The Kangaroo Sanctuary, Alice Springs, NT © The Kangaroo Sanctuary

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 © James Vodicka

Raymond Island, Gippsland, VIC © Visit Victoria

Raymond Island, Gippsland, Victoria © Visit Victoria

Lake Elizabeth, Great Ocean Road, VIC © Mark Watson and Visit Victoria

Lake Elizabeth, Great Ocean Road, Victoria © Mark Watson and 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.

Healesville Sanctuary, Healesville, VIC © Visit Victoria

Healesville Sanctuary, Healesville, Victoria © Visit Victoria

Dolphin feeding, Tangalooma Island Resort, Moreton Island, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

Dolphin feeding, Tangalooma Island Resort, Moreton Island, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

The Kangaroo Sanctuary, Alice Springs, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Jewels Lynch

The Kangaroo Sanctuary, Alice Springs, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Jewels Lynch

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Maria Island, TAS © Tourism Tasmania/Stu Gibson

Maria Island, Tasmania © Tourism Tasmania/Stu Gibson

Devils @ Cradle, Cradle Mountain, TAS © Tourism Tasmania & Supplied Courtesy of Kentish Council

Devils @ Cradle, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania © Tourism Tasmania & Supplied Courtesy of Kentish Council

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

Swimming with sea lions with Adventure Bay Charters, Hopkins Island, South Australia © Tourism Australia

Penguins, Phillip Island, Victoria © Phillip Island Nature Park

Penguins, Phillip Island, Victoria © Phillip Island Nature Park

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