A guide to the best time to see Cape Hillsborough kangaroos

A guide to the best time to see Cape Hillsborough kangaroos
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(This post was about the best time to see kangaroos at Cape Hillsborough was updated in March 2019)

 

I am sure everyone in Australia and abroad has seen stunning images of kangaroos on a beautiful beach at dawn. If you are a nature lover and/or a keen photographer and would like to have the opportunity to take your own photographs (or simply enjoy the experience of seeing kangaroos and wallabies in a beautiful setting) the place you need to go is Cape Hillsborough National Park in Queensland

Situated only 50 km north of Mackay,  Cape Hillsborough offers visitors wonderful wildlife experiences and also the opportunity to explore forests, beaches and volcanic headlands. Cape Hillsborough was named by explorer James Cook in 1770. Before European settlement the Yuibera Aboriginal people lived in the area for thousands of years.

Cape Hillsborough offers visits the opportunity to explore and experience the natural beauty of the Mackay region and is a worthwhile addition to any Queensland itinerary.

 

If you are planning a trip to Cape Hillsborough to see the kangaroos and wallabies my guide will help you make the most of your visit. Your questions answered.

 

Are the Cape Hillsborough kangaroos and wallabies wild?

Can I get close to the wildlife at Cape Hillsborough?

What time do I need to be at the beach?

What do I need to take with me to the beach?

What facilities are there at Cape Hillsborough?

What are the accommodation options at Cape Hillsborough?

YouTube video of Cape Hillsborough

Key links and websites

 

 

ARE THE KANGAROOS AND WALLABIES AT CAPE HILLSBOROUGH WILD?

The kangaroos and wallabies come down onto the beach to feed at dawn off the seed pods that have been washed onto the shore and then hop off just after sunrise to chill out for the rest of the day.

Whilst the majority of the animals  are wild there there are a couple of hand-reared  kangaroos who also hop down to the beach for their breakfast.

 

 

CAN I GET CLOSE TO THE WILDLIFE?

You can get quite close to the animals though I would be wary of going too close as these are after all WILD animals.

Do not stand between a kangaroo and the back of the beach. I inadvertently did this and was asked to move. It is important not to make the animals feel trapped and cut off their escape route. If the animals feel uncomfortable they need to be able to leave freely.

A sign giving instructions about seeing kangaroos and wallabies at Cape Hillsborough in Queensland Australia and how to keep safe | The Best Time to See Cape Hillsborough Kangaroos featured by top international travel blog, Tracy's Travels in Time

It also should go without saying – DO NOT FEED THE ANIMALS!

 

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WHAT TIME DO I NEED TO BE AT THE BEACH TO SEE THE CAPE HILLSBOROUGH KANGAROOS?

Early….and I mean early!

You need to be on the beach at sunrise if not a few minutes before. If you arrive too late all you will see is an empty beach with not a kangaroo in sight.

 

If you are driving through the park to the beach be careful as kangaroos are active at dawn. It is entirely possible that they could jump across the road in front of you.

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO TAKE TO THE BEACH?

Do not forget your camera or phone to take some video.

If you are visiting during the cooler months wrap up warmly as it can be really chilly on the beach before the sun rises.

Also bring a hat, sunscreen and mosquito repellant (after being chased down the beach by the biggest scariest insect last time I was there I really would strongly advise insect repellant!)

 

Collage of photo of kangaroos on the beach at Cape Hillsborough

 

WHAT FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE AT CAPE HILLSBOROUGH

There are a number of areas to park your car near the beach. The parking is free.

There are picnic benches near the parking areas.

Toilets are also available near to the beach.

TIP – Why not take a picnic with you and enjoy breakfast at one of the picnic benches once the kangaroos and wallabies have left?

 

 

WHAT ELSE DOES CAPE HILLSBOROUGH HAVE TO OFFER?

Once the kangaroos and wallabies have left the beach you may be wondering what else there is to do at Cape Hillsborough.

