The outback town of Charleville is about a day’s drive west of Brisbane, and among its most famous residents is a population of bilbies. The marsupial is one of Australia’s most endangered species, and there is a special captive-breeding project underway at Charleville to ensure the cute creatures remain part of our diverse wildlife.
From April to October, you can attend the Bilby Experience, located at the Charleville Railway Station on King Street. As part of the show, you’ll get to know everything about bilbies, from their eating and sleeping habits to elements of their anatomy and their breeding cycle.
The bilby is one of the most endangered species in Australia, so you won’t want to miss getting to see some bilbies for yourself with the Up Close and Personal Encounter, which is held at the centre year-round. It includes a tour of the bilby enclosure where you can see their intricate network of burrows. The Up Close and Personal Encounter is offered daily at 10am.
All of the proceeds from the tours are used to support the important work of conservation, so that future generations of Australians can enjoy bilbies.
Travel into the heart of outback Queensland including Charleville, Roma, Birdsville, Longreach and more on a 17-day Corner Country Explorer tour from $8663. Book by November 30 and save $600pp on selected departures. For more information visit RACQ Travel or contact one of our friendly travel consultants on 1300 096 166.
Image courtesy of the Charleville Bilby Experience.