are as follows and please check with the Zoo directly to confirm prices as they may change. At time of writing they were:

  • Adults $28.50
  • Seniors/Pensioner Discount (card holders only) $26.50
  • Children (3-15 years) $16
  • Family (2 adults 2 children, 3-15yrs) $83

For locals and regular visitors they also offer a Annual Zoo pass – see Zoo directly to make enquiries.

It was a lovely family afternoon and we would highly recommend it to visitors and guests!

 

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