Family Parties

Do something different this year: Celebrate your special occasion with an Adventure on the Wild Side in Townsville!

Open 7 Days from 9am to 4pm

Whether it be a special birthday, an anniversary, family reunion, a graduation or other occasion, why not invite your friends and family to Billabong Sanctuary and spend an exciting day among our friendly animals.

Melaleuca Function Centre, nestled under the paperbark trees at the water’s edge, is your headquarters for toasting the guest of honour, cutting the cake, sharing fond memories and creating new ones. Minimum of 30 guests.


  • Discounted entry to Billabong Sanctuary for your guests
  • Exclusive use of Melaleuca Function Centre for four hours (between 9am and 2pm)
  • You’re welcome to pop in ahead of time to decorate Melaleuca to suit the theme of your party
  • An hour-long session of exclusive animal interactions guided by your own Ranger. They will bring some special friends to mingle with your guests, such as a python, a baby crocodile, a cheeky parrot or even a dingo.
  • The guest of honour will be treated to a thrilling Rock the Croc experience!


  • Self-catering: There is ample seating under the shelter of the roof, and you are welcome to use our free gas barbecues


  • Ask us about catering options from either Cuisine to Go or Coast to Coast: The Golden Roast. Both offer delectable menus to suit every taste and every budget.
  • We can arrange other entertainment such as face painting, a jumping castle or even a visit from Santa.


For all enquiries please contact us using the form below and our function coordinator will get back to you.

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