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

Where to meet Australia's cutest animals

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, Monkey Mia, Ningaloo, WA © Tourism Western Australia

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

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

Kangaroos at Lucky Bay, Esperance, Western Australia © Australia’s Golden Outback

Tasmanian devil joeys, Tasmania © Lauren Bath

Tasmanian devil joeys, Tasmania © Lauren Bath

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

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

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

Penguins, Phillip Island Nature Park, Phillip Island, Victoria © Phillip Island Nature Park

Penguins, Phillip Island Nature Park, Phillip Island, Victoria © Phillip Island Nature Park

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