Holding a Baby Kangaroo at The Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Matt Cherubino 2019

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

Did you know?

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 © South Australian Tourism Commission

Cleland Wildlife Park, Adelaide, South Australia © South Australian Tourism Commission

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

Echidna at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia © Maxime Coquard

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

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

 Australia Zoo, Sunshine Coast, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

Visitors feeding a kangaroo, Australia Zoo, Sunshine Coast, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

Tasmanian devil joeys, Tasmania © Lauren Bath

Tasmanian devil joeys, Tasmania © Lauren Bath

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

Dingo experience at Symbio Wildlife Park © Symbio Wildlife Park

Dingo experience at Symbio Wildlife Park, New South Wales © Symbio Wildlife Park 

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