Billabong Zoo is a 10 acre (over 4 hectares) wildlife park and koala breeding centre located in Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia. It was opened in 1986, primarily as a breeding centre for koalas, together with a wallaby and kangaroo hand-feeding area – a great favourite with children and adults alike. In 2003 Mark and Danena Stone became the new owners of the Park which has seen it significantly grow: it’s now world-renowned for its koala breeding programme and is also a significant regional zoo with a diverse range of Australian and Exotic animals and birds. It has been voted the region’s Top Attraction on a number of years as well receiving other Awards for service and value. Today the Zoo exhibits over 80 species and cares for over 220 animals. It is open every day of the year (except Christmas Day) from 9am to 5pm. And throughout the year holds functions and events after 5pm. Education is fundamental to the Zoo’s ethos. Every day there is 13 Zoo Talks – Keeper presentations – plus a Reptile Show at the weekend. With further presentations planned. All Free and inclusive of the Entrance Fee. There are also a number of truly memorable Up-close Encounters with a number of the Zoo’s animals available to visitors. Over the decades the Zoo’s gardens and vegetation has matured and been nurtured to provide shade, picturesque picnic areas and a really relaxing atmosphere. Pleasant for visitors and animals alike. 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. As the role of Zoo’s worldwide changes – Billabong Zoo is at the forefront as Ambassadors for Wildlife, successfully blending the three elements of a successful modern Zoo: Recreation > Education > Conservation. We look forward to welcoming you.