Holding a Baby Kangaroo at 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

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 © SATC

Cleland Wildlife Park, Adelaide, South Australia

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

Echidna at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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

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

Kangaroos at Lucky Bay, Esperance, Western Australia

Maria Island Walk, Maria Island, TAS © Tourism Australia

Maria Island Walk, Maria Island, Tasmania

Tasmanian devil, Tasmanian Devil Conservation Project, Hobart, TAS © Tourism Australia, Daniel Tran

Tasmanian devil at Tasmanian Devil Conservation Project, Hobart, Tasmania

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

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

Tanya Rosewarne, Seal Bay Conservation Park

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

Come face to face with Australia's wildlife