The Best Places To See Australia’s Wildlife

The Best Places To See Australia’s Wildlife

Australia is home to some of the world's most unique and exotic wildlife. Tourists from around the globe visit the Land Down Under each year to discover and experience the countless creatures and critters that can be found across the island. Here are a few of the best spots you should head to.

The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the planet's most diverse and vital ecosystems. Home to thousands of different aquatic plant and animal species, portions of it have yet to be discovered.

You can easily hire a private jet to get you to the Queensland coast, with the drive there being just as beautiful. Once you arrive, there is no better way to view the reef than by sticking on a pair of goggles and a snorkel and spending the afternoon exploring everything it offers.

Phillip Island

Well-known to locals for its incredible views and even better waves, Phillip Island welcomes over 3 million tourists yearly thanks to its adorable penguin population. The “Penguin Parade” is a daily attraction that sees hundreds of penguins return to their dune home after a day of fishing.

Penguins aren’t the only things to see here either; you can see some fluffy koalas at the Koala Conservation Center, see some kangaroos in the local wildlife park, or visit Seal Rocks, which is home to Australia’s largest fur seal colony.

Kangaroo Island (KI)

Don’t let its name fool you; kangaroos aren’t the only thing you will see on KI. I found a short flight from South Australia. KI is split into seven regions that contain everything from Kangaroo Island kangaroos to a rare species of echidna.

What sets this island apart is that it is the only place on earth where you can walk among a colony of endangered Australian sea lions. If you are more of a bird person, Kingscote attracts dozens of Australian pelicans at 5 PM daily as they return for their daily fish dinner.

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

This national park is a gem in the Australian crown, known simply as Uluru. Famous for its enormous red rock formations and rich Indigenous heritage and culture, there are plenty of creatures to discover and see.

Here, you can find the red kangaroo, the largest of all kangaroos, often grazing in the plains. Several bird and reptile species are also in the park, including the famous thorny devil.

Tasmania

Tasmania is not only one of the most beautiful parts of Australia and an excellent choice for a holiday, but it is also regarded as an animal lover's paradise. It is home to a menagerie of wildlife, with many species not found elsewhere on Earth.

Not only can you find the famous Tasmanian Devil, but you may also encounter the rare and endangered eastern quoll, a marsupial that can only be found on the island. If sea creatures are more your thing, a trip to nearby Bruny Island is the perfect place to see majestic whales and dolphins.

Tasmanian Devil

Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park has absolutely everything you need for a memorable nature holiday. From the exquisite waterways and untouched forests to the families of wallabies and dingoes that roam the area.

Kakadu is also the best place to get up close and personal with the giants of the waterways: saltwater crocodiles. While they are some of the most dangerous predators in the world, you can comfortably view them from a distance on one of the many boat tours that operate in the area.

Daintree Rainforest

Daintree Rainforest may be unknown to many visitors, but it is one of Australia's most ecologically diverse areas, right up there with the likes of the Great Barrier Reef. The rainforest can be found in the northern corner of Queensland, and tourists visit it yearly.

This is the best spot to view some of the more exotic bird life in the country, with parrots and cockatoos being incredibly common. You can also find a few rarer animal species, including the elusive tree kangaroo and the fierce but beautiful southern cassowary.

Rottnest Island

Located just off the coast of Western Australia, Rottnest Island is famous for its incredible beaches and the most transparent water you will ever see. However, the island's biggest draw is arguably the cutest animal on the planet: the quokka.

These ultra-friendly marsupials are known for always having a constant smile on their face, and they can be found across the island bathing in the sun. Besides these adorable balls of fluff, many visitors take to the water to watch the dolphins and seals that call the waters around the island home.

Quokka

Critters & Creatures Galore

Australia is world-renowned for its extraordinary collection of wildlife that is only matched by the likes of the Amazon and the vast plains of Africa. If you ever need another reason to visit this beautiful country, walking with seals or taking a photo with a smiling quokka should do the trick.


Posted By Tiffany

Updated : 29th March 2024 | Words : 828 | Views : 717

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