 

  • Visit the Diversity Boardwalk (1.2 km return/grade easy) and Yuibera plant trail (1.2 km return/grade easy) to learn about the Yuibera people who have lived in the area for thousands of years.
  • Go for a walk along one of the many hiking tracks – as above plus Beachcomber Cove Track (2.2 km return/grade moderate)
  • Visit the Old Station Tea House for breakfast though note they don’t open until 9 am.
  • Look out for other wildlife in the area. We were lucky to see a huge stag on one occasion as we drove through the park.

 

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WHAT ACCOMMODATION IS AVAILABLE AT CAPE HILLSBOROUGH?

If you are staying in Mackay it is a 30 minute drive to the beach.

I would recommend staying in the park if possible as it is much easier getting up early in the morning if you are a few minutes walk or drive away (especially in winter).

AIRBNB

On our most recent visit to Cape Hillsborough we managed to find an Airbnb about 5 minutes drive away from the beach. It made it so much easier to get there before sunrise and we were probably the only people on the beach for the first 10 minutes!

CAMPING

Camping is available at Cape Hillsborough – check the links at the bottom of the page for further info.

CABINS

There are cabins available near the beach. For more information click the link below.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK ACCOMMODATION AT CAPE HILLSBOROUGH OR MACKAY

 

YOUTUBE VIDEO OF OUR VISITS TO CAPE HILLSBOROUGH

 

KEY LINKS AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

 

 

  • Pets are not permitted in the park.

 

 

  • If you are planning to swim in the ocean you will need a stinger suit.

 

 


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125 Comments

  1. Linda Tallett
    January 20, 2018 / 8:21 am

    Great post Tracy, and amazing photos! Something which is on Mark’s list for a visit one day!

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 21, 2018 / 12:30 am

      We would love to go back so I am sure at some point we can arrange it with you! That would be fun!

  2. Louise Rhodes
    January 20, 2018 / 9:04 am

    Fab photos! It looks such an amazing place to visit…

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 21, 2018 / 12:29 am

      Thanks Louise it was fantastic!

  3. January 20, 2018 / 3:18 pm

    What a great place to visit wildlife in its natural surroundings 🙂 I believe those kangaroos are already used to humans, as they really gets close to them in your photos.

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 21, 2018 / 12:28 am

      Yes they are as its a popular place to visit – best not to get too close though!

  4. January 20, 2018 / 3:26 pm

    Gorgeous place to see kangaroos with the ocean in the back~ 😉 Awesome! We haven’t seen these creatures here, but we had a similar experience in Lucky Bay, next to Esperance in Le Grand NP! Kangaroos go to the beach to chill 😉 It’s very picturesque too!

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 21, 2018 / 12:27 am

      Thanks – it is a beautiful place to visit!

  5. January 20, 2018 / 4:11 pm

    AH you have no idea how much I wanna go to Australia and see those wonderful Kangaroos! They are so beautiful and cute! I am glad to find this blog post before I went, now it will help me to plan my trip! Your photos are stunning!

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 21, 2018 / 12:27 am

      Enjoy your trip when you come over!

  6. Lance
    January 20, 2018 / 5:10 pm

    What an absolutely fun experience. My kids would love this. Your pictures are amazing. Cannot wait to put this on our bucket list.

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 21, 2018 / 12:26 am

      Thanks Lance I am sure the kids will enjoy it!

  7. January 20, 2018 / 5:58 pm

    Australia is so high on our bucket list! I knew kangaroos don’t like it when people get too close but I love the fact that going to the beach early will allow you some (mostly) alone time with them!

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 21, 2018 / 12:26 am

      Yes it is a fantastic experience

  8. Laurence
    January 20, 2018 / 6:30 pm

    Nice! Thanks for sharing this post to when the best time to see Kangaroos. Nice post with the Kangaroo, that’s so cool! So they’re not scared of people?

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 21, 2018 / 12:25 am

      No not at all I think they are used to them! Glad you enjoyed the post!

  9. January 21, 2018 / 3:57 am

    Wow, beautiful photos! I’ve never been to Australia but would love to. And even more would love to see a kangaroo in its natural habitat. Nature & wildlife are great. #FlyAwayFriday

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 8:20 am

      Thanks Liana – definitely go to Cape Hillsborough when you visit Australia!

