Holding a Baby Kangaroo at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, Alice Springs, NT © Tourism NT/Matt Cherubino 2019

Where to meet Australia's cutest animals

Quokka, Rottnest Island, WA © James Vodicka

Quokka on Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Quokka, Rottnest Island, WA © James Vodicka

Quokkas are small marsupials native to Rottnest Island. Their cheeky smiles have had them dubbed the 'happiest animal on Earth.'

Cleland Wildlife Park, Adelaide, SA © SATC

Cleland Wildlife Park, Adelaide, South Australia

Echidna at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, Kangaroo Island, SA © Maxime Coquard

Echidna at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Healesville Sanctuary, Healesville, VIC © Zoos Victoria / Visit Victoria

Fun fact

The platypus is considered one of the oddest animals in the world. This duck-billed mammal was even  declared a hoax when it was first discovered in Australia.

Dolphin, Monkey Mia, Ningaloo, WA © Tourism Western Australia

Dolphin, Monkey Mia, Ningaloo, Western Australia

Lucky Bay, Esperance, WA © Australia’s Golden Outback

Kangaroos at Lucky Bay, Esperance, Western Australia

Maria Island Walk, Maria Island, TAS © Tourism Australia

Maria Island Walk, Maria Island, Tasmania

Tasmanian devil, Tasmanian Devil Conservation Project, Hobart, TAS © Tourism Australia, Daniel Tran

Tasmanian devil at Tasmanian Devil Conservation Project, Hobart, Tasmania

Sea Lions, Adventure Bay Charters, Hopkins Island, SA © Tourism Australia

Swimming with seals with Adventure Bay Charters, Hopkins Island, South Australia

Tanya Rosewarne, Seal Bay Conservation Park © Maxx Corkindale

Tanya Rosewarne, Seal Bay Conservation Park

"Getting to walk into a colony of one of the rarest species of seal on the planet is unforgettable." 

Come face to face with Australia's wildlife