Koala climbing a tree at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in New South Wales © Tourism Australia

Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo, New South Wales © Tourism Australia

Virtual wildlife experiences in Australia

Koala, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, QLD © Tourism Australia

Koalas, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Queensland © Tourism Australia

Fun fact

Australia has some of the most unique wildlife in the world. In fact, almost 87 per cent of Australia's mammals are found in the wild nowhere else on Earth.

Sea Life Melbourne, VIC © Sea Life Melbourne

Penguins at SEA LIFE Melbourne, Victoria © Sea Life Melbourne

Baby elephant at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW © Rick Stevens

Taronga Zoo, Sydney, New South Wales © Rick Stevens 

Dolphins in Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne, VIC © Visit Victoria

 Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne, Victoria © Visit Victoria

Travel tip

Australia offers an abundance of incredible marine animal encounters. Here, you can swim with giant cuttlefish, share the water with sea lions and float alongside whale sharks.

Werribee Open Range Zoo, Werribee, VIC © Zoos Victoria

Werribee Open Range Zoo, Werribee, Victoria © Zoos Victoria

Tim Faulkner with a Tasmanian devil, Australian Reptile Park, Somersby, NSW © Australian Reptile Park

Australian Reptile Park, Somersby, New South Wales © Australian Reptile Park

Busselton Jetty, Busselton, WA © Tourism Australia

Busselton Jetty, Busselton, Western Australia © Tourism Australia

Fun fact

Busselton Jetty is the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere, stretching 1,841 metres (1.14 miles) out to sea.

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Sydney, NSW © Tourism Australia

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Sydney, New South Wales © Tourism Australia

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Kuranda, QLD © Tourism Australia

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Kuranda, Queensland © Tourism Australia