High Country is a great place to see wildlife in its natural habitat. In summer you may encounter swamp wallabies, wombats, echidnas and possums. Wombats can even be found in the middle of winter ambling across the snow looking for a patch of grass to feed on. Rare or threatened wildlife including the mountain Pygmy-possum, the world's only exclusively alpine marsupial, also inhabit the region. The noisy birdlife includes Gang-gang cockatoos, Pied Currawongs and sleek ravens.
You will encounter plenty of wildlife driving through the national parks of the region, but here are some of the best viewing spots viewing spots.
See kangaroos at dawn or dusk as well as abundant bird life at Candlebark Creek around the Fraser camping area off the UT Creek Road, Eildon
The Pines Clearing near Mansfield
A popular place at dusk, when hundreds of kangaroos come out of the State Forest to graze. Travel approximately 5 kilometres along Walsh's Road to a cleared area just before the Ranger's Hut.
Walsh's Road, off Goughs Road, near Mansfield