Charleville Bilby Experience
Make the bilby shows in the Charleville Bilby Experience one of the highlights of your visit 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.
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.
General entry is free, so come in and enjoy the interpretive display, book into a show, donate or visit the shop.
The new premises is open from 11am-6pm Tuesday to Saturday and 3pm-6pm Sunday and Monday.
From November open from 11am-2pm Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
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 two unique opportunities for visitors to meet a bilby as well as shows by special arrangement. You will hear about this endangered marsupial and its plight and the challenges our wildlife are 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’.
The Charleville Bilby Experience (April to October ONLY)
This is a guided tour of the Charleville bilbies in their railway station home.
- Daily at 3:30pm and 5:00pm (no 5 pm session from October 1)
- $15 per person, $10 for children (under 10 YO), (Free under 5 YO)
- family ticket $70 ( 2 adults and 2 children, extra tickets at full prices as above)
The Up Close and Personal Encounter
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.
$30 per adult, $20 for children (under 10 YO), (Free under 5 YO)
Family ticket $70 ( 2 adults, 2 children, extra tickets at full price as above)
January to Match 2017*
- Monday, Wednesday and Friday
- Maximum 15 per sessión
*Essential to book at least a day in advance
April to October 2017
- Tuesday to Saturday
- Maximum 15 people in a session
The Special Show (April to October)
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.
Historic Charleville Railway Station.
King St, Charleville
Bookings at the Visitor Information Centre
Ph: (07) 4654 7771
HOW YOU CAN HELP BILBIES
Find out all about what's been happening with the Fund throughout 2016. read more
In our 2017 competition, we'll be asking Australian school students of all ages to produce a film / animation, piece of creative writing or poster to inspire greater public support for saving these threatened marsupials through action, education and raising awareness. read more