If there’s any place in the world that has its fair share of cute, fun and cuddly animals, it’s Australia – and more specifically, South Australia. The abundance of wildlife goes unmatched, with the homes of these furry (and not so) friends complementing their personalities. Here are some of the best spots we recommend across the state:
Kangaroos are littered across the island and are extremely friendly because they’re so used to the company of humans.
To complement this experience, you can trot along the beach and watch the seal pups play as they bask in the sun – it’s unbelievably cute! Don’t forget to keep an eye out for echidnas throughout your journey too. These spiky friends can frequently be seen in the wild as you explore the island, as well as at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.
The Eyre Peninsula
In the water, you’ll encounter whales and dolphins just a short swim off the shore, while the option to dive and snorkel with these animals is also available. You can go one step further and decide to scuba dive with cuttlefish and leafy sea dragons – but be warned, they’re huge!
If you decide to venture to the Head of Blight – a fully protected marine park – these waters are often riddled with southern right whales. If you want to get a little closer, you can venture on the boardwalk that’ll take you much closer. You’ll be able to see them train their new calves and listen to the noise their blowhole makes when they take deep breaths.
The Yorke Peninsula
Nothing can compare to escaping the hustle and bustle of city life and venturing to the Yorke Peninsula – especially when you can socialise with all the wildlife! Say g’day to animals such as emus, wallabies and dolphins, which are found just off the shore. There are even seals that venture up on to the shore to say hello! They’re friendly so don’t fret if they get close.
Pictured is Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Image courtesy of iStock: 175656703