Updated: Sep 13
✦ WINNER - Excellence in Tourism 2022 Wauchope & Hinterland Business Awards
From cheetahs and monkeys to koalas and crocodiles, Billabong Zoo is home to a diversity of animals from all around the world. The Zoo houses over 200 native and exotic animals and over 80 species of mammals, reptiles and birds.
Learn about the team's passion for conservation as Ambassadors for Wildlife and their world-renowned koala breeding program.
What's there to do at the Zoo?
You can get up-close and personal to discover the animals or experience a one-on-one encounter where you can make lasting connections. Enjoy meeting friendly keepers where they are happy to answer any questions and be entertained by our free keeper talks that happen throughout the day.
If you miss a certain talk you can explore the virtual zoo keeper talks throughout the trails by scanning QR codes for a deeper understanding of the animals. Ignite a passion for wildlife with our well loved activity, Junior Zoo Keeper for a Day, where kids get to go behind the scenes and discover the natural world of zoo keeping. Or have our ‘Zoo to You’ come to your next business function that will impress your guests and bring an interactive wildlife experience for all to enjoy.
Do something a little wild and plan your next big event at the zoo, from large corporate events to weddings, receptions, school formals or anniversary celebrations. Our stylish and highly versatile venue, with a culinary focus on fresh and local ingredients, a fully licensed bar and special interaction with a friendly furry, scaly or feathery friend.
Billabong Zoo is ready to create a unique and unforgettable event for your guests to experience! There are so many ways to appreciate the zoo and immerse yourself in the wild, for a roaring good time.
About the Zoo
Billabong Zoo opened in 1986, primarily as a breeding centre for koalas, together with a wallaby and kangaroo hand-feeding area.
Mark and Danena Stone became the new owners in 2003, with 40 years’ experience in the zoo industry and having continually put their life and soul into the wellbeing and care of their animals as well as their commitment to growing the zoo’s activities and enjoyment for all of their visitors. Family run and operated, this beautiful zoo is filled with a diverse range of Australian and exotic animals and birds that are known as their Ambassadors.
The friendly owners and staff are passionate about all of their animals and the work they do for conservation through education.
Billabong Zoo has been voted the region’s Top Attraction for a number of years as well as receiving other Awards for service and value.
The Zoo is open every day of the year (except Christmas Day) from 9am to 5pm. Plus throughout the year holds functions and events after 5pm.
Billabong Zoo invests heavily in its Schools Programme from pre-school to Year 12 and liaises closely with teachers and educators to ensure information is kept up-to-date and in-line with the current curriculum.
The role of Zoos worldwide is changing – Billabong Zoo is at the forefront as Ambassadors for Wildlife, successfully blending the three elements of a successful modern Zoo: