Iconic Kangaroos, wallabies and wallaroos

Big Kangaroos at St. Lawrence

When people hear the word kangaroo they straight away think of Australia. I was one of them. Before I came to Australia one of the points on my bucket list was to see a mob of kangaroos hopping to the setting sun. It didn’t take me long to put a tick next to it because […]

Where to find platypus? – a shy and unique mammal

where to find platypus

Platypus is one of the most unusual animals. Scientists who examined this animal for the first time were under the impression that someone fabricated it from a duck, beaver and otter.  And when I see this cute animal I start to think that mother nature really sticked together a bill and webbed feet from the […]

Fruit bats – excellent vision pollinators

Fruit bats

Fruit bats are also known as flying foxes. Those nomadic animals like the northern parts of Australia, but they also live in Victoria, NSW and South Australia.  We often see them during our trips. Yes, they smell. We often know they are close without seeing them due to their natural stinky odour. However we also […]

Australian Buffalo -unwanted resident of Northern Territory

Australian Buffalo

Australian buffalo were imported into Australia in the 19th century. They were used as working animals and source of meat for the remote northern outposts. Life was difficult and lots of these places were abandoned. When that happened the Australian buffalo were released, and became feral. The feral Australian buffalo has been a major environmental […]