The seemingly awkward stance. The bright, curious stare. The graceful and effortless way they hop from one area to another. Whatever the reason, the world is truly fascinated with Australia’s favourite marsupial.
Needless to say, a visit to Australia is not complete without spotting kangaroos in the wild. But because they live in various locations throughout the country, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and confused where to take your family and friends ‘roo spotting. No need to fret though, because we’ve listed down the best places to spot kangaroos wherever you are in Australia.
New South Wales
BY Kyle Taylor
If you’re travelling around New South Wales, we recommend stopping by at Murramang National Park in the state’s South Coast region. The surrounding areas of Coffs Harbour are also great for kangaroos spotting. Look At Me Now Headland which is located in Emerald Beach, as well as Safety Beach Golf Course near Woolgoolga are just two of the state’s best places you can go to.
BY F Delventhal
If you want to spot kangaroos in Queensland, you’d need to head off to the coast, which is pretty much what you’d do if you want top go kangaroo spotting anywhere in Australia. In Queensland, you’d have to head off to Cape Hillsborough national park, which is easily accessible if you’re coming in from Mackay. Take snapshots of eastern grey kangaroos frolicking along the shore.
You can also board a ferry to magnetic Island to see (not kangaroos) rock wallabies. If you’re on a day trip from Toowoomba, check out brush-tailed rock wallabies at Crows Nest National Park.
BY Hey Explorer
The best place to spot kangaroos in Tasmania is definitely Narawntapu National Park, which you can easily drive to if you’re coming in from either Tamar Valley or Launceston. You can also drive your campervan to Freycinet National Park to see some adorable wallabies. The park, by the way, is a quick drive from Coles bay.
BY Kyle Taylor
Although inland, Canberra in ACT is actually one of the best places in the country for kangaroo spotting. There are plenty of eastern greys that stroll the area and there are many spots you can see them in the city. Namadji National Park and the viewing platform at Mount Ainslie are two of the best places in Canberra for kangaroo spotting.
BY Jon Connell
It’s actually difficult to identify kangaroo hotspots in NT, because there are more wallabies living in the region. There aren’t really areas we can pin down as kangaroo spotting hotspots. So if you’re in the NT and want to spot black footed rock wallabies, drive your campervan rental to Alice Springs.
You can spot wallabies from several spots from the town centre all the way to MacDonell ranges. For closer encounters and better photo ops, head on over to Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve. If you’re on a day trip from Darwin, Litchfield National Park is the best place to spot these cute and furry micropods.
BY Paul Alsman and Jill Lenoble
If a place is called “Kangaroo Island”, you can bet there is a good chance you will spot kangaroos anytime during your stay. Flinders Chase National Park is the top spot to encounter the – wait for it – Kangaroo Island kangaroo, as well as other wildlife species. There is also a good chance of spotting western grey kangas at Adelaide’s Belair national park, plus the park provides an array of outdoor activities so you’d have plenty to keep you busy, whether you see kangaroos or not.
There you have it. Our list of kangaroo hotspots in Australia you can drive your campervan to. Do you agree with our list? Let others know by clicking on the social media buttons below and share with your friends. Think we missed a few places? Hop on the comments section and tell us your favourite kangaroo hotspots in Australia!