& PLACES TO SEE UNIQUE AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS
Australia has heaps of unique animals only to be found living in the wild in Australia. Favorites of mine include the Kangaroo, Koala Bear, Wombats and the Quoka (The Quoka lives on Rotnest Island)
There are many Wildlife Parks in Western Australia and places to see Unique Australian animals. In fact you often see some Australian animals out in the wild including Kangaroos, Emus, Parrots, Dolphins and Whales.
YANCHEP NATIONAL PARK
Yanchep National Park is one of the States oldest National Parks situated about 50km North of the CBD. Take a picnic and spend the day there. Visit the Koala colony, take a tour round the caves or just go on one of the many walks as you enjoy the wildlife and native bush.
MARMION MARINE PARK
Marmion Marine Park can be found off the northern suburb coast of Perth between Trigg Island and Burns Beach.
Declared a marine park in May 1987, Marmion Marine Park was the state's first marine park. You can snorkel or dive the reefs and enjoy the large variety of sealife including blue devils, banded sweep, horseshoe leatherjackets and dusky morwong to name a few.
Other marine mammals regularly spotted are the bottlenose dolphin and the Australian Sea Lion. Oh and humpback whales also swim past the park during their migration, usually September thru to November.
ARMADALE REPTILE & WILDLIFE CENTRE
Armadale Reptile & Wildlife Centre opened in 1995 with the aim of enableing people to see native wildlife in natural surroundings. The centre wnated to help folk identify animals that they may encounter in the bush or possibly their homes or backyards, particularly venomous or non-venomous snakes.
Rottnest Island is located approximately 32 kilometers west of Perth and 19 kilometers west of the port city of Fremantle in Western Australia.
The Island can be reached by a short ferry ride (between 30 mins to an hour) or aeroplane trip from Jandakot airport
The quokka is a unique animal to Rottnest. It is a small marsupial, which has the appearance of a pint-sized kangaroo.
CAVERESHAM WILDLIFE PARK
Caversham Wildlife Park is located in the Swan Valley, it can be found inside Whiteman Park and is open every day with the exception of Christmas Day.
Swim with the Rockingham Dolphins or go on a Dolphin watch tour.
You can even get a courtesy bus from Perth down to Rockingham and back
COHUNU KOALA PARK
Cohunu Koala Park is located at the top of the Darling Range where you can enjoy some fantastic views of Perth.
At the park you will see wombats, emus, deer, talking parrots and dingoes. You can hand feed the kangaroos and wallabies, cuddle a koala (there is a charge)and have your photo taken.
Cohunu Koala Park also has a giant bird aviary that is home to over 20 species of native birds.
Perth Zoo is located on Labouchere Road, South Perth, just five minutes from Perth CBD.
You can get to Perth Zoo via a ferry which leaves the Barack Street Jetty every 30m mins (15 mins during peak hours) and takes you to Mends Street Jetty in South Perth. The Zoo is just a short walk from Mends Street Jetty.
There is plenty of parking should you prefer to drive or for those more energetic of you there are cycle ways and footpaths.
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