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Kangaroos

There is no greater link with Australia than the kangaroo. No matter how many times you may have seen a Kangaroo before, there is something magical about their distinctive bound across the Australian landscape.  What is less known is the diversity in the Macropod family, with 41 species across the continent, consisting of kangaroos, wallabies, wallaroos, quokkas and pademelons.

Standing at a height of 1.8 metres (6 foot), the male Red Kangaroo is the largest marsupial, with it’s striking fur matching much of the semi-arid regions of Australia where it resides, including the Flinders Ranges and Red Centre. Red Kangaroos breed continuously when rain is available. Amazingly, a female can be carrying an embryo, a joey in her pouch as well as looking after a joey outside of the pouch simultaneously.

There are two species of Grey Kangaroo found across Australia, with Eastern Greys common across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, with prime opportunities to see them feeding on herbs and grass in the You Yangs and Great Ocean Road. The Western Grey is browner in colour and is common on the Eyre Peninsula and Flinders Ranges. Kangaroo Island has it’s own subspecies related to the Western Grey which have evolved to be shorter and stockier with chocolate brown fur with black tips. Also abundant on Kangaroo Island are Tammar Wallabies, being one of the few macropods that are seasonal breeders.

The south-eastern corner of the country with it’s beautiful eucalypt forests provide a haven for Swamp Wallabies, with Kakadu & Arnhem Land home to the Agile Wallaby, Antilopine Wallaroo and the beautifully coloured Short-eared Rock Wallaby, found on the sandstone escarpments. Often considered the prettiest wallaby, the Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby with it’s striped black, orange and yellow tail a sight to behold around the Flinders Ranges.

Tasmania is home to two species of wallabies. The small, stocky Tasmanian Pademelon lives in thick forest undergrowth and is now only found on Tasmania, whilst the Red-necked Wallaby are typically more solitary and can also be seen around East Gippsland and the Great Ocean Road. Although not part of the macropod family, rat-kangaroos resemble tiny kangaroos. The Tasmanian Bettong and Long-nosed Potoroos are two of the most popular sightings in Tasmania, where they feed on truffles and fungi.

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  • Grey-headed Flying Fox

    January,February,December, East Gippsland

    East Gippsland - Summer Sightings for Land Mammals & Marsupials

    Marsupials

    Kangaroos & Macropods: Eastern Grey Kangaroo*, Red-necked Wallaby*, Swamp Wallaby* | Koala* | Wombats: Common Wombat* | Rat Kangaroos: Long-nosed Potoroo | Brushtail Possums & Cuscuses: Common Brushtail Possum* | Gliding Possums: Yellow-bellied Glider, Sugar Glider, Feathertail Glider | Ringtail Possums & Greater Gliders: Common Ringtail Possum, Greater Glider | Carnivorous Marsupials: Dusky Antechinus | Bandicoots & Bilbies: Southern Brown Bandicoot, Long-nosed Bandicoot

    Monotremes

    Platypus* | Short-beaked Echidna*

    Placental Mammals

    Bats: Grey-headed Flying Fox* | Rodents: Bush Rat, Swamp Rat, Water Rat (Rakali), Smoky Mouse

    * Denotes sighting chance as high or common

    How to find these species

    Roger Smith"Grey-headed Flying Foxes are large fruit-eating bats that roost in camps of thousands of individuals during the day near Bairnsdale, which provides great viewing of their diverse social interactions. Most of their babies are born in spring, and by summer the juveniles are quite noticeable, clinging under their mothers arm. Swamp Wallabies prefer denser vegetation of wet eucalypt forests or heaths at this time of year, with their beautiful dark brown or almost black fur a delight to see. The warm evenings also provide the opportunity to see possums and if we are lucky, Yellow-bellied and Greater Gliders in the mature eucalypt forests. These remarkable creatures have a membrane of skin from their wrists or elbows to their ankles, enabling them to glide up to 100 between trees, as they search for insects and nectar to feed upon."

    Roger Smith, Tour Guide

    Suggested tour: East Gippsland Wildlife Journey

    Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights
    Type: Shared, Private

    Venturing across East Gippsland's magnificent lush rainforests, coastal heathlands, giant eucalypt groves, white sandy beaches and pristine rivers and estuaries, this four day immersive adventure offers you encounters with an incredible array of species.

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    Tours in East Gippsland related to Kangaroos

  • Short-beaked Echidna

    September,October,November, East Gippsland

    East Gippsland - Spring Sightings for Land Mammals & Marsupials

    Marsupials

    Kangaroos & Macropods: Eastern Grey Kangaroo*, Red-necked Wallaby*, Swamp Wallaby* | Koala* | Wombats: Common Wombat* | Rat Kangaroos: Long-nosed Potoroo | Brushtail Possums & Cuscuses: Common Brushtail Possum* | Gliding Possums: Yellow-bellied Glider, Sugar Glider, Feathertail Glider | Ringtail Possums & Greater Gliders: Common Ringtail Possum, Greater Glider | Carnivorous Marsupials: Dusky Antechinus | Bandicoots & Bilbies: Southern Brown Bandicoot, Long-nosed Bandicoot

    Monotremes

    Platypus* | Short-beaked Echidna*

    Placental Mammals

    Bats: Grey-headed Flying Fox* | Rodents: Bush Rat, Swamp Rat, Water Rat (Rakali), Smoky Mouse

    * Denotes sighting chance as high or common

    How to find these species

    Roger Smith"The Common Wombat is a resident of the lush East Gippsland forests, with the cool nights in Spring an ideal time to see them. Short-beaked Echidnas are also active at this time, with November being the peak viewing time to see these intriguing animals across East Gippsland. Cool nights and mild sunny days make for perfect conditions for viewing echidnas in the daytime, as they are an animal that cannot tolerate high temperatures. They hibernate in winter and usually breed in spring. Females lay a single egg into a simple pouch in the abdomen about four weeks after mating."

    Roger Smith, Tour Guide

    Suggested tour: East Gippsland Wildlife Journey

    Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights
    Type: Shared, Private

    Venturing across East Gippsland's magnificent lush rainforests, coastal heathlands, giant eucalypt groves, white sandy beaches and pristine rivers and estuaries, this four day immersive adventure offers you encounters with an incredible array of species.

