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 these endearing endangered marsupials.
Come in and enjoy the interpretive display, book into a show, donate or visit the shop.
From 11 April til October 2019, the centre is open Monday to Saturday 9am to 4pm (shop open from 10am to 3pm).
Your guide will teach you about the bilby and Australia’s native animal extinction crisis. You will have the rare and unique opportunity to see bilbies in the nocturnal house established in the Historic Charleville Railway Station as well as ‘up close and personal’ in the special day shows.
By visiting the Charleville Bilby Experience 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.
We offer a unique opportunity for visitors to meet a bilby as well as shows by special arrangement for larger groups (see below). You will hear about this endangered marsupial and its plight and the challenges our wildlife is facing and how we are fighting to save the bilby.
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’.
Bilby Experience Tour - 11 April to October 2019
This is a guided tour of the Charleville bilbies in their railway station home.
Ticket prices for Monday to Saturday at 3pm
- ADULT - $18, CHILD (4-14 YO) - $10, INFANT (under 4 YO) - free
- CONCESSION holder (incl. students) - $15
- FAMILY ( 2 adults and 2 children, extra tickets at prices as above) - $45
The Up Close and Personal Encounter - 11 April to October 2019
You will meet one of the bilbies ‘up close and personal’ in the keeper’s arms. You will also have a guided tour of the bilbies home in the Charleville Railway Station.
Ticket prices for Monday to Saturday 9am
- ADULT - $30 per adult, CHILD (4-14 YO) - $20, INFANT (under 4 YO) - free
- CONCESSION holder (incl. students) - $28
- FAMILY (2 adults and 2 children, extra tickets at prices as above) - $70
*Essential to book at least a day in advance
The Special Show
We enjoy doing shows for school and large 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.
Historic Charleville Railway Station.
King St, Charleville
Bookings also by phoning the Charleville Information Centre (07) 4654 7771
Visitor Info Centre (07) 4654 3057
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The Charleville Bilby Experience is one of the highlights of a trip to 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. read more