Charleville Bilby Experience

Make the bilby shows in the Charleville Bilby Experience one of the highlights of your visit to south western Queensland. Come and learn all about this endangered marsupial and the challenges our wildlife are facing and how we are fighting to save them.

Charleville is the bilby capital of Australia and is proud to have a breeding population of bilbies. They are being bred for reintroduction into Currawinya National Park which falls within their former range. Save the Bilby Fund offers unique experiences to meet bilbies and learn about their conservation, life history and adaptations to life in the arid outback.

During November we open for Up Close and Personal shows Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9am. Bookings essential.

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Note that you must book into a show to see live bilbies in Charleville.

Your guide will teach you about the bilby and Australia’s native animal extinction crisis. You will have the rare opportunity to see bilbies in the nocturnal house established in the Historic Charleville Railway Station as well as our unique ‘up close and personal’ in the special day shows.

By visiting the Charleville Bilby Centre and booking into one of our experiences you are helping to save the bilbies as all of the proceeds from the tours and souvenirs go directly to the vital work we do in saving them.

So come visit us, and meet and enjoy a wildlife experience that is close to our hearts and will become close to yours as well.

Bilby Experiences - book a show to see live bilbies

We offer you the unique opportunity to meet a bilby as well as shows by special arrangement.

The tours last an hour but allow time for looking at the shop and nocturnal house and talking to our guides. Remember, only those who book into a show will see a bilby ‘up close and personal’.

Up Close and Personal tours at 9 am Tues, Thurs and Saturday at 9 am. Bookings essential.

Meet a lovely bilby in the keepers arms. This is a rare opportunity not offered anywhere else.

A guide will take you through an engaging presentation where you will learn all about the bilby.

A tour through the nocturnal house where you will meet our beautiful bilbies.

You will learn all about the bilby and its unique connection to Charleville

Tues, Thurs and Saturday at 9am

Cost

  • $30 per person
  • $28 for senior/student (15 YO and over)
  • $20 for children (under 10 YO)
  • Free under 5 YO
  • family ticket $70 (2 adults and 2 children), additional tickets full price as above

Maximum of 20 people per session

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Bilby Experience Tours - NOT OFFERED UNTIL APRIL 2019

A guide will take you through an engaging presentation where you will learn all about the bilby.

A tour through the nocturnal house where you will meet our beautiful bilbies.

You will learn all about the bilby and its unique connection to Charleville.

Mon to Sat at 3:00 pm from April 2019

  • $15 per person
  • $13 for senior/student (15 YO and over)
  • $10 for children (under 10 YO)
  • Free under 5 YO
  • family ticket $35 (2 adults and 2 children), additional tickets full price as above

All proceeds from these shows are used to support the important work of the Save the Bilby Fund and its vital work to save this iconic species.

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The Special Show

We enjoy doing shows for school and tour groups and understand that our regular shows may not fit your itinerary. If you are a larger group please inquire about our special shows and we will endeavour to put on a show that suits your needs.

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Location

Historic Charleville Railway Station

King St, Charleville

Bookings are essential

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Enquiries

charleville@savethebilbyfund.org

Phone Visitor Info Centre (07 4654 3057) or Cosmos Centre (07 4654 7771)

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