While most tourists (especially those from Asia and Europe) delight in seeing native wildlife when traveling through South Gippsland, over the last 20 years or so, more of the Eastern Grey Kangaroo have been noticed on farmland and roadsides where the smaller wallabies once reigned supreme.
On our property in Foster, they didn’t bother us much as they easily bounded over the fences and really only stooped underneath them where wombats had previously left their dugouts. We occasionally spotted them grazing on short tufts of grass in the early morning or evenings, but if you want to see them in hoards, a trip to Wilsons Prom National Park will always net you the best pictures.
This one was seen near the small township of Meeniyan and seemed to be fairly accustomed to seeing the odd human or two.
Most tourists coming to Australia are eager to see our native wildlife and one of the best places to view them in their natural state has always been in the Australian National Parks, particularly at Wilsons Promontory.
Only a short few minutes drive after entering the main gates, we usually see kangaroos and emus in the clearing on the left hand side of the road. Wombats are more easy to spot in the evening, but driving after dark means taking more caution on the roads so we give them time to move off to the side and not dazzle them with our headlights.
These Eastern Grey Kangaroos are often found grazing on grassy plains, local football ovals, in paddocks and even close to the center of our Capital City in Canberra.
Wildlife, roos, emus, wombats and birds are fairly easy to see on the terrific walking tracks at Wilsons Prom too, especially if you take off early in the morning before they’re bothered by others with the same idea.
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