Received by email:
From: Steve Parish
Sent: Monday, 22 June 2015 2:30 PM
Just a note to say how very pleased I was to run one of my weekend programs on your property,
Billabong Sanctuary, organized, promoted and planned by Julie Funnell. I have worked on the properties of most of Australia’s zoos and fauna parks and what struck me most was the camaraderie between staff and the sense that there was no negative politics at play, usually sensed through staff unease. Your people are a joy to work with and are obviously enjoying and committed to their work. The support for photography and especially the quality and inventiveness of the food was outstanding. All of my participants commented continually how they, as Townsville residents, had no idea of the level of photo opportunity herein their own backyard.
You should be congratulated for having built the park and maintained its functionality for so many years. We are already planning expanding the offering of programs for 2016.
Thanks again for your support,
Comments from the Guest Book:
Loved it. Perfect way to meet your Aussie animals — Quebec
Super animals and informative Staff — England
It’s amazing! I love this park! It’s the most beautiful thing I have seen in Australia in 3 months! – France
Amazing time cuddling your koala. Go Australia! — UK
Great. I come here every time I’m in Townsville — New Zealand
It was the best day ever! Thank you so much — Czech Republic
Great Day! Awesome fun, wonderful shows and animals. Thank you — Scotland
Amazing! We’ve seen more animals here than in the last 3 months of our trip. — Germany
Amazing. Many thanks for a wonderful day! — Denmark
Thank you for all your efforts and patience taking car of all these animals. Very thankful for unforgettable moments and experiences. Amazing — Philippines
Brilliant day out; loved the interaction and shows as well as the knowledge from the guides. The snakes are ace! Top place. Keep it up! Loved feeding the kangaroos — Scotland
Great! Loved holding the croc — Egypt
Awesome. Kids and parents loved it. Good photos of koalas to take home with — Finland
Great Sanctuary. Fantastic staff, demonstrations, layout—Love the itinerary too! — Sweden
Comments on Facebook:
I held a koala 6 years ago. That was the highlight of my journey to Australia:) thank you! — From Poland
I loved your facility and all the animals!!! I am very fond of TONKA the Wombat,and both my facebook pictures are of me at your facility!!!!”
We have the best photos and it was the 31 May ’13,. we came, saw n conquered!! I initially had a fear of the Roo’s (?) but soon enough I fed one!! Loved holding the baby croc and having a gorgeous PYTHON (!!!) wrapped around me!! So I haven’t a fear of ANY animals now. Thank you for all the hard work you all put into the sanctuary and will post our pix soon! Rating: 10/10 🙂
Came all the way from England to the sanctuary a couple of years ago and loved it. I am returning to Aus in a couple of weeks and can’t wait to visit it again, this time with my baby daughter. So excited !
Me and my girl had an awesome day with you today and all the animals! My girlfriend saw her FIRST croc’s in 35 years living in Oz. . . It was a thrill for her! Thanks for the memories Billabong Sanctuary! Will be back for sure. . .
Hi Billabong, from your newest likers! Our Vacation Care Group absolutely LOVE coming to visit each school holidays! Thank you for providing such an awesome experience! Cheers from Ingham 🙂