Saturday , October 21 2017


Hidden amidst the inland slopes of the Great Dividing Range, Kingbilli is a tranquil world designed with families in mind.  A 200 acre wildlife refuge and rural farming property, home to over 100 species of native birds, a wealth of wondrous four-legged wildlife as well as cuddly domestic animals, this serene environment creates an idyllic hideaway for holiday-makers and their children to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and experience a little old fashioned Aussie bush magic.

With two separate bedrooms, full-sized kitchen, bathroom and spacious living/dining room with wood-fire, Kingbilli’s self-contained bluestone cottage provides the perfect base from which families may explore their surroundings.  A place where children can be children… and parents can sit back, and relax! Guests remain private and totally independent whilst their children are free to wander where they will, cuddling curious llamas, donkeys, tiny ponies and full-size horses along the way.  Diurnal birds abound at every turn, whilst keen eyes may glimpse lazy kangaroos grazing amongst the llamas, wallabies snatching a secretive drink at the creek, or a chubby wombat sunning himself after a chilly night.  After dark, the owls takeover, alongside bandicoots, possums, gliders and more

Activities are plentiful… from hiking through our bushland sanctuary or the magnificent Cathedral Ranges just across the road… to relaxing in your private hot-tub whilst the kids play in their very own playground, complete with slide, swings and trampoline

Some may find it takes more than a few days for the slow, seamless pace of country life to impose itself upon their psyche. Others might simply let the solitude and beauty of the landscape overtake them, sitting to meditate on the rustlings of leaves in the cool evening breeze … or the filament-like reflections of trees and rushes on the still surface of a pond

In these moments, the memory of constant motion in the outside world disappears

Ginny and Michael Beach
Georgina, Simon and Daniel Covington
Kingbilli, 279 Cathedral Lane, Taggerty, Victoria 3714
03 5774 7302 (Int. +61 3 5774 7302)

About Ausbird

Ausbird is owned & operated by Sicklebill Safaris, a small family run company based in North Queensland, Australia. Sicklebill Safaris has been operating in the Pacific region for over 20 years. In recent years we have been joined by other excellent guides and offer itineraries to Asia, Africa and the Middle East as well as Australia and the Pacific.