Billabongs and Backyards
What is a billabong you ask? The word billabong is an Australian word meaning ‘place of still water’ or ‘waterhole’.
Our billabongs here host an amazing array of animal and plant
life. You'll discover over 20 species of animals ranging from
snails, small fish and larger species, such as our freshwater
sawfish, the Barramundi and even the cousin of the Parana, the Pacu
Here at UnderWater World one of our important roles is to
encourage you how you can look after your very own patch of earth -
your backyard. How you treat your backyard affects the
environment and the creatures in it. Find out more about this when
you come in to visit us.
Pacu: One of several omnivorous species closely related to piranhas
Splendid Tree Frog: A large species also known as Magnificent Tree Frog