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Places To Spot Animals


We are so fortunate to have many visitors share their encounters with our fury friends in Sun Country. Your chances of spotting kangaroos or koalas in the following places is high.

Koalas
Ulupna Island is bounded by the Murray River and Ulupna Creek and can be accessed from the Murray Valley Highway on the western side of Strathmerton.

An early morning or late afternoon visit to this region will not disappoint, with sightings of kangaroos and koalas a common occurrence.

The best way to spot koalas is to park your car at Carters Beach then walk along the tracks looking up into the canopy's of the tall redgum trees. Looking underneath the trees for fresh green droppings is also a great way to find koalas resting above in the tree tops. The droppings look like olive seeds.

Spotting Kangaroos
Kangaroos are best sighted feeding in the early mornings and evenings. During the day they usually lay about in large mobs and spotting their ears through the scrub can be a challenge. A top spot to see kangaroos is at the area known as Red Gum Retreat on Ulupna Island. After you cross the Ulupna Bridge turn left into Red Gum Retreat, follow the track around and into the reserve. These tracks also lead to beautiful sandy beaches that are home to koalas.

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Thompson's Beach Cobram
One of Australia's largest inland beaches Thompson's Beach located in Cobram, is a popular place to see koalas in their natural habitat. There are tracks along the beach and through the reserve bush land that are easy to walk along.
Sometimes koalas walk right by you or climb down their trees to relocate especially if you sit quietly and observe.

Please Note:
Never approach koalas, they have large claws and can be aggressive when defending themselves. Also in hot, dry summers, koalas will drink from the river and when very thirsty will drink from a container placed on the ground, never pour water into their mouth this can enter the lungs and harm them.