The Zoo is considered one of NSW’s best regional zoos for close-up and intimate encounters with animals. You can even pat a koala

Visitation has more than doubled in five years making it the region’s fastest growing attraction. 

“The arrival of the snow leopards saw an increase in turnover of 62% last summer, so we are anticipating the cheetahs will have a huge impact this year. Everyone just loves the big cats.” said Mark Stone, Billabong Zoo manager.

“In the coming months we will welcome new lions to the Africa Exhibit”, added Mark.

Billabong Zoo is spread over 10 acres. It features a variety of native and exotic animals, regular keeper presentations every half hour and hands-on animal interaction.

With new animals being added regularly this is a great time to head to the zoo and see what all the fuss is about.

Billabong Zoo is open every day except Christmas Day. It is located at 61 Billabong Drive, Port Macquarie (at the junction of Pacific & Oxley Highways).

James Clark