Koalas, sometimes referred to as Koala Bears, are native to Australia and, believe it or not, aren’t actually bears at all. Instead, they are marsupials, carrying their young in pouches. Right now, there are around 80,000 koalas in Australia. While they can be difficult to find in the wild, it’s worth a shot. Avoid paying to see captive koalas. Instead, look out for them in Port Stephens National Park or on Raymond Island in Victoria.
Another Australian native animal is the kangaroo. They are another marsupial and even feature on the Australian national coat of arms! Bear in mind that kangaroos can be aggressive, so never approach one and keep your distance at all times. They can be found on the aptly named Kangaroo Island, which is protected land with national parks and reserves.
These, of course, are just a few suggestions that will help you to tick plenty of your to-do boxes while you’re away in Australia. Hopefully, a few will work in your favour and will help you to have the best trip possible!