Animals & Wildlife

Australia Zoo, Sunshine Coast | Beerwah

Australia Zoo is home to Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. A team of passionate conservationists work round-the-clock to deliver an animal experience like no other. Cuddle a koala, hand-feed our Asian Elephants, walk with a Sumatran Tiger and watch a crocodile launch from the waters edge. Australia Zoo is the ultimate wildlife adventure delivering conservation through exciting education. The Sunshin...

Australian Koala Foundation | Brisbane

The official website of the Australian Koala Foundation (AKF), the principal non governmental organisation dedicated to saving the Koala and its habitat.

Australian National Botanic Gardens | Canberra

The Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) are located in Canberra and are administered by the Australian Government's Department of the Environment and Heritage. The botanic gardens are the largest living collection of native Australian flora. The gardens maintains a wide variety of botanical resources for researchers and cultivates native plants threatened in the wild. About 1 km to the wes...

Cape York Peninsula Track | Cape York Peninsula

Winding across the Great Dividing Range at the top of Australia this 740km track traverses a wilderness of forest, bronze withers and dense woodland dotted with remains of its Aboriginal and European past. Snakes and saltwater crocodiles are real hazards on this journey.

Dingo | Fraser Island

The dingo, Australia's wild dog, is the only indigenous flesh-eating mammal found in Australia. It is an intelligent but rather savage animal, reddish brown in colour, and about the size of a sheep-dog. It does not bark but keeps up a dismal howling at night. The dingo is remarkable for its powerful jaws with which it tears the flesh from its victim, often killing by the shock from a single bite....

Emu | Mosman

The emu, with the kangaroo, supports the Australian coat-of-arms. It is the largest of Australian birds, being 1.7 metres in height and second in size only to the ostrich, which, in many respects, it resembles. It is powerfully built and gracefully proportioned, and its entire body is covered with soft, drooping feathers of a greyish-brown colour. Like the ostrich, the emu has long since lost the ...

Katherine Gorge | Katherine

The close proximity Katherine Gorge to the town of Katherine makes it one of the most accessible of the many spectacular gorges in the territory. Katherine Gorge is located 35 kms north-east of the town of Katherine, about 354 kms south of Darwin. Canyon walls have Aboriginal paintings, trees growing at strange angles, and bird nests tucked away in small caves where migrating swallows return eac...

Koala Bear park, Adelaide | Adelaide

Koala Bear park – in Parlands between Walkerville car line and Zoological Gardens.

Kookaburras | Mosman

The kookaburra belongs to the same family as the little blue kingfisher which frequents the creeks and rivers of northern and eastern Australia, but it is considerably larger. Its diet consists chiefly of lizards, mice, and even young birds and on occasions it has been known to kill and eat small snakes. The kookaburra makes no attempt to build a nest, appropriating a hollow limb, a tree-stump, a...

Lords Kakadu & Arnhemland Safaris | Darwin

Adventure safaris or 4WD camping holiday with an opportunity to see saltwater crocodiles, Aboriginal rock art galleries, magnificent waterfalls and tranquil rock pools.

Lyre-bird | Mosman

The lyre-bird is found only in the heavily-forested areas of the eastern coastal districts. Dark brown in colour and about the size of a domestic fowl, it gains its name from the shape of the male bird's tail-feathers which, when carried in an upright position, closely resemble the ancient Grecian lyre. The bird is a highly-accomplished mimic and can imitate almost any sound. Frequently the noise ...

Moreton Island National Park | Moreton Island

Covering an area of 17,000 hectares Moreton Island National Park lies 40km East of Brisbane. The island is made up almost entirely of sand and contains the world's tallest sand hill at 280 metres. Beautiful freshwater lakes are a principal feature. At the North Eastern end of the island is Cape Moreton Lighthouse built in 1857, the oldest in Queensland. The island is located on the migratory route...

Platypus | Mosman

When the first stuffed specimen of a duck-billed platypus was exhibited abroad even the scientific men of the day in Great Britain and Europe thought it was a fraud which some practical joker had managed to make lifelike by fastening together the parts of several animals and birds. This is scarcely to be wondered at, for an adult platypus has a duck's bill, a furred body, and four webbed-metres wi...

Polperro Dolphin Swims | Sorrento

Swim with wild Bottlenose dolphins in Port Phillip Bay on a Polperro Dolphin Swim. Trips depart daily at 8.30am and 1.30pm and last for approximately 3 to 4 hours. On-board facilities include change areas, toilet, hot shower and gallery for serving refreshments. Wetsuits, masks and snorkels are also supplied

Possums | Mosman

The possums, medium-sized, thick-furred marsupials, are by far the most common of all Australian mammals, being found in practically all parts of Australia, except Cape York Peninsula. The common possum is about the size of a Persian cat and is covered with thick soft fur. It has a beautiful, long, prehensile tail and is quite harmless. At one time hunted for food by the aborigines, the possum wa...

Wombat | Mosman

Wombats, of which there are several distinct species, are small bear-like animals. Their short, furry bodies have a flattened appearance which is accentuated by their stubby, thick limbs, broad muzzle, and short neck. They do not climb trees but prefer to live by day in a capacious burrow, issuing forth at night to search for food which usually consists of grass, roots, and bark. Provided with pow...

Zoological Gardens, Adelaide | Adelaide

Zoological Gardens – entrance from Frome Road, Take Walkerville car to Pennington Terrace (one section), or walk along North Terrace to Frome Road.

Cairns Night Zoo | Cairns

Cairns Night Zoo - A great Aussie night out! This excellent evening activity operates every Monday to Thursday and Saturday night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Included in the evening you will enjoy a delicious barbecue of steak, chicken, fish, salads, prawns, dessert plus beer and wine. The guided spotlighting tour is a great experience! Meet some of Australia's nocturnal animals - at their place. ...

Imbil Town | Imbil

Imbil is the largest town in the lower Mary Valley, in Queensland. Like most country towns, it has a warm community with many active groups, and that, combined with its picturesque main street perched on the banks of Yabba Creek, is one of its main attractions. There is an annual country show, local Sunday markets starting at 9.00am and the Friday night youth group, as well as various events...

Kangaroos | Depot Beach

One of the best known marsupials is the kangaroo, which has become known as the national animal of Australia. Although it is of graceful build, its small deer-like head and very short forelegs are out of proportion to the rest of its body which, in a fully-developed male, weighs about the same as a tall, well-grown man. Although the great length of the hind limbs compared with the forelegs make th...