  10. January 21, 2018 / 8:11 pm

    This is so cool! I never knew kangaroos lived so close to the beach and even visited the beach, just brilliant! Maybe a dumb question but… what are they eating? Seaweed I guess?

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 8:17 am

      I am not sure I think so! I will find out!

  11. January 21, 2018 / 8:38 pm

    How cool to see kangaroos and wallabies in the wild! When I usually see pictures of them, it’s usually in a zoo or a sanctuary so this is so neat to see. Being an American, it’s fascinating to think about how cool “wild animals” are in other countries.

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 8:17 am

      Thanks Christine – definitely and I loved your post about Chobe too!

  12. January 23, 2018 / 11:26 am

    Wow these are definitely fantastic shots of the sunrise with the kangaroos on the beach! I’m not usually an early morning person, but to get these pictures, i’d be more than happy to wake up really early and watch the kangaroos. I haven’t been to Australia yet but I do plan to go there early 2019 and hopefully I’ll get to see such great sights! Thanks for the tips and recommendations.

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 24, 2018 / 9:19 am

      Thank you – enjoy your visit!

  13. January 23, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    Ahh that I didnt stumbled upon your post much earlier…like in 2014! I would definitely wake up before the sun to catch a perfect shot of the kangaroos at the Cape Hillsborough! So unique experience! We are going back to Australia for sure and trust me I will get that shot!

  14. January 23, 2018 / 4:17 pm

    I love the pictures you have captured a lot. I am yet to see a Kangaroo can you believe. The kangaroos at Cape Hillsborough are such amazing experience to visit.I have noted the details for my future travel . Sunrise with kangaroos is a great idea.

  15. January 23, 2018 / 9:44 pm

    I had no idea that you could find kangaroos and wallabies by the beach. That is so interesting! I have only seen a few from the zoo. To see them out in the wild is incredible! I’m not an early riser but I will wake up before dawn just to see this. 🙂 Your sunrise photos with the kangaroo or wallaby is amazing! But, I have no idea how you were able to take a photo with a kangaroo in a very close range. 😉

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 24, 2018 / 9:17 am

      They don’t seem to mind people they are used to it so they don’t move! It is sooooo worth getting up early to see them.

  16. January 24, 2018 / 12:11 pm

    The video turned out great! It must be brilliant to see such cool animals in the wild, and I’m glad to hear there are decent protections around not disturbing them etc. People these days… The sunrise looks stunning, too. I am not a morning person but I think even I would make an exception for this!

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 24, 2018 / 12:14 pm

      It is definitely worth it Rachel – such a wonderful sight to see!

  17. January 24, 2018 / 12:18 pm

    Wow! Seeing kangaroos in the wild really is a dream, especially with that gorgeous colourful backdrop! That really is something I’d love to see one day 🙂

  18. January 24, 2018 / 12:37 pm

    Kangaroos at sunset – what an amazing view! I love interacting with wildlife , real wildlife like the one you have described here.

  19. January 24, 2018 / 1:13 pm

    What an incredible experience. I just love seeing animals in their native habitat. I love that you remind your readers that this is the kangaroo’s beach, and we are just visitors. Thank you so much for sharing!

  20. January 24, 2018 / 1:26 pm

    What an amazing experience. I would love to do that, too. Thanks for sharing this great guide.

  21. January 24, 2018 / 1:55 pm

    I’m not going to lie – this is soooo cool to me!! Those pictures with the early morning light and water reflections are STUNNING. Just love the silhouette effect. My friend’s little brother got kicked by a wallaby so they definitely are no joke. I’d love to see these animals in their habitat though!

  22. January 24, 2018 / 2:14 pm

    I would definitely get up bright and early for a chance to see some kangaroo on the beach!! So awesome! #WanderfulWednesday

  23. January 24, 2018 / 3:30 pm

    Beautiful pictures. It reminds me of the time I spent in Australia over 10 years ago. I visited a kangaroo sanctuary in Alice Springs… and saw the most adorable baby kangaroos. Great guide!

