Macropods (Kangaroos & Wallabies)

Information on where to find them around the Perth region

Western Grey Kangaroo

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Western Grey Kangaroo @ Cheynes Beach, Albany

This is the most common kangaroo in the Perth area.  The best places to see them

  • Heirrisson Island

This is a small island just outside the CBD of Perth.  There is a small population (perhaps deemed captive as they are fenced from the road) on the Western side of the island.  Park at the carpark on the Eastern side of the island and head under the road and through the fence – often found in the shaded vegetation and can be quite tame.  also accessible by public transport to the eastern end of Adelaide Tce (or Western end of Victoria Park) and then walking to the island across the bridge.

  • Serpentine Falls

Popular with picnicker & bbqers the kangaroos are often seen on the grassed areas near where you park.

  • Yanchep National Park

Often found around Lake McNess on the grass in front of the pub.  There is also a captive population of Koala’s here but they are not native to Western Australia.

Quokka

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Quokka @ Rottnest Is.

Rottnest Island is the place to see Quokka’s easily- they are found throughout the island and are pretty tame – you can go for a day trip with a couple of different ferry

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Quokka & Joey @ Rottnest Is.

companies.  They often get fed all sorts by tourists so the condition of the animals can be poor.
Small remanent populations of Quokka can also be found in the SW forests but they are hard to see and are under pressure from clearing and predation by introduced red foxes and feral cats.

Woylie

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Woylie under red spotlight @ Karakamia Sanctuary (AWC), Chittering

info to come

Tammar Wallaby

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Tammar Wallaby @ Karakamia Sanctuary (AWC), Chittering

info to come

Black-flanked Rock Wallaby

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Black-flanked Rock Wallaby @ Nangeen Hill (WWF)

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Black-flanked Rock Wallaby @ Mt Caroline Reserve

 

 

info to come

Western Brush Wallaby

info to come