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    Tours in East Gippsland related to Kangaroos

  • Koala

    March,April,May, East Gippsland

    East Gippsland - Autumn Sightings for Land Mammals & Marsupials

    Marsupials

    Kangaroos & Macropods: Eastern Grey Kangaroo*, Red-necked Wallaby*, Swamp Wallaby* | Koala* | Wombats: Common Wombat* | Rat Kangaroos: Long-nosed Potoroo | Brushtail Possums & Cuscuses: Common Brushtail Possum* | Gliding Possums: Yellow-bellied Glider, Sugar Glider, Feathertail Glider | Ringtail Possums & Greater Gliders: Common Ringtail Possum, Greater Glider | Carnivorous Marsupials: Dusky Antechinus | Bandicoots & Bilbies: Southern Brown Bandicoot, Long-nosed Bandicoot

    Monotremes

    Platypus* | Short-beaked Echidna*

    Placental Mammals

    Bats: Grey-headed Flying Fox* | Rodents: Bush Rat, Swamp Rat, Water Rat (Rakali), Smoky Mouse

    * Denotes sighting chance as high or common

    Suggested tour: East Gippsland Wildlife Journey

    Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights
    Type: Shared, Private

    Venturing across East Gippsland's magnificent lush rainforests, coastal heathlands, giant eucalypt groves, white sandy beaches and pristine rivers and estuaries, this four day immersive adventure offers you encounters with an incredible array of species.

    full itinerary

    Tours in East Gippsland related to Kangaroos

  • Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat

    January,February,December, Eyre Peninsula

    Eyre Peninsula - Summer Sightings for Land Mammals & Marsupials

    Marsupials

    Kangaroos & Macropods: Western Grey Kangaroo* | Koala* | Wombats: Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat | Brushtail Possums & Cuscuses: Common Brushtail Possum | Pygmy-Possums: Western Pygmy-Possum | Carnivorous Marsupials: Little Long-tailed Dunnart 

    Monotremes

    Short-beaked Echidna

    Placental Mammals

    Bats: Greater Long-eared Bat, Lesser Long-eared Bat, Southern Forest Bat, Chocolate Wattled Bat, Gould's Wattled Bat, Lesser Long-eared Bat | Rodents: Bush Rat, Greater Stick-nest Rat

    * Denotes sighting chance as high or common

     

    Suggested tour: Eyre Peninsula Wildlife & Ocean Encounters

    Duration: 3 Days
    Type: Small group or private
    Departs: On request

    This three-day adventure combines the best terrestrial and marine protected areas across the region including the opportunity to swim with wild Sea-Lions and Bottlenose Dolphins, see Emus, wild Koalas and Kangaroos and the Rosenbergs Goanna.

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  • Western Grey Kangaroo

    March,April,May, Eyre Peninsula

    Eyre Peninsula - Autumn Sightings for Land Mammals & Marsupials

    Marsupials

    Kangaroos & Macropods: Western Grey Kangaroo* | Koala* | Wombats: Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat | Brushtail Possums & Cuscuses: Common Brushtail Possum | Pygmy-Possums: Western Pygmy-Possum | Carnivorous Marsupials: Little Long-tailed Dunnart 

    Monotremes

    Short-beaked Echidna

    Placental Mammals

    Bats: Greater Long-eared Bat, Lesser Long-eared Bat, Southern Forest Bat, Chocolate Wattled Bat, Gould's Wattled Bat, Lesser Long-eared Bat | Rodents: Bush Rat, Greater Stick-nest Rat

    * Denotes sighting chance as high or common

     

    Suggested tour: Eyre Peninsula Wildlife & Ocean Encounters

    Duration: 3 Days
    Type: Small group or private
    Departs: On request

    This three-day adventure combines the best terrestrial and marine protected areas across the region including the opportunity to swim with wild Sea-Lions and Bottlenose Dolphins, see Emus, wild Koalas and Kangaroos and the Rosenbergs Goanna.

    full itinerary

  • Western Grey Kangaroo

    June,July,August, Eyre Peninsula

    Eyre Peninsula - Winter Sightings for Land Mammals & Marsupials

    Marsupials

    Kangaroos & Macropods: Western Grey Kangaroo* | Koala* | Wombats: Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat | Brushtail Possums & Cuscuses: Common Brushtail Possum | Pygmy-Possums: Western Pygmy-Possum | Carnivorous Marsupials: Little Long-tailed Dunnart 

    Monotremes

    Short-beaked Echidna

    Placental Mammals

    Bats: Greater Long-eared Bat, Lesser Long-eared Bat, Southern Forest Bat, Chocolate Wattled Bat, Gould's Wattled Bat, Lesser Long-eared Bat | Rodents: Bush Rat, Greater Stick-nest Rat

    * Denotes sighting chance as high or common

     

    Suggested tour: Port Lincoln Wildlife Encounters

    Duration: 2 Days
    Type: Small group or private
    Departs: On request

    This incredible two day adventure combines the best terrestrial and marine protected areas across the region including Lincoln National Park, Coffin Bay National Park, Big Swamp, Mikkira Station and Mount Dutton Bay Conservation Park. 

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  • Koala

    September,October,November, Eyre Peninsula

    Eyre Peninsula - Spring Sightings for Land Mammals & Marsupials

    Marsupials

    Kangaroos & Macropods: Western Grey Kangaroo* | Koala* | Wombats: Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat | Brushtail Possums & Cuscuses: Common Brushtail Possum | Pygmy-Possums: Western Pygmy-Possum | Carnivorous Marsupials: Little Long-tailed Dunnart 

    Monotremes

    Short-beaked Echidna

    Placental Mammals

    Bats: Greater Long-eared Bat, Lesser Long-eared Bat, Southern Forest Bat, Chocolate Wattled Bat, Gould's Wattled Bat, Lesser Long-eared Bat | Rodents: Bush Rat, Greater Stick-nest Rat

    * Denotes sighting chance as high or common

     

    Suggested tour: Eyre Peninsula Wildlife & Ocean Encounters

    Duration: 3 Days
    Type: Small group or private
    Departs: On request

    This three-day adventure combines the best terrestrial and marine protected areas across the region including the opportunity to swim with wild Sea-Lions and Bottlenose Dolphins, see Emus, wild Koalas and Kangaroos and the Rosenbergs Goanna.

