Man taking a photo of a koala on an Australian Coastal Safari in Port Lincoln © Australian Coastal Safaris

Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia © Australian Coastal Safaris

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Couple with guide standing beside an emu in Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve in Tower Hill © Archie Sartracom

Worn Gundidj @ Tower Hill, Great Ocean Road, Victoria © Archie Sartracom

Comb-crested Jacana bird on the water lilies at Bamurru Plains in Point Stuart © Wild Bush Luxury

Comb-crested Jacana bird, Bamurru Plains, Point Stuart, Northern Territory © Wild Bush Luxury

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Hikers crouched in the Lamb Range in Cairns © FNQ Nature Tours

FNQ Nature Tour, Lamb Range, Cairns, Queensland © FNQ Nature Tours

Kangaroo checking out camera in Cape Hillsborough National Park © Matt Glastonbury/Tourism and Events Queensland

Kangaroo, Cape Hillsborough National Park, Queensland © Matt Glastonbury/Tourism and Events Queensland

Kangaroos in the grass in the Otways, Great Ocean Road, Victoria © Great Ocean Road Tourism

The Otways, Great Ocean Road, Victoria © Great Ocean Road Tourism

Kookaburras perched on a ledge at the Lake House in Daylesford © Christina Simons

Kookaburras, Lake House, Daylesford, Victoria © Christina Simons

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Australia has more than 680 national parks, and over 19% of Australia’s landmass is protected for nature.

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Couple crouched on a beach watching sea lions in Kangaroo Island © Tourism Australia

Sea lions, Kangaroo Island, South Australia © Tourism Australia

People watching a wombat from a distance on The Maria Island Walk in Maria Island © The Maria Island Walk

Wombat, The Maria Island Walk, Maria Island, Tasmania © The Maria Island Walk