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Destinations To Meet Aussie Wildlife

By: Abbie Brooks August 1, 2022
Australia is filled with unique and incredible wildlife from the iconic bounce of kangaroos to fluffy koalas! So when you travel to Australia, make sure you take the time to meet some of the locals! Here are 6 of our favourite destinations to get up close to some of the most amazing creatures on the planet…

Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is one of the best coastal drives in Australia. This route between Melbourne and Adelaide is packed with awesome beaches and wildlife hot spots. Keep an eye out for koalas kicking back in the trees near Lorne, enjoy breakfast with some friendly (if rather noisy!) cockatoos, and if you’re lucky, you might even spot an echidna or two! Make sure to stop by Torquay for some world class surfing, and do not miss out on the 12 Apostles, resembling structures that look as though they could be spotted on another planet.

Magnetic Island

With more wild goats per square metre than anywhere else in Australia, Magnetic Island is the spot to head to meet these fluffy fellas! Magnetic Island also has an abundant population of tree kangaroos and rock wallabies too, so keep your camera handy as you never know who you’ll meet!

Noosa National Park

Wander along the coastal paths into Noosa National Park and you’ll be surrounded by lush rainforest and eucalyptus trees, which means more koalas! For those looking for the slightly less cuddly, Australian local carpet pythons can often be found hanging out on the low lying beaches too!

The most easterly point of Australia

Byron Bay

The most easterly point of Australia is packed full of awesome wildlife! Keep an eye out for rock wallabies on the lighthouse walk and see the nightly commute of fruit bats as the sun sets. For those who love the ocean, a dive at Julian Rocks gives you the opportunity to see manta rays, leopard sharks, turtles, and grey nurse sharks. You can also kayak with the dolphins if staying drier and above water is your thing. And if you’re in Byron Bay between June and October, you can watch the annual whale migration!

Great Barrier Reef of Australia

Great Barrier Reef

For more marine life, the Great Barrier Reef should certainly be one of the top destinations you have to hit up! From finding Nemo, meeting Wally the Maori Wrasse, to swimming alongside heaps of turtles, the Great Barrier Reef is one of Australias must do stops for a reason!

Port Lincoln in South Australia

Port Lincoln

If you want an even more unique underwater encounter, head to Port Lincoln in South Australia. This area is famous for its shark cage diving with Great White Sharks! Get up close to these amazing creatures and feel the adrenaline rush of being in the water alongside them! If sharks aren’t your thing, you can always opt for a snorkel tour with sea lions instead, or better just tick both of your bucket list!

Rottnest Island in Western Australia

Rottnest Island

If you love cute and fluffy things, then Rottnest Island in Western Australia is for you. It’s home to the world’s happiest animal, the quokka! They kind of look like tiny kangaroos and they always have a smile on their face, plus they’re game for a selfie!