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Animals to see in Australia

Tuesday 26 February 2019

Animals to see in Australia

Australia is known for many amazing things, including stunning beaches, plenty of opportunities for adventure, and friendly locals, but its awesome animals are something that just cannot be missed during a trip here.

Whether you are hoping to head out into the wild or are staying within the cities, you will have the chance to see some of Australia’s native animals either in their natural habitat or in a zoo, and here we share just some of the top animals to see in Australia.


Often thought of as being bears, koalas are actually marsupials, like many of Australia’s native animals, which means that they carry their young in a pouch. Koalas live in trees which can make them difficult to spot, but there are a number of great places you can see them in the wild, such as Raymond Island in Victoria or Port Stephens in New South Wales.

For the chance to cuddle a koala, head to the first koala sanctuary, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, which is also the largest and home to more than 130 koalas in total.


The world’s largest burrowing herbivorous mammal, the wombat is a nocturnal animal that can be found primarily in southeastern Australia and Tasmania, and there are many places where you can head if you want to see one for yourself.

Three hours south of Melbourne you will find Wilsons Promontory National Park which is home to a number of wombats that can be spotted at dusk from one of the many campsites located here.


There really are no other animals like kangaroos, so when you’re in Australia you simply have to make the effort to see some before you leave, as this is the only country where you will see them in the wild.

You can spot kangaroos in many country areas and on the outskirts of cities, and this animal actually tends to like golf courses, so you could always head to one of these and hope to see some bouncing by.

With so many interesting animals to see in Australia, don’t miss out on the opportunity to spot them when you travel to this fascinating country.