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.

Swim with dolphins, Rockingham Wild Encounters, Rockingham, WA © Rockingham Wild Encounters

Rockingham Wild Encounters, Rockingham, Western Australia © Rockingham Wild Encounters

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

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

About the size of a small dog, the Tasmanian devil is the world's largest surviving carnivorous marsupial and is found only in Tasmania. The discordant snarls, screeches and growls they make are believed to have contributed to the naming of the devil and they are often heard fighting over food and during mating. © Lauren Bath

Tasmanian Devil joeys, TAS © Lauren Bath

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

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

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

Penguins, Phillip Island Nature Park, 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 

Come face to face with Australia's wildlife