    full itinerary

  • Agile Wallabies

    March,April,May, Kakadu & Arnhem Land

    Kakadu & Arnhem Land - Autumn Sightings for Land Mammals & Marsupials

    Marsupials

    Kangaroos & Macropods: Agile Wallaby*, Black Wallaroo, Antilopine Wallaroo*, Common Wallaroo, Wilkins' (Eastern Short-eared) Rock Wallaby | Brushtail Possums & Cuscuses: Northern Brushtail Possum* | Carnivorous Marsupials: Northern Quoll, Brush-tailed Phascogale, Fawn Antechinus  | Bandicoots & Bilbies: Northern Brown Bandicoot

    Monotremes

    Short-beaked Echidna

    Placental Mammals

    Bats: Black Flying Fox, Little Red Flying Fox*, Ghost Bat, Blossom Bat | Rodents: Swamp Rat, Water Rat (Rakali), Long-tailed Mouse, New Holland Mouse, Broad-toothed Rat | Dingo

    * Denotes sighting chance as high or common

    How to find these species

    Lords Sab Lord Guide Bio 01

    "After the end of the wet season we see more Black Wallaroo joeys taking shelter across the rocky escarpments and Antilopine Wallaroos in larger mobs across the Savanna woodlands. Little Red Flying Foxes also give birth to young around April and can be seen at dusk. Occasionally we see Northern Brown Bandicoot and Brush-tailed Phascogale around our camp at night. Dingos sightings are more common across Kakadu and Arnhem Land after the wet season, as they prey on Agile Wallabies and other small mammals."

    Sab Lord, Tour Guide

    Suggested tour: Ultimate Luxury Safari Adventure

    Duration: 6 Days/5 Nights
    Type: Private Charter
    Departs: On request

    The World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park is one of the most pristine environments left on the planet and the combination of soil floodplains, paper bark swamps, savannah woodlands, monsoonal rainforests and river mangroves make this one of the world's great birdwatching sites, with over 280 species found across the region.

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  • Little Red Flying Fox

    June,July,August, Kakadu & Arnhem Land

    Kakadu & Arnhem Land - Winter Sightings for Land Mammals & Marsupials

    Marsupials

    Kangaroos & Macropods: Agile Wallaby*, Black Wallaroo, Antilopine Wallaroo*, Common Wallaroo, Wilkins' (Eastern Short-eared) Rock Wallaby | Brushtail Possums & Cuscuses: Northern Brushtail Possum* | Carnivorous Marsupials: Northern Quoll, Brush-tailed Phascogale, Fawn Antechinus  | Bandicoots & Bilbies: Northern Brown Bandicoot

    Monotremes

    Short-beaked Echidna

    Placental Mammals

    Bats: Black Flying Fox, Little Red Flying Fox*, Ghost Bat, Blossom Bat | Rodents: Swamp Rat, Water Rat (Rakali), Long-tailed Mouse, New Holland Mouse, Broad-toothed Rat | Dingo

    * Denotes sighting chance as high or common

    How to find these species

    Lords Sab Lord Guide Bio 01

    "We see Agile Wallabies across the floodplains and creek beds at this time due to the lower availability of food and fresh water. The Wilkins’ Rock-Wallaby is a popular sighting amongst the rocky hills and escarpments with it’s distinct grey, brown and white markings on its head and sides. The Black Flying Fox, Little Red Flying Fox and Blossom Bat congregate in groups following the ripening of fruit and the blossoming pollens of eucalypts, melaleuca paperbarks and banksias."

    Sab Lord, Tour Guide

    Suggested tour: Ultimate Luxury Safari Adventure

    Duration: 6 Days/5 Nights
    Type: Private Charter
    Departs: On request

    The World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park is one of the most pristine environments left on the planet and the combination of soil floodplains, paper bark swamps, savannah woodlands, monsoonal rainforests and river mangroves make this one of the world's great birdwatching sites, with over 280 species found across the region.

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  • Antilopine Wallaroo

    September,October,November, Kakadu & Arnhem Land

    Kakadu & Arnhem Land - Spring Sightings for Land Mammals & Marsupials

    Marsupials

    Kangaroos & Macropods: Agile Wallaby*, Black Wallaroo, Antilopine Wallaroo*, Common Wallaroo, Wilkins' (Eastern Short-eared) Rock Wallaby | Brushtail Possums & Cuscuses: Northern Brushtail Possum* | Carnivorous Marsupials: Northern Quoll, Brush-tailed Phascogale, Fawn Antechinus  | Bandicoots & Bilbies: Northern Brown Bandicoot

    Monotremes

    Short-beaked Echidna

    Placental Mammals

    Bats: Black Flying Fox, Little Red Flying Fox*, Ghost Bat, Blossom Bat | Rodents: Swamp Rat, Water Rat (Rakali), Long-tailed Mouse, New Holland Mouse, Broad-toothed Rat | Dingo

    * Denotes sighting chance as high or common

    How to find these species

    Lords Sab Lord Guide Bio 01

    "As water dries up, we get many more Agile Wallabies around creeks and billabongs, putting them at greater risk of being ambushed by Saltwater Crocodiles and Dingoes. Antilopone Wallaroos also gather in greater numbers around the Savanna woodlands and grasslands and in the escarpments, the Wilkins’ Rock Wallaby nibbles on the ripening fruits of the Screw Pine from September onwards.

    With a bit of luck, a number of nocturnal animals can be seen at dusk around our camp including the Northern Brown Bandicoot and Brush-tailed Phascogale. Almost one-third of all Australian bats are found in Kakadu with opportunities to see numerous species flying at dusk to catch insects, including the Black Flying Fox, Little Red Flying Fox, Ghost Bat and Blossom Bat."

    Sab Lord, Tour Guide

    Suggested tour: Ultimate Luxury Safari Adventure

    Duration: 6 Days/5 Nights
    Type: Private Charter
    Departs: On request

    The World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park is one of the most pristine environments left on the planet and the combination of soil floodplains, paper bark swamps, savannah woodlands, monsoonal rainforests and river mangroves make this one of the world's great birdwatching sites, with over 280 species found across the region.

