Kangaroos on Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Where to see Australia's animals

From iconic kangaroos hopping across the countryside to adorable koalas snoozing in eucalyptus trees. Book your visit to Australia with Qantas and discover a world of enchanting wildlife with an endless choice of zoos, sanctuaries, and attractions.


Book a giraffe encounter Giraffe at Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo

Home to over 5,000 animals of 340 species, Sydney’s most famous and oldest wildlife haven also provides breathtaking views of the spectacular Sydney harbour. Experience Australia’s wildlife through guided tours, educational shows and a rich showcase of culture.

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Sydney Zoo

Witness native kangaroos and wallabies hopping freely before your eyes at Sydney Zoo. This charming park at the heart of Western Sydney pays tribute to Aboriginal culture and embraces the native creatures that roam this land, both big and small.

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Featherdale Wildlife Park

Famous for the world’s largest collection of Australian animals and the largest number of koalas in NSW, Featherdale Wildlife Park is an adventure for the whole family. Meet the inhabitants up close and discover why they’re beloved country wide.

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Book a meerkat encounter Meerkat at Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo

Take a break from the bustling city and enjoy the natural beauty and splendour of Melbourne Zoo. Whether you’re visiting the majestic Asian Elephants or petting a family of meerkats, you can enjoy encounters great and small with ease. 

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Book a koala boardwalk Koala at Koala Conservation Reserve

Koala Conservation Reserve

Wander the treetop boardwalks of the Koala Conservation Reserve and see the adorable marsupials up close. There’s no better way to appreciate Australia’s wildlife than with this heart-warming adventure.

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Book a wombat encounter Wombat at Ballarat Wildlife Park

Ballarat Wildlife Park

The perfect family destination to meet some of Australia’s friendliest creatures. Watch a live show, pet a wombat or enjoy a lovely picnic with a stunning outback view, all just an hour drive from Melbourne.

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Watch the Penguin Parade Penguin Parade on Philip Island

Philip Island

Just a 90-minute drive from Melbourne, you can catch a glimpse of the charming marching penguins of Philip Island. Watch these lovely seabirds waddle back to the ocean in a truly unique encounter.

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Book a live wildlife show Tourists at Australia Zoo

Australia Zoo

Founded by Australian legend, Steve Irwin, Australia Zoo is the biggest animal kingdom destination in the world. From cute to cuddly, discover your favourite animals like never before. Save 10% off entry when you book your international flight to Australia with Qantas Passenger Perks.

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Book a Birds of Lost Valley tour Birds at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Just a short drive from Gold Coast Airport, no place does an electrifying bird show like Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Take flight with the giant wedge-tail eagle or feed the beautiful lorikeets as they rest on your shoulders.

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Book a dolphin feeding Dolphins at Moreton Island

Moreton Island

Hop aboard the Micat ferry for a unique opportunity to feed wild dolphins on their nightly swim and witness some of Australia’s most playful marine life.

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Perth Zoo

Your visit to Perth Zoo promises a natural paradise of iconic Australian animals and lush scenery. Visit the bush habitat of wallabies and kangaroos or take your experience to new heights with a giraffe feed.

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Book a Birds of Prey forest walk Eagle at Eagles Heritage

Eagles Heritage

Australia’s marvellous birds of prey take flight around the vast sanctuary of Eagles Heritage. A self-guided stroll through the forest offers a unique encounter with the stunning eagles and owls that call it home.

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Book a dolphin swim Dolphin at Perth Wildlife Encounters

Perth Wildlife Encounters

Dive deep and snorkel with Australia’s native bottlenose dolphins or witness penguin feeding up close. Save 20% off Perth Wildlife Encounters tickets with Qantas Passenger Perks.

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Book a quokka encounter Quokka on Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island

Catch a ferry from Perth to Rottnest Island, a hidden paradise that’s home to a friendly population of quokkas. These iconic creatures will steal your heart with their natural smile as you experience the splendour of the island’s beautiful landscape.

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Around Australia

Book a crocodile cage swim Crocodile at Crocosaurus Cove

Crocosaurus Cove, Darwin

At the heart of Darwin CBD, Crocosaurus Cove is where you can catch Australia’s ancient reptiles in action. Be daring and observe a huge aquarium of saltwater crocodiles in transparent cages. Enjoy 20% off Crocosaurus Cove with Qantas Passenger Perks.

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Book a self-guided tour Koala at Port Macquarie Koala Hospital

Port Macquarie Koala Hospital

Visit a family of koalas in an idyllic bushland setting at Port Macquarie Koala Hospital. Wander the sanctuary story walk and spend a day in the natural habitat of Australia’s treasured marsupials.

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Book a giraffe encounter Giraffes at Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo

Ride a buggy around Dubbo Zoo for an authentic safari experience. See your favourite Australian animals up close in various interactive exhibitions for a day that combines education with entertainment.

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Save on flights within Australia with Qantas Explorer

Book an International Economy flight to Australia through Qantas Explorer and you can save on flights within the country. So, whether you plan on landing in Sydney for a day at Taronga Zoo or flying up the coast to visit the Moreton Island dolphins, Qantas Explorer can help you see more for less.

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Book an International Economy flight to Australia and access incredible discounts on endless experiences with Qantas Passenger Perks. Enjoy 20% off tickets to Crocosaurus Cove or 10% off your next visit to Australia Zoo. When you book with Qantas, the journey is just the beginning.

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