  24. January 24, 2018 / 3:50 pm

    what an incredible experience! Beautiful photos – so amazing that you can get so close to the kangaroos! A nice breakfast after would be such a fun way to start your day!

  25. January 24, 2018 / 5:00 pm

    Great pictures! Visiting Australia and going to see kangaroos is high up there on my bucket list!
    #wanderfulwednesdays

  26. January 24, 2018 / 5:32 pm

    Wow – I guess I don’t know a lot about kangaroos but I didn’t even know they lived around beaches? I though they were more inland animals. But… talk about an amazing photo op! Those first photos you have of the sunrise with the lone kangaroo and her reflection on the beach is pretty incredible!

  27. January 24, 2018 / 5:50 pm

    OMG! We went there as well and so SOOO many kangaroos and walibees, I absolutely LOVED it. Thanks for sharing, it brings back memories.
    #WanderfulWednesday

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 25, 2018 / 9:03 am

      Oh wow so glad you have been! Isn’t it an amazing place!

  28. January 24, 2018 / 6:09 pm

    Kangaroos on the beach, that’s probably the best beach in the world! I’ve seen them only in the ZOO. 🙁
    Australia has some dangerous animals, but it doesn’t matter because it has cutest too.

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 25, 2018 / 9:02 am

      It is fantastic seeing them on the beach!

  29. January 24, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    Beautiful pics and great advice. I like the thought of a breakfast picnic there, all full of excitement after seeing the roos. I hadn’t thought about leaving the escape route for them too; that’s really helpful information. I’ve only ever seen kangaroos in the wild in Adelaide, and there they were, rather unexpectedly, browsing by the side of the dual carriageway leading to the business park.

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 25, 2018 / 9:02 am

      It is always amazing to see them isn’t it! Glad you liked my post 🙂

  30. January 24, 2018 / 7:07 pm

    Sweetest photo-shoot, I assume it is safe to say! Love the animals! the sunset is breathtaking! are they kids or grown up ones?

  31. January 24, 2018 / 8:38 pm

    If I ever visit Australia I’d absolutely love to do that,seeing kangas is on my bucket list but seeing kangas on a beach would be double win, I had never heard of this before.

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 25, 2018 / 9:00 am

      Yes even some people in Australia don’t know – glad you enjoyed it!

  32. January 25, 2018 / 4:00 am

    This post made me smile! I love kangas and got a chance to finally see some in real life during our Australian cruise. What beautiful pictures you have shared – the ones at sunrise are spectacular. Thanks for sharing

  33. January 25, 2018 / 5:16 am

    You have provided a great guide on how to spot a kangaroo in Australia. Kangaroos are my favorite animal and they look so lovely and rare species. When I was living in Melbourne and was going towards Puffy Billy side, we saw one kangaroo just crossed the road. What a splendid sight for me but then it got hid somewhere. As you have provided all details and watching them closely, next time, I will take care of all details. Watching kangaroo on beach with a early start of day is really a beautiful start of day. I will now go early to watch these lovely species.

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 25, 2018 / 9:00 am

      Definitely do! Its a great sight!

  34. January 25, 2018 / 5:37 am

    We are in love with our shot of the sunrise and the Kangaroo! It is so cute they just come hand at the beach too, didn’t know they would wander around there! Wouldn’t get too close of them if they are big though! Would love to visit Cape Hillsborough, it looks fantastic.

  35. Iulia
    January 25, 2018 / 1:29 pm

    This is sooo nice 🙂 And, despite being wild, the kangaroos look very friendly 🙂 I assume that, at some point, they get used to the people that arrive each morning. You have taken some great photos – I am sure it was an extraordinary experience. And, on top of getting to see kangaroos, you also managed to catch a breath-taking sunrise 😉 I feel sorry, though, for the dead kangaroos – I was not aware that there were so many 🙁

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 26, 2018 / 10:02 am

      Yes unfortunately you see a lot of dead kangaroos on the roads in Australia 🙁

  36. January 26, 2018 / 8:48 am

    How gorgeous. You had a few friendly ones. It’s such a beautiful time of day to just relax and watch them go about their business. Loved your last piece of the video.