    Full Itinerary

  • Koala Juvenile

    January,February,December, Kangaroo Island

    Kangaroo Island - Summer Sightings for Land Mammals & Marsupials

    Marsupials

    Kangaroos & Macropods: Kangaroo Island Kangaroo*, Tammar Wallaby* | Koala* | Brushtail Possums & Cuscuses: Common Brushtail Possum* | Pygmy-Possums: Western Pygmy-Possum, Little Pygmy-Possum | Carnivorous Marsupials: Kangaroo Island (Sooty) Dunnart | Bandicoots & Bilbies: Southern Brown Bandicoot

    Monotremes

    Platypus | Short-beaked Echidna*

    Placental Mammals

    Bats: Yellow-bellied Sheathtailed Bat, Little Mastiff Bat, White Striped Mastiff Bat, Chocolate Wattled Bat, Gould's Wattled Bat, Lesser Long-eared Bat | Rodents: Bush Rat, Swamp Rat

    * Denotes sighting chance as high or common

    How to find these species

    Blair Wickham - Guide - Exceptional Kangaroo Island"During the warm conditions in Summer, Kangaroo Island Kangaroos switch to being more active in cooler mornings and later in the day, so on warm days we search through areas of deep shade as they rest. Compared to their Western Grey cousins on the Australian mainland, Kangaroo Island Kangaroos are shorter, stockier, have luxurious chocolate brown fur with black tips (ears/feet/paws/tail). Koalas are active across the island as it is breeding season, with the deep and echoing calls from males being audible across the eucalypt forests."

    Blair Wickham, Tour Guide 

    Suggested tour: Kangaroo Island In Style

    Duration: 2 Days
    Type: Small group or private
    Departs: Daily

    Discover what makes Kangaroo Island such a celebrated region, as you experience the Island's history, ecology, landscape, contemporary lifestyle, regional produce and incredible wildlife offerings. Key species regularly encountered are Koalas, Tammar Wallabies, Kangaroo Island Kangaroos, endangered Glossy Black Cockatoos, Short-beaked Echidnas, Australian Sea-lions, Long-nosed Fur-seals and a variety of bush birds, shorebirds and seabirds.

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    Tours in Kangaroo Island related to Kangaroos

  • Kangaroo Island Kangaroo

    March,April,May, Kangaroo Island

    Kangaroo Island - Autumn Sightings for Land Mammals & Marsupials

    Marsupials

    Kangaroos & Macropods: Kangaroo Island Kangaroo*, Tammar Wallaby* | Koala* | Brushtail Possums & Cuscuses: Common Brushtail Possum* | Pygmy-Possums: Western Pygmy-Possum, Little Pygmy-Possum | Carnivorous Marsupials: Kangaroo Island (Sooty) Dunnart | Bandicoots & Bilbies: Southern Brown Bandicoot

    Monotremes

    Platypus | Short-beaked Echidna*

    Placental Mammals

    Bats: Yellow-bellied Sheathtailed Bat, Little Mastiff Bat, White Striped Mastiff Bat, Chocolate Wattled Bat, Gould's Wattled Bat, Lesser Long-eared Bat | Rodents: Bush Rat, Swamp Rat

    * Denotes sighting chance as high or common

    How to find these species

    Blair Wickham - Guide - Exceptional Kangaroo Island"Young Tammar Wallabies are weaned off their mothers and form their own social groups. Normally timid and unapproachable, there are several places on the island where repeated visits with consistent quiet presence has lead to a level of tolerance for our groups. This allows for excellent photographic and behavioral observation opportunities. This is also an excellent time to see Kangaroo Island Kangaroo joeys following their mothers around, having left the pouches permanently. Common Brushtail Possums usually have one joey at a time in Autumn. After birth, joeys spend around 120 days suckling in their mother’s pouch and can be seen riding on their mother’s back until they are fully weaned."

    Blair Wickham, Tour Guide 

    Suggested tour: Kangaroo Island In Style

    Duration: 2 Days
    Type: Small group or private
    Departs: Daily

    Discover what makes Kangaroo Island such a celebrated region, as you experience the Island's history, ecology, landscape, contemporary lifestyle, regional produce and incredible wildlife offerings. Key species regularly encountered are Koalas, Tammar Wallabies, Kangaroo Island Kangaroos, endangered Glossy Black Cockatoos, Short-beaked Echidnas, Australian Sea-lions, Long-nosed Fur-seals and a variety of bush birds, shorebirds and seabirds.

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    Tours in Kangaroo Island related to Kangaroos

  • Short-beaked Echidna

    June,July,August, Kangaroo Island

    Kangaroo Island - Winter Sightings for Land Mammals & Marsupials

    Marsupials

    Kangaroos & Macropods: Kangaroo Island Kangaroo*, Tammar Wallaby* | Koala* | Brushtail Possums & Cuscuses: Common Brushtail Possum* | Pygmy-Possums: Western Pygmy-Possum, Little Pygmy-Possum | Carnivorous Marsupials: Kangaroo Island (Sooty) Dunnart | Bandicoots & Bilbies: Southern Brown Bandicoot

    Monotremes

    Platypus | Short-beaked Echidna*

    Placental Mammals

    Bats: Yellow-bellied Sheathtailed Bat, Little Mastiff Bat, White Striped Mastiff Bat, Chocolate Wattled Bat, Gould's Wattled Bat, Lesser Long-eared Bat | Rodents: Bush Rat, Swamp Rat

    * Denotes sighting chance as high or common

    How to find these species

    Blair Wickham - Guide - Exceptional Kangaroo Island"Winter is a wonderful time to be viewing Kangaroo Island's terrestial mammals and marsupials, with the first Kangaroo Island Kangaroo and Tammar Wallaby joeys of the season poking their heads out of mum's pouch. On the monotreme front, if you're lucky, you might get to witness the occasional Short-beaked Echidna 'train', where one female is pursued in single file by up to 10 males hoping to mate with her. That's one of my most memorable wildlife encounters!"

    Blair Wickham, Tour Guide

    Suggested tour: Kangaroo Island In Style

    Duration: 2 Days
    Type: Small group or private
    Departs: Daily

    Discover what makes Kangaroo Island such a celebrated region, as you experience the Island's history, ecology, landscape, contemporary lifestyle, regional produce and incredible wildlife offerings. Key species regularly encountered are Koalas, Tammar Wallabies, Kangaroo Island Kangaroos, endangered Glossy Black Cockatoos, Short-beaked Echidnas, Australian Sea-lions, Long-nosed Fur-seals and a variety of bush birds, shorebirds and seabirds.

