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Wildlife & zoos

The Murray region is alive with hundreds of species of native flora and fauna, and autumn, winter and spring are the best times to see the abundance of wildlife animate the natural landscape. See kangaroos, emus and lizards in their natural habitat. Go birdwatching in the bush and try to spot everything from wedge-tailed eagles, major mitchell cockatoos and parrots to wrens, pelicans and Mallee fowls.

Floodplains and sunsets

Soak up the spectacular Mallee sunsets and floodplain birdlife at Hattah-Kulkyne National Park near Mildura or stroll along the riverside boardwalk at Red Cliffs Scenic Reserve to see the whistling kites, peregrine falcons or pelicans. Take a 4WD trip through beautiful river red gum forests and keep an eye out for wildlife at Kings Billabong and the Pink Lakes in the Murray-Sunset National Park.

Birdwatching in Echuca

Trek through the lagoons and billabongs of Barmah State Park and Forest east of Echuca, where you'll find large native bird rookeries. Nearby Ulupna Island is home of koalas and kangaroos, which can be easily seen in their natural setting. The towering eucalypts lining the riverbanks and wetlands around Gunbower Island provide the perfect habitat for countless species of birds and protected populations of kangaroos, emus, goannas, possums and snakes.

Wonga Wetlands: a bushwalker's haven

Bring your binoculars, set off on a bush walk and spot over 150 different bird species that live among the trails at Wonga Wetlands, about 7 kilometres west of Albury-Wodonga. The wetlands cover about 80 hectares on the Murray River floodplain, making it the perfect home for a whole host of winged wildlife.

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Wildlife & zoos

Wildlife, zoos & farms

Kyabram Fauna Park

The Park has the second largest collection of Australian Fauna in Victoria, including Koalas, Alpine Dingoes, Owls, Snakes, Wombats, Kangaroos,...

National parks & reserves

Hattah-Kulkyne National Park

Hattah-Kulkyne National Park lies in typical mallee country with extensive low scrub and open native pine woodland. Superbly adapted birds, animals...

National parks & reserves

Murray-Sunset National Park

Murray-Sunset National Park, in Victoria's far north-west corner, is in one of the few remaining semi-arid regions in the world where the environment...

National parks & reserves

Barmah National Park

Take a trip out to the Sun Country and discover an adventure lover's paradise, which is home to the largest River Red Gum forest in the world.

Nature & wildlife

The Murray River

A mountain stream in its upper reaches, the river turns into a meandering river lined with magnificent forests of red gum and sandy beaches.

Lakes & waterways

Reed Beds Bird Hide Boardwalk

Reed Beds Bird Hide at Mathoura is a birdwatcher’s paradise; with different birds to see every time you visit, you’ll never grow tired of this pretty...

Lakes & waterways

Wonga Wetlands

A sanctuary for birdwatchers, field naturalists, photographers and bushwalking groups, wandering Wonga Wetlands is a fantastic way to wind down and...

Nature & wildlife


Spot one of the many species of birds that nest in the varied habitats around Victoria.


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