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 26, 2018 / 10:03 am

      Thanks Shona! Isn’t the joey gorgeous!

  37. January 26, 2018 / 10:11 am

    So cute! I love that they go to the beach too.

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 28, 2018 / 4:41 am

      They appreciate the beaches in Oz too I think!

  38. January 26, 2018 / 11:43 am

    This is such a good post that I needed last year when I visited Oz and was constantly on the look our for these beautiful animals! Great read! (oh and I did end up finding them!)

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 28, 2018 / 4:40 am

      Glad you found them and that you like the post!

  39. January 26, 2018 / 5:37 pm

    This is so adorable! I would like to see kangaroos on the will but I think it is extra cool to see them at the beach. That is not something you see from where I come from. #feetdotravel

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 28, 2018 / 4:40 am

      It is great seeing them in the wild and on the beach is extra special!

  40. January 26, 2018 / 8:23 pm

    The kangaroos in Australia look so amazing and cute. I could definitely see myself on the beach waiting for them and taking some great photo shots. What a great opportunity. Pinned this for later. Happy you shared! #feetdotravel

  41. January 27, 2018 / 1:22 am

    I love seeing animals in the wild! This is on my list for the next time I get back to Australia!

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 28, 2018 / 4:39 am

      Yes do it! It is fab!

  42. January 27, 2018 / 5:12 am

    Wow! These pictures are amazing! And I can’t believe how close you guys got to the kangaroo. I would have been so nervous. This looks totally worth it to get up early for! How amazing to see wild kangaroos just doing their thing.

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 28, 2018 / 4:38 am

      It was lovely to see them and they seemed ok about us being around them! I think they are used to having breakfast watched by a lot of humans with cameras!

  43. January 27, 2018 / 7:10 am

    Thanks for sharing these tips on how to experience seeing these beautiful animals in their natural habitat and how to interact with them properly. Australia has been on my list for so long…hopefully I can make that happen and share in this same experience 🙂

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 28, 2018 / 4:37 am

      I hope you can as it is a fantastic experience!

  44. January 27, 2018 / 9:40 am

    That is so so SO cool! So jealous!!! #WeekendWanderlust

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 28, 2018 / 4:37 am

      It was really amazing!

  45. January 27, 2018 / 9:56 am

    I have been to Mackay before but never heard of Cape Hillsborough. Next time we visit I will have to get up early and head down.

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 28, 2018 / 4:37 am

      It is surprising how many Australians don’t know about it either and it is an amazing place!

  46. January 27, 2018 / 9:40 pm

    I am glad to see that the wildlife authorities have signs near these beaches to remind people to respect these beautiful wild animals and to keep at a distance. I hope that everyone abides by these common sense rules. Not being from Australia I did not know that any kangaroos venture out onto the beach shores. That is so interesting! #TheWeeklyPostcard

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 28, 2018 / 4:35 am

      Yes I think everyone does – they seemed fine with human company! But I agree it is important to have those signs!

  47. January 28, 2018 / 3:41 am

    Great post and beautiful photos! I’ve only seen kangaroos in a zoo in Australia, though we were able to get close enough to pet one. They are so much softer than I expected! To see them wild would be a dream. Maybe next time…. Love your photos! Thanks for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard.

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 28, 2018 / 4:34 am

      Thank you – they really are soft aren’t they I was surprised about that too!

  48. January 28, 2018 / 7:52 am

    The kangaroo is such a neat animal. I remember one of the highlights from my trip to Australia was my coffee with the kangaroos. I thinking seeing them on a beach like this may be even better. Thanks for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard.

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 28, 2018 / 10:37 am

      Thanks Anisa glad you enjoyed it!

  49. January 28, 2018 / 9:55 am

    I never get tired of seeing kangaroos in the wild. We have kangaroos and wallabies which visit us every evening. They eat the grass in our back yard. Remarkably we live in Sydney – though we are next to a national park. Even so when we travel in Australia we still seek out places to see them. I wish I had known about Cape Hillsborough last time we were in Mackay.

