Grey Kangaroos Encroaching On Towns

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.

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Kangaroos and Wildlife

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.

See more great pictures of our favourite national park at –

Eastern Grey Kangaroos grazing on roadside

The Best Beach Sunsets Are At Wilsons Promontory

Beach Sunset At Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park is an unspoilt wilderness area on the south eastern tip of Australia.

It is a wonderful place for bush walking through incredibly diverse landscapes and walking side-by-side with native animals…kangaroos, emus, crimson Rosella’s, wallabies and wombats just to name a few.

But without a doubt it is also the most incredible place to catch a magnificent sunset. This photograph was taken at Cotters Beach. A place with aboriginal artifacts and interesting driftwood to be found as you comb the beach in search of treasures.

Of course, everything you find is protected by law and must stay where it is, but it provides us with a fascinating place to walk and explore.

To see other photographs of the area and find out more information,visit http://south-gippsland.com/cotters-lake.htm. There are so many interesting things to see and do in South Gippsland.

Baby Wombat At Wilsons Promontory

Baby Wombat At Wilsons Promontory

We found this baby wombat wandering on the side of the road near Cotters Lake at Wilsons Promontory National Park in Victoria, Australia. My daughter thought he was really cute…and so do the tourists.

But some of the farmers in South Gippsland find them a menace, as more and more dig burrows in the open paddocks, as less of the natural bushland is available for them to make a home in.

Thank heaven for places like National Parks that allow them to roam freely. Wilsons Promontory is a superbly maintained area of wilderness with a perfect mix of accessible walking tracks that still allow us to see these animals in the wild, with little disturbance to the creatures themselves.

This week in the RACV magazine, Wilsons Prom was named as the place you would most likely to be able to photograph kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and emus…and they’re right. Each time we visit the area we’ve taken great shots of each of these precious Native Australian animals.

To see some other great photographs and find out more about Wilsons Promontory Walking Tracks, go to http://south-gippsland.com/wilsonsprom-tracks.htm. There’s so much more to see and do in South Gippsland!

By the way, the photograph of this young wombat is fairly close to a life size replica too.

Crimson Rosellas Hoping To Snatch A Tasty Morsel

Crimson Rosella

Wilsons Promontory National Park on the south-eastern tip of Australia, is a protected, unspoilt wilderness area where a diverse array of native flora and fauna can easily be seen from the many walking tracks, boardwalks, beaches, rivers and mountain tops.

These brightly coloured crimson rosellas sat on my daughters shoulder and even pinched some food from out of her hand while we were eating lunch.

The area is well signed, warning people not to feed the animals as it can cause dependency, illness and menacing behaviours. Parks Victoria (who maintain the national park) have done a terrific job to create an environment where the wildlife can be viewed and photographed, yet remain in their natural habitat.

To see more great photographs or find out more about the walking tracks at Wilsons Promontory National Park, go to http://south-gippsland.com/wilsonsprom-tracks.htm. You might be surprised with what you find!