Wildlife encounters

Our iconic kangaroos, koalas and emus are fairly common sightings when you’re out and about exploring our unique continent. However, the lesser known Quokka – nicknamed the world’s happiest animal – is the reason many visit Rottnest Island in Western Australia. Join a tour or go at your own pace by visiting one of our national parks or Zoos. Cuddle a koala or snap a selfie with an echidna or even a snake. These are the wildlife experiences you'll have nowhere else in the world.


Brilliant Experiences

Kangaroo Island

There’s so many ways to get up close and personal with the wildlife on Kangaroo Island, that the hardest choice is deciding what to do first! Learn about the nocturnal animals and their nightly antics or check out the raptors at the Flight Birds of Prey Presentation.

Rottnest Island

There’s nothing cuter than a Quokka! This happy little mammal is native to Rottnest Island and cannot be found anywhere else on earth. Super adorable and always ready for a photo, it’s impossible to take just one selfie with a Quokka! Have your smile and camera ready.


There’s more to Sydney than the Opera House and Harbour. Spend some time getting to know our native wildlife, including koalas, platypus and kangaroos, with a visit to Taronga Zoo. Enjoy the gorgeous harbour backdrop with a Sky Safari cable car ride.

Bruny Island

Join local experts to find out more about Bruny Island’s flora and fauna. With a wide range of experiences, including the Inala Jurassic Garden, birding and wildlife encounters, and evening trips to see nocturnal birds and animals, there are many ways to encounter the beauty of Bruny’s wildlife.


Take a dip in the beautiful clear water at Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays and you might spot a manta ray, turtle or even dolphin.