Top-10 List: Our Favourite Wildlife Experiences around Australia

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This list is our own personal top Wildlife experiences we have had in our travels around Australia, many from our 2008 around Australia trip, plus others added as we continue to explore Australia. There are too many to just limit them to only 10, so we just keep adding!

Quokkas on Rottnest Island, WA

Rottnest Quokka

The iconic and friendly quokkas are very photogenic on Rottnest Island, off the coast of Perth, Western Australia

Kangaroos on the beach in Esperance, Western Australia

Lucky Bay Beach Kanagroos

The kangaroos are very friendly at Lucky Bay, near Esperance, Western Australia. A very Aussie experience

Cassowary, Cape Tribulation, QLD

Cassowary at the Cape

We went searching for a cassowary while exploring Cape Tribulation, Queensland, Australia. Luckily we did not find out until later about how dangerous it can be to come up against one in the bush.

Jumping Crocodiles, Daley River, NT

jumping crocodile

It might seem a little unnatural for them to bait the crocodiles to jump out of the water, but it is one of the most spectacular things to see live.

Wombats, Kangaroo Valley, NSW


Whales, South West Rocks

Whale Breaching

Mosquitos, Ubirr, Kakadu, N

Ubirr Rockart

Platypus, Bernie, TAS

Platypus Creek

Penguins, Phillip Island

penguin pair

also seen on Penguin Is.

Stick Insects, Mount Kosciuszko National Park, NSW

Stick Insects

Eagles, roadside, SA


Kookaburras, Lake Tinaroo, QLD  


Seals, Kangaroo Island  

Seal on Kangaroo island

Echidna, TAS  


Koala, You Yangs, VIC


also seen on Kangaroo Island

Emus, Mt Remarkable National Park, SA  

Emu Attack

Wallaby, Coles Bay, TAS

wallaby family

Dolphins, Monkey Mia

Tin Can Bay, Queensland, Australia
Tin Can Bay

also seen in Tin Can Bay, but not in Bunbury.

Shark, Streaky Bay  

Clare and shark head in Streaky Bay
Clare returns to the large shark in Streaky Bay

Spiders in van, QLD  


Brolgas at Camooweal, QLD


Barramundi, Mataranka, NT


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