Where am I guaranteed to see animals and birdlife?
Guaranteed sightings of almost all your favourite animals can be enjoyed at Healesville Sanctuary. Wander tranquil tracks and see iconic Australian animals including koalas, kangaroos, platypus, dingoes, wombats, emus and more. Discover majestic birds of prey and magnificent parrots in the spectacular Spirits of The Sky bird show.
These natives are a little bit shy and rely on us to keep the environment healthy for them. Check out some of these places:
Out and about anywhere in the Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges, there’s always a chance of spotting a kangaroo, a lyrebird or a wombat. Drive carefully and keep your eyes open (and don’t forget to look up too – that’s where the koalas will be). Here's some places we suggest:
Kangaroos and wallabies love the wide open spaces of golf courses. The grass is literally greener and there is plenty of space for long hops with friends. Dusk is the best time to spot these marsupials who also love to hop in a vineyard just for fun.
Birds love these cool climate-sheltered areas, and many species will share common space. Tiptoe and look for tell-tale signs of activity on the forest floor any time of day.
Often elusive, koalas can be spotted asleep in their gum trees during the day but will be more active during the night.