If you are an animal and wildlife lover, then Australia really is a great place to visit. There are so many unique animals and species over there, that it can really blow your mind as to what you will see (some of which you will only be able to see in Australia). But if you are planning a trip over there, how do you know where the best places to see the animals will be? Here are some of the best locations in Australia to see the epic wildlife on display.
The Best Locations For Spotting Wildlife in Australia
Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Guess what wildlife you are likely to spot on Kangaroo Island? Yes, you guessed it, Kangaroos! The scenic island spot around 40 minutes by boat from Adelaide, is host to plenty of wildlife, most of which are kangaroos. Not to mention that you are also likely to find plenty of other wildlife like bandicoots, sea lions, echidnas, koalas, and wallabies.
Daintree Rainforest, Queensland
If you want to visit one of the oldest rainforests in the world, then heading to the Queensland area (just north of Cairns, to be precise), then you will find just that. And of course, rainforests are filled with wildlife. In particular, you are likely to find plenty of saltwater crocodiles, as well as birds and other aquatic life. So be sure to book a boat trip to see them in their scaly wonder.
Great Barrier Reef, Queensland
Also in the Queensland area is the world-famous Great Barrier Reef. It wouldn’t be a list about Australia wildlife without a mention of the reef. It really is a stunning treasure trove of sea life, and you can explore coral cays, swim with dolphins or get close to the many colourful fish species that live there.
If getting a little further out to see sounds like more your thing, then heading to the sunshine coast is a good idea. You can take a boat trip out for fishing and whale watching, which is an amazing opportunity to see them in their natural habitat. You could even see some dolphins too; the sealife around the area is amazing.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Along with kangaroos, one of the really unique animals that are native to Australia is the koala. They are something that you will think of, but they can be a little harder to track down. Which is why there are plenty of sanctuaries across the country to look after them. Over 130 koalas live at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, as well as kangaroos, platypuses and more. The work that they do also help to fund conservation work.
Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
If you are someone that likes to experience the wild things in life, then heading to the place where some of the scenes of Jaws were filmed could be the thing for you. The main wildlife attraction in the area are great white sharks, and you can even ‘swim’ with them in a cage dive. There are dolphins and seals aplenty too if you prefer something tamer.