    Full Itinerary

    Tours in Kangaroo Island related to Kangaroos

  • Kangaroo Island Kangaroos

    September,October,November, Kangaroo Island

    Kangaroo Island - Spring Sightings for Land Mammals & Marsupials

    Marsupials

    Kangaroos & Macropods: Kangaroo Island Kangaroo*, Tammar Wallaby* | Koala* | Brushtail Possums & Cuscuses: Common Brushtail Possum* | Pygmy-Possums: Western Pygmy-Possum, Little Pygmy-Possum | Carnivorous Marsupials: Kangaroo Island (Sooty) Dunnart | Bandicoots & Bilbies: Southern Brown Bandicoot

    Monotremes

    Platypus | Short-beaked Echidna*

    Placental Mammals

    Bats: Yellow-bellied Sheathtailed Bat, Little Mastiff Bat, White Striped Mastiff Bat, Chocolate Wattled Bat, Gould's Wattled Bat, Lesser Long-eared Bat | Rodents: Bush Rat, Swamp Rat

    * Denotes sighting chance as high or common

    How to find these species

    Blair Wickham - Guide - Exceptional Kangaroo Island"Spring is the time when kangaroo joeys are seen emerging from the pouch for the first time, often seen across the island's pastures. Kangaroo Island Kangaroos are quite sociable and move as a mob with female young staying with mum to help out with younger joeys. Koala mating begins to occur from September onwards until March. Males are very territorial and will guard their small harem of females from rivals. After the cooler conditions of winter, Short-beaked Echidnas will feast upon eat large amounts insects and larvae during Spring."

    Blair Wickham, Tour Guide 

    Suggested tour: Kangaroo Island In Style

    Duration: 2 Days
    Type: Small group or private
    Departs: Daily

    Discover what makes Kangaroo Island such a celebrated region, as you experience the Island's history, ecology, landscape, contemporary lifestyle, regional produce and incredible wildlife offerings. Key species regularly encountered are Koalas, Tammar Wallabies, Kangaroo Island Kangaroos, endangered Glossy Black Cockatoos, Short-beaked Echidnas, Australian Sea-lions, Long-nosed Fur-seals and a variety of bush birds, shorebirds and seabirds.

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    Tours in Kangaroo Island related to Kangaroos

  • Tasmanian Devil

    January,February,December, Maria Island

    Maria Island - Summer Sightings for Land Mammals & Marsupials

    Marsupials

    Kangaroos & Macropods: Forester Kangaroo*, Bennett's Wallaby*, Tasmanian Pademelon* | Wombats: Common Wombat* | Rat Kangaroos: Tasmanian Bettong, Long-nosed Potoroo | Brushtail Possums & Cuscuses: Common Brushtail Possum* Pygmy-Possums: Little Pygmy-Possum, Eastern Pygmy-Possum | Carnivorous Marsupials: Tasmanian Devil | Bandicoots & Bilbies: Southern Brown Bandicoot

    Monotremes

    Short-beaked Echidna

    Placental Mammals

    Rodents: Swamp Rat, Water Rat (Rakali)

    * Denotes sighting chance as high or common

    How to find these species

    Ben Brown Guide"Maria Island is one of the hotspots in Australia to view Common Wombats. Growing to 20-30kg, Tasmania has it’s own subspecies, with this adept burrowing mammal seen in significant concentrations around all the former farming pastures on Maria, especially across Darlington at Return Point.

    There are two wallabies found on Maria Island. The Bennett’s Wallaby has slightly different adaptations compared with its mainland cousin, the Red-necked Wallaby, with longer, darker and shaggier fur. Breeding typically commences late in the summer between February and April. Tasmanian Pademelons can also be spotted in or close to pockets of dense undergrowth."

    Ben Brown, General Manager Operations

    Suggested Tour: The Maria Island Walk

    Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights
    Type: Shared

    Available: October - late April 

    This four day guided walk across magnificent Maria Island, combines intimate wildlife encounters, fascinating history, pristine white sand beaches, and locally sourced gourmet food.

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  • Common Wombat

    March,April,May, Maria Island

    Maria Island - Autumn Sightings for Land Mammals & Marsupials

    Marsupials

    Kangaroos & Macropods: Forester Kangaroo*, Bennett's Wallaby*, Tasmanian Pademelon* | Wombats: Common Wombat* | Rat Kangaroos: Tasmanian Bettong, Long-nosed Potoroo | Brushtail Possums & Cuscuses: Common Brushtail Possum* Pygmy-Possums: Little Pygmy-Possum, Eastern Pygmy-Possum | Carnivorous Marsupials: Tasmanian Devil | Bandicoots & Bilbies: Southern Brown Bandicoot

    Monotremes

    Short-beaked Echidna

    Placental Mammals

    Rodents: Swamp Rat, Water Rat (Rakali)

    * Denotes sighting chance as high or common

    How to find these species

    Ben Brown Guide

    "The island’s population of Tasmanian Devils typically breed in March, with their young born in April after a 21 day gestation. Found only in Tasmania, they are the world’s largest marsupial carnivore and are successfully breeding across the island after being introduced in 2013.

    Common Wombats are abundant across the island, with it typical to see them grazing during the day in the open pastures. Interestingly, Tasmanian Devils are know to use wombat burrows around this time, as den sites for their young. The Tasmanian Pademelon feeds on a wide variety of plants, from herbs, green shoots and grass, to some nectar-bearing flowers whilst the grasslands provide fantastic daytime viewing of Forester Kangaroos, Red-necked Wallabies and occasionally, the Short-beaked Echidna." 

    Ben Brown, General Manager Operations

    Suggested Tour: The Maria Island Walk

    Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights
    Type: Shared

    Available: October - late April 

    This four day guided walk across magnificent Maria Island, combines intimate wildlife encounters, fascinating history, pristine white sand beaches, and locally sourced gourmet food.