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 28, 2018 / 10:38 am

      We were at our friends in Melbourne and saw them every night in front of the house – such a lovely thing to see! Next time you are in Mackay you can visit Cape Hillsborough 🙂

  50. January 28, 2018 / 5:36 pm

    Fabulous photos, Tracy. Looks like a wonderful place to visit and spotting kangaroos on a beach is so different from spotting them elsewhere. #TheWeeklyPostcard

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 28, 2018 / 9:42 pm

      Thanks Deeptha it was fantastic!

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 28, 2018 / 9:42 pm

      I know it is brilliant isn’t it!

  51. January 28, 2018 / 9:16 pm

    Ah, Tracy, your pictures are absolutely fantastic! I’ve never seen kangaroos in the wild. No matter how cute these animals are however, it’s always good to keep a distance from the wildlife. #TheWeeklyPostcard

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 28, 2018 / 9:40 pm

      Thanks Anda all taken with an iphone 6s too! Yes best to keep distance and not touch them!

  52. January 29, 2018 / 12:15 am

    This is so incredible. Living in the States, this just isn’t something we can ever see here. And stunning photos!

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 29, 2018 / 12:18 am

      Thank-you Jill – it is pretty special seeing something like this. Hope you get the chance to come to Australia so you can see them for yourself – magical experience!

  53. January 29, 2018 / 7:51 am

    This post is encouraged me to visit cape Hillsborough for watching kangaroos. Thank you, Tracy, for this post.

  54. January 29, 2018 / 2:55 pm

    Oh I would love to see kangaroos! That’s sad about the dead kangaroos along the side of the road though. Thanks for the tips and for linking up with #farawayfiles

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 29, 2018 / 8:34 pm

      Yes unfortunately there are a lot killed in road traffic accidents every year :=(

  55. January 29, 2018 / 4:58 pm

    Awesome! Too bad, I didn’t come across articles like this before going to Australia. I was so eager to see them every day, all day, haha. Anyway manage to saw then a couple of times, not at the sunrise but mostly just before the sunset.

    • TracyJane
      Author
      January 29, 2018 / 8:33 pm

      Glad you got to see them when you were in Australia! Yes seeing them at sunrise was lovely

  56. January 30, 2018 / 3:11 pm

    Such an iconic Australian sight and even better with the sunrise as a background. Thanks for sharing your tips on #FarawayFiles

  57. January 30, 2018 / 11:02 pm

    This is fantastic! We SO want to do this – and we will take your advice to stay nearby. Another great To Do for our ever-growing Australian Bucket List. Great photos, btw. Thanks for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard and #WeekendWanderlust!

    • TracyJane
      Author
      February 1, 2018 / 10:59 am

      Thanks – yes definitely get up to Mackay and explore that region with kangaroos on a beach and platypus at Broken River its a great place to explore!

  58. January 31, 2018 / 2:27 am

    Nice one Tracy – I don’t think I will ever get bored of seeing Kangaroos. I’m living in Tassie at the moment and you tend to see more wallabies here.

    • TracyJane
      Author
      February 1, 2018 / 10:58 am

      OoooH we can’t wait to visit Tassie! Lots of pademelons we hear!

  59. January 31, 2018 / 11:19 pm

    I love how close you guys were able to get to them and we had similar experiences in the outback. I love kangaroos and getting so close to them (especially on a beach) would be incredible!

    • TracyJane
      Author
      February 1, 2018 / 10:57 am

      It was a great experience! I also love roos!

  60. January 31, 2018 / 11:33 pm

    Oh my goodness, YES PLEASE! My dream is to see kangaroos and this place seems to be perfect for it! Love your photos!!! Thanks for joining Fly Away Friday, hope to see you again this week! xo

  61. February 1, 2018 / 2:30 pm

    I never became bored of seeing kangaroos when I lived in Australia, sadly I never made it here but I wish I had! We intend to return to Oz so I’ve pinned for when I do, I definitely want to check this out, thanks for bringing it to my attention. #feetdotravel