Queensland Holidays, Tours and Zoo

Illawong Sanctuary is a small family business offering "Hands on" Experience to the local community and visitors to our beautiful area a unique Australian Native Fauna and Flora experience based on the principles of Eco Tourism. Commencing 1987 on a small block of land in Mackay it soon needed to expand. In 1997 Illawong relocated to a 4.5 Hectare site near Mirani on the way to the eungella National Park in the Pioneer Valley.


THE SANCTUARY has a good range of Kangaroos, Crocodiles, Koalas, Emus, Dingo, Wombats and many more, displayed in very spacious grounds that include a tropical Fruit Garden and Natural Scrubland.

GUM TREE TOURS provide access to the Sanctuary for Daily Tours and Night spotting Dinners. Visits to the Central Queensland Sapphire Fields are also available.

HOME STAY is a spacious Family Unit that enables Visitors long Term access to OUR Australiana.

ILLAWONG CATERING Preparation of Meats for most of our dishes is on a spit fired by good old Aussie hardwood that imparts a very distinctive taste and aroma.

Our Group serving facilities enable large numbers to be catered for in a very short time. Banquet style Table service allows instant choices to be made. Illawong has no set Menu, but has a style of cuisine that combines typical Australian flair with that of Switzerland.

Telepone: (+61) 7 4959 1777
Fax: (+61) 7 4959 1888
E-Mail illawongsanctuary@bigpond.com.au