Travel through Victoria's vast High Country where you'll enjoy myriad birdwatching opportunities and the chance to witness wildlife in its natural habitat. See kangaroos all year round and encounter swamp wallabies, wombats, echidnas and possums during the summer months. Wombats can even be found in the middle of winter ambling across the snow looking for a patch of grass to feed on. The rare mountain pygmy-possum, the world's only exclusively alpine marsupial, also calls the region home.
Wildlife abounds in the national parks of the region, but here are some of the best viewing spots.
Walk the granite hills, ridges and woodlands of the Warby Ovens National Park to see unique birdlife, including the turquoise parrot, hooded robin and speckled warbler. Make your way out to Chiltern National Park and walk through stringy bark forests to see the rare regent honeyeater, swift parrot, turquoise parrot and square tailed kite. The Winton Wetlands is another birdwatching hotspot, with the reserve boasting populations of peregrine falcons, sea eagles and straw necked ibises.
Head off to Lake Eildon to see kangaroos at dawn or dusk at Candlebark Creek around the Fraser camping area off the UT Creek Road in Eildon.