Kangaroo and animal encounters

Encounter the wild animals of Western Australia's Golden Outback, from kangaroos to tiny rare marsupials, living in their natural habitat of rugged southern shores and sweeping red plains.

Explore the depths of the Dryandra Woodland in the Wheatbelt region – a tranquil sanctuary for some of the most endangered and unique wild animals of Western Australia’s Golden Outback. In contrast, the farm stays of the Wheatbelt region offer a very different animal experience. Here, your children can pet and cuddle cute farmyard animals and learn about rural life on a working farm.

Meet the friendly resident kangaroos of Lucky Bay, near Esperance, or watch the sea lions and dolphins at play in the waters around the Recherche Archipelago. Discover the fish species of the southern reefs, and in late winter and spring, see humpback whales on their annual migration along the Western Australian coast.

The Goldfields and Gascoyne-Murchison regions are famous for their profusion of birds and unique species of reptile. Wedge-tailed eagles soar through expanses of blue sky. Tiny zebra finches flock in clouds of colour. And at dawn and dusk, the bush is alive with the chitter-chatter of budgerigars, the raucous calls of galahs and the coo of doves.

To help preserve these pristine environments for future generations, follow the principles of Leave no Trace. For further information about where you can spot kangaroos and encounter the wild animals of Western Australia's Golden Outback, visit the Dryandra Tourism website or the Department of Parks and Wildlife's website.

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