The alert and delicate steps as well as the puffed chest with which a kangaroo moves is a pleasing sight for most animal lovers. Therefore, in Australia, the land of Kangaroos, it’s natural for tourists to aspire for a few encounters with this cute, little and rare creature. If you are visiting the ‘land down under’ soon with the intention of kangaroo spotting, here are the places where you are most likely to find the national animal of Australia:
Lucky Bay, Western Australia
Touted as one of Australia’s best beaches, Lucky Bay lures not just human crowds but also troops of kangaroos with its white sands, turquoise-blue waters as well as great swimming opportunities. Some of the best spots on the beach for a rendezvous with kangaroos include recently-upgraded campgrounds at the sandy cove. Though, there’s possibility to find kangaroos here all day, the best time to increase your chances is either early in the day or late in the evening.
Hamilton Island, Queensland
Located right at the centre of the Great Barrier Reef, the Hamilton Island in Queensland is known for its excellent wildlife opportunities. Book your stay at a luxury resort on the island, and chances are you will have plenty of occasions to see kangaroos moving around quietly. While here, you can also book yourself on one of the guided tours that will take you through the natural hiding zones while giving informative commentary on Kangaroos and their importance to the country.
Jervis Bay, New South Wales
When looking for a perfect seaside escape as well as a dense population of kangaroos in Australia, your search will definitely take you to the Jervis Bay on the NSW South Coast. Only a three hour-long drive from Sydney, the Jervis Bay is a great place to find the Eastern grey kangaroos, mostly lazing around the Pebbly Beach in the Murramarang National Park. The kangaroos found here are quite friendly and have been reported to even pose for photographs if caught in a good mood.
Kangaroo Island, South Australia
The name really does say it all. About one-third of the island is dedicated to national reserves and conservation parks where a large number of kangaroos can be found. But since it is the Kangaroo Island, the nation’s pride, kangaroos, can be found roaming freely across the island even beyond these conservation zones. Some of the other animals that you can easily spot here include Tammar wallabies, Rosenberg’s goannas, koalas, echidnas, Australian fur seals as well as long-nosed fur seals.
Australian National Botanic Gardens
If you are landing in Canberra, the Australian capital, and would like to check-off ‘meeting with kangaroos’ the first thing from your bucket list, the Australian National Botanic Gardens is the place you should head to. Boasting a great diversity of wild animals and birds, the gardens are roamed freely by kangaroos, especially near the open areas early in the morning as well as late in the evening. Some of the other animals that you can see here include common brushtailed possum, water dragons, swamp wallaby, echidna as well as eastern brown snakes among others.