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  • Bennett's Wallaby

    September,October,November, Maria Island

    Maria Island - Spring Sightings for Land Mammals & Marsupials

    Marsupials

    Kangaroos & Macropods: Forester Kangaroo*, Bennett's Wallaby*, Tasmanian Pademelon* | Wombats: Common Wombat* | Rat Kangaroos: Tasmanian Bettong, Long-nosed Potoroo | Brushtail Possums & Cuscuses: Common Brushtail Possum* Pygmy-Possums: Little Pygmy-Possum, Eastern Pygmy-Possum | Carnivorous Marsupials: Tasmanian Devil | Bandicoots & Bilbies: Southern Brown Bandicoot

    Monotremes

    Short-beaked Echidna

    Placental Mammals

    Rodents: Swamp Rat, Water Rat (Rakali)

    * Denotes sighting chance as high or common

    How to find these species

    Ben Brown Guide

    "The Spring time is a peak season for seeing the numerous baby marsupials as they leave the pouch or dens to become more independent. Forester Kangaroos are easy to spot on the airstrip and pastures at Darlington, where gregarious groups of up to ten individuals commonly graze.

    Tasmanian Pademelons and Bennett’s Wallabies also venture into the clearings in the late afternoon and evening, but prefer to reside in the thick undergrowth by day. The Tasmanian Pademelon will feed on a wide variety of plants, from herbs, green shoots and grass, to some nectar-bearing flowers. Common Wombats are also abundant at this time, with individuals being territorial and solitary with an established range for feeding."

    Ben Brown, General Manager Operations 

    Suggested Tour: The Maria Island Walk

    Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights
    Type: Shared

    Available: October - late April 

    This four day guided walk across magnificent Maria Island, combines intimate wildlife encounters, fascinating history, pristine white sand beaches, and locally sourced gourmet food.

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    Tours in Maria Island related to Kangaroos

  • Forester Kangaroos

    June,July,August, Maria Island

    Maria Island - Winter Sightings for Land Mammals & Marsupials

    Marsupials

    Kangaroos & Macropods: Forester Kangaroo*, Bennett's Wallaby*, Tasmanian Pademelon* | Wombats: Common Wombat* | Rat Kangaroos: Tasmanian Bettong, Long-nosed Potoroo | Brushtail Possums & Cuscuses: Common Brushtail Possum* Pygmy-Possums: Little Pygmy-Possum, Eastern Pygmy-Possum | Carnivorous Marsupials: Tasmanian Devil | Bandicoots & Bilbies: Southern Brown Bandicoot

    Placental Mammals

    Rodents: Swamp Rat, Water Rat (Rakali)

    * Denotes sighting chance as high or common

    How to find these species

    Ben Brown Guide

    "Arriving back at Bernacchi House in the afternoon, guests commonly spot Bennett's Wallabies and Tasmanian Pademelons, often seen eating the heritage lavender in the gardens. The island's grasslands are one of Australia's best locations for viewing wombats, kangaroos and wallabies during the winter time. Forester Kangaroos surrounded by Cape Barren Geese and Tasmanian Native Hens are commonly seen grazing in natural or historic clearings, whilst pairs of beautiful Flame Robins dart around."

    Ben Brown, General Manager Operations 

    Suggested Tour: Maria Island Winter Escape Walk

    Duration: 3 Nights/2 nights
    Type: Shared

    Available: June - late August

    The 'Maria Island Winter Escape' is a three day lodge based experience which explores the beautiful and historic northern end of the island featuring abundant marsupials.

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  • Red Kangaroo

    March,April,May, Mungo National Park

    Mungo - Autumn Sightings for Land Mammals & Marsupials

    Marsupials

    Kangaroos & Macropods: Eastern Grey Kangaroo*, Western Grey Kangaroo*, Red Kangaroo* | Carnivorous Marsupials: Common Dunnart, Fat-tailed Dunnart

    Monotremes

    Short-beaked Echidna

    Placental Mammals

    Bats: Little Pied Bat, Gould's Wattled Bat, Little Mastiff-bat, Lesser Long-eared Bat | Rodents: Long-haired Rat

    * Denotes sighting chance as high or common

    Suggested Tour: Private Mungo Outback Journey

    Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights
    Type: Private 

    This private outback adventure explores the magnificent Lake Mungo in the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area. The region has been continuously occupied by Aboriginal People since that time, the longest known occupation of any land by any people on earth.

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  • Western Grey Kangaroo

    June,July,August, Mungo National Park

    Mungo - Winter Sightings for Land Mammals & Marsupials

    Marsupials

    Kangaroos & Macropods: Eastern Grey Kangaroo*, Western Grey Kangaroo*, Red Kangaroo* | Carnivorous Marsupials: Common Dunnart, Fat-tailed Dunnart

    Monotremes

    Short-beaked Echidna

    Placental Mammals

    Bats: Little Pied Bat, Gould's Wattled Bat, Little Mastiff-bat, Lesser Long-eared Bat | Rodents: Long-haired Rat

    * Denotes sighting chance as high or common

    Suggested Tour: Private Mungo Outback Journey

    Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights
    Type: Private 

    This private outback adventure explores the magnificent Lake Mungo in the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area. The region has been continuously occupied by Aboriginal People since that time, the longest known occupation of any land by any people on earth.

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    Tours in Mungo National Park related to Kangaroos

  • Short-beaked Echidna

    September,October,November, Mungo National Park

    Mungo - Spring Sightings for Land Mammals & Marsupials

    Marsupials

    Kangaroos & Macropods: Eastern Grey Kangaroo*, Western Grey Kangaroo*, Red Kangaroo* | Carnivorous Marsupials: Common Dunnart, Fat-tailed Dunnart

    Monotremes

    Short-beaked Echidna

    Placental Mammals

    Bats: Little Pied Bat, Gould's Wattled Bat, Little Mastiff-bat, Lesser Long-eared Bat | Rodents: Long-haired Rat

    * Denotes sighting chance as high or common

    Suggested Tour: Private Mungo Outback Journey

    Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights
    Type: Private 

    This private outback adventure explores the magnificent Lake Mungo in the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area. The region has been continuously occupied by Aboriginal People since that time, the longest known occupation of any land by any people on earth.

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    Tours in Mungo National Park related to Kangaroos

  • Koala

    March,April,May, Riverland, South Australia

    Riverland - Autumn Sightings for Land Mammals & Marsupials

    Marsupials

    Kangaroos & Macropods: Western Grey Kangaroo*, Red Kangaroo*, Common Wallaroo | Koala* | Brushtail Possums & Cuscuses: Common Brushtail Possum* | Pygmy-Possums: Western Pygmy-Possum | Carnivorous Marsupials: Common Dunnart

    Monotremes

    Short-beaked Echidna

    Placental Mammals

    Bats: Chocolate Wattled Bat, Little Forest Bat, Gould's Wattled Bat, Southern Free-tailed Bat, White-striped Free-tailed Bat | Rodents: Bush Rat, Swamp Rat, Water Rat (Rakali)

    * Denotes sighting chance as high or common

    Suggested Tour: Murray River Safari

    Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights
    Type: Shared 

    Experience the diverse wildlife offerings where Australia's river oasis meets the outback. This multi-activity wildlife safari along Australia's greatest river includes guided walks, canoeing, an outback drive and open back cruising, combined with luxurious houseboat accommodation and superb dining including local wines.

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  • Western Grey Kangaroo

    June,July,August, Riverland, South Australia

    Riverland - Winter Sightings for Land Mammals & Marsupials

    Marsupials

    Kangaroos & Macropods: Western Grey Kangaroo*, Red Kangaroo*, Common Wallaroo | Koala* | Brushtail Possums & Cuscuses: Common Brushtail Possum* | Pygmy-Possums: Western Pygmy-Possum | Carnivorous Marsupials: Common Dunnart

    Monotremes

    Short-beaked Echidna

    Placental Mammals

    Bats: Chocolate Wattled Bat, Little Forest Bat, Gould's Wattled Bat, Southern Free-tailed Bat, White-striped Free-tailed Bat | Rodents: Bush Rat, Swamp Rat, Water Rat (Rakali)

    * Denotes sighting chance as high or common

    Suggested Tour: Murray River Walk

    Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights
    Type: Shared 

    Immerse yourself in four easy days of hiking along Australia's greatest river. Exploring this river oasis that brings life to the outback, friendly guides will share the region's incredible birdlife, marsupials and reptiles.

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  • September,October,November, Riverland, South Australia

    Riverland - Spring Sightings for Land Mammals & Marsupials

    Marsupials

    Kangaroos & Macropods: Western Grey Kangaroo*, Red Kangaroo*, Common Wallaroo | Koala* | Brushtail Possums & Cuscuses: Common Brushtail Possum* | Pygmy-Possums: Western Pygmy-Possum | Carnivorous Marsupials: Common Dunnart

    Monotremes

    Short-beaked Echidna

    Placental Mammals

    Bats: Chocolate Wattled Bat, Little Forest Bat, Gould's Wattled Bat, Southern Free-tailed Bat, White-striped Free-tailed Bat | Rodents: Bush Rat, Swamp Rat, Water Rat (Rakali)

    * Denotes sighting chance as high or common

    Suggested Tour: Murray River Safari

    Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights
    Type: Shared 

    Experience the diverse wildlife offerings where Australia's river oasis meets the outback. This multi-activity wildlife safari along Australia's greatest river includes guided walks, canoeing, an outback drive and open back cruising, combined with luxurious houseboat accommodation and superb dining including local wines.

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  • Platypus

    January,February,December, Tasmania

    Tasmania - Summer Sightings for Land Mammals & Marsupials

    Marsupials

    Kangaroos & Macropods: Forester Kangaroo*, Bennett's Wallaby*, Tasmanian Pademelon* | Wombats: Common Wombat* | Rat Kangaroos: Tasmanian Bettong, Long-nosed Potoroo | Brushtail Possums & Cuscuses: Common Brushtail Possum* | Ringtail Possums & Greater Gliders: Common Ringtail Possum* | Pygmy-Possums: Little Pygmy-Possum, Eastern Pygmy-Possum | Carnivorous Marsupials: Tasmanian Devil, Eastern Quoll, Spotted-tailed Quoll, Tasmanian Dusky Antechinus, Swamp Antechinus, Tasman Peninsula Antechinus, White-footed Dunnart  | Bandicoots & Bilbies: Southern Brown Bandicoot, Eastern Barred Bandicoot

    Monotremes

    Short-beaked Echidna | Platypus

    Placental Mammals

    Bats: Little Forest Bat, Southern Forest Bat, Large Forest Bat, Chocolate Wattled Bat, Goulds Wattled Bat, Lesser long-eared Bat, Tasmanian Long-eared Bat | Rodents: Swamp Rat, Water Rat (Rakali), Long-tailed Mouse, New Holland Mouse, Broad-toothed Rat

    * Denotes sighting chance as high or common

    How to find these species

    Guides - Elise"The summer months are a peak time to see young carnivorous marsupials including Tasmanian Devils, Spotted-tailed and Eastern Quolls, particularly on our private trips to the Central Highlands. December is also the time to keep a lookout for baby possums riding around on their mother’s back. Common Wombats avoid the heat of the day, coming out to graze in the early mornings and evenings, when temperatures are lower. Although the wombat may breed at any time of the year, mating most often occurs during winter, so at this time, baby wombats can be seen in tow with their mothers. Forester Kangaroos, Bennett’s Wallabies and Tasmanian Pademelons are also commonly sighted with their young at this time."

    Elise Tardieu, Specialist Guide

    Suggested Tour: 9 Day Western Wilderness & Wildlife Encounter

    Duration: 9 Days/8 Nights
    Type: Private, Shared Departures

    On the east coast, experience a mix of beautiful eucalypt forests, spectacular coastlines, and tranquil bays, including Maria Island, Freycinet Peninsula, Bay of Fires and Cataract Gorge. On the west coast, visit incredible alpine regions, the contrasting east and west coastlines, Cradle Mountain National Park, quaint fishermen villages and old mining towns.

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  • Long-nosed Potoroo

    March,April,May, Tasmania

    Tasmania - Autumn Sightings for Land Mammals & Marsupials

    Marsupials

    Kangaroos & Macropods: Forester Kangaroo*, Bennett's Wallaby*, Tasmanian Pademelon* | Wombats: Common Wombat* | Rat Kangaroos: Tasmanian Bettong, Long-nosed Potoroo | Brushtail Possums & Cuscuses: Common Brushtail Possum* | Ringtail Possums & Greater Gliders: Common Ringtail Possum* | Pygmy-Possums: Little Pygmy-Possum, Eastern Pygmy-Possum | Carnivorous Marsupials: Tasmanian Devil, Eastern Quoll, Spotted-tailed Quoll, Tasmanian Dusky Antechinus, Swamp Antechinus, Tasman Peninsula Antechinus, White-footed Dunnart  | Bandicoots & Bilbies: Southern Brown Bandicoot, Eastern Barred Bandicoot

    Monotremes

    Short-beaked Echidna | Platypus

    Placental Mammals

    Bats: Little Forest Bat, Southern Forest Bat, Large Forest Bat, Chocolate Wattled Bat, Goulds Wattled Bat, Lesser long-eared Bat, Tasmanian Long-eared Bat | Rodents: Swamp Rat, Water Rat (Rakali), Long-tailed Mouse, New Holland Mouse, Broad-toothed Rat

    * Denotes sighting chance as high or common

    How to find these species

    Guides - Elise"Macropod joeys such as Forester Kangaroos, Bennett’s Wallabies, Tasmanian Pademelons and Long-nosed Potoroos are typically weaned off their mothers around this time and follow their mothers around. Common Brushtail and Ringtail Possums also typically give birth from April onwards, with a couple of young remaining in the pouch for about four months. This time of year also provides opportunities to see Short-beaked Echidnas before they enter periods of hibernation and Common Wombats, that are abundant at various national parks including Narawntapu and Cradle Mountain."

    Elise Tardieu, Specialist Guide

    Suggested Tour: 9 Day Western Wilderness & Wildlife Encounter

    Duration: 9 Days/8 Nights
    Type: Private, Shared Departures

    On the east coast, experience a mix of beautiful eucalypt forests, spectacular coastlines, and tranquil bays, including Maria Island, Freycinet Peninsula, Bay of Fires and Cataract Gorge. On the west coast, visit incredible alpine regions, the contrasting east and west coastlines, Cradle Mountain National Park, quaint fishermen villages and old mining towns.

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  • Bennett's Wallaby

    June,July,August, Tasmania

    Tasmania - Winter Sightings for Land Mammals & Marsupials

    Marsupials

    Kangaroos & Macropods: Forester Kangaroo*, Bennett's Wallaby*, Tasmanian Pademelon* | Wombats: Common Wombat* | Rat Kangaroos: Tasmanian Bettong, Long-nosed Potoroo | Brushtail Possums & Cuscuses: Common Brushtail Possum* | Ringtail Possums & Greater Gliders: Common Ringtail Possum* | Pygmy-Possums: Little Pygmy-Possum, Eastern Pygmy-Possum | Carnivorous Marsupials: Tasmanian Devil, Eastern Quoll, Spotted-tailed Quoll, Tasmanian Dusky Antechinus, Swamp Antechinus, Tasman Peninsula Antechinus, White-footed Dunnart  | Bandicoots & Bilbies: Southern Brown Bandicoot, Eastern Barred Bandicoot

    Monotremes

    Platypus

    Placental Mammals

    Bats: Little Forest Bat, Southern Forest Bat, Large Forest Bat, Chocolate Wattled Bat, Goulds Wattled Bat, Lesser long-eared Bat, Tasmanian Long-eared Bat | Rodents: Swamp Rat, Water Rat (Rakali), Long-tailed Mouse, New Holland Mouse, Broad-toothed Rat

    * Denotes sighting chance as high or common

    How to find these species

    Guides - Elise"Breeding occurs in early winter for Eastern and Spotted-tail Quolls with females giving birth to up to 30 young, however, with only six teats, there is a high mortality rate. Our best chance to see them is on our private tours through the Central Highlands. The cooler conditions are ideal for spotting a range of marsupials including Common Wombats, Long-nosed Potoroos, Forester Kangaroos, Bennett’s Wallabies and Tasmanian Pademelons."

    Elise Tardieu, Specialist Guide

    Suggested Tour: 9 Day Western Wilderness & Wildlife Encounter

    Duration: 9 Days/8 Nights
    Type: Private, Shared Departures

    On the east coast, experience a mix of beautiful eucalypt forests, spectacular coastlines, and tranquil bays, including Maria Island, Freycinet Peninsula, Bay of Fires and Cataract Gorge. On the west coast, visit incredible alpine regions, the contrasting east and west coastlines, Cradle Mountain National Park, quaint fishermen villages and old mining towns.

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  • Albino Red-necked Wallaby

    September,October,November, Tasmania

    Tasmania - Spring Sightings for Land Mammals & Marsupials

    Marsupials

    Kangaroos & Macropods: Forester Kangaroo*, Bennett's Wallaby*, Tasmanian Pademelon* | Wombats: Common Wombat* | Rat Kangaroos: Tasmanian Bettong, Long-nosed Potoroo | Brushtail Possums & Cuscuses: Common Brushtail Possum* | Ringtail Possums & Greater Gliders: Common Ringtail Possum* | Pygmy-Possums: Little Pygmy-Possum, Eastern Pygmy-Possum | Carnivorous Marsupials: Tasmanian Devil, Eastern Quoll, Spotted-tailed Quoll, Tasmanian Dusky Antechinus, Swamp Antechinus, Tasman Peninsula Antechinus, White-footed Dunnart  | Bandicoots & Bilbies: Southern Brown Bandicoot, Eastern Barred Bandicoot

    Monotremes

    Short-beaked Echidna | Platypus

    Placental Mammals

    Bats: Little Forest Bat, Southern Forest Bat, Large Forest Bat, Chocolate Wattled Bat, Goulds Wattled Bat, Lesser long-eared Bat, Tasmanian Long-eared Bat | Rodents: Swamp Rat, Water Rat (Rakali), Long-tailed Mouse, New Holland Mouse, Broad-toothed Rat

    * Denotes sighting chance as high or common

    How to find these species

    Guides - Elise"Spring is the peak season for seeing a number of Tasmania’s baby marsupials as they leave the pouch for the first time including Forester Kangaroos, Bennett’s Wallabies, Tasmanian Pademelons, Common Brushtail and Ringtail Possums. The island’s population of Tasmanian Devils emerge from their dens with imps (baby devils) often seen on their backs towards the start of spring. Common Wombats are also abundant at this time, especialy across Cradle Mountain."

    Elise Tardieu, Specialist Guide

    Suggested Tour: 9 Day Western Wilderness & Wildlife Encounter

    Duration: 9 Days/8 Nights
    Type: Private, Shared Departures

    On the east coast, experience a mix of beautiful eucalypt forests, spectacular coastlines, and tranquil bays, including Maria Island, Freycinet Peninsula, Bay of Fires and Cataract Gorge. On the west coast, visit incredible alpine regions, the contrasting east and west coastlines, Cradle Mountain National Park, quaint fishermen villages and old mining towns.

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