Kangaroos on the beach: 5 BEST places to see them in Australia

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When it comes to unique Australian experiences, seeing kangaroos on the beach would have to be right near the top! If you’ve always wanted to tick this off your bucket list, I’ve put together 5 of my favourite places to see them starting with:

1. Cape Hillsborough, Mackay - Queensland

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  • Kangaroo beach Mackay
  • Sunrise with the kangaroos at Cape Hillsborough
  • Sunrise with the kangaroos at Cape Hillsborough, Mackay

Just 40mins north of Mackay, the beach at Cape Hillsborough has become world famous for its sunrise with the kangaroos and wallabies experience. Every morning, the kangaroos and wallabies head down to the beach at sunrise to feed on seaweed and mangrove seed pods and they don’t mind posing for a few photos! The sunrises are pretty spectacular here and you’ll quickly see why it’s become such a popular spot.

During the summer months, sunrise can be quite early at around 5am so if you like a bit of a sleep in then I’d recommend staying at the Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park. You can walk straight out of your room and down onto the beach for an unforgettable morning!

2. Lucky Bay, Esperance - Western Australia

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  • Kangaroos on the beach WA
  • Kangaroos on the beach WA
  • Kangaroos on the beach WA

Not only is Lucky Bay home to adorable kangaroos that love lounging on the beach but it also has the whitest sand in Australia!

I’ve been lucky enough to visit a couple of times and I’ve found that the kangaroos are most active on the beach during the early morning and late afternoon. Their favourite spot seems to be at the western end of the beach just next to the campground where they laze around and feed on the seaweed that’s washed up.

This stunning part of the south coast of Western Australia is a 40min drive from Esperance or if you’d like to spend a few days in this idyllic spot, you can also camp here. There’s 25 campsites so if you’d like to camp here, make sure you book ahead on the Park Stay WA website.

3. Crowdy Bay National Park, Barrington Coast – New South Wales

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  • Kangaroos on beach NSW
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  • Kangaroos on beach NSW

The furry locals at the Diamond Head camp ground sure know how to put a smile on your face! The northern end of the Barrington Coast is home to these cheeky kangaroos and most mornings they can be seen hopping down to the beach for a quick surf check before heading back up to the campground and saying hi to the campers and caravanners.

There are 75 campsites here and if you’d like to book your own spot for a few days in this beautiful national park, head on over to the NSW National Parks website.

4. Rocky Point, Agnes Water - Queensland

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  • Wallabies on the Red Rock Walking Trail
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The Red Rock Walking Trail just outside of Agnes Water is a fantastic track that’s well worth exploring when you’re visiting the Discovery Coast. Early mornings are the best time to see the wallabies here, they’re often grazing in the grass and hopping along the beach near Rocky Point.

If you’re staying at one of the amazing Sunrise at 1770 holiday homes, then it’s just a short walk down to the beach or alternatively if you’re staying in Agnes it’s a short drive to Springs Beach and then take the Red Rock Walking Trail from there.

5. North Gorge Walk, North Stradbroke Island - Queensland

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With incredible views over Main Beach, the North Gorge Walk provides a breathtaking backdrop for photos of the friendly Straddie kangaroos as they hang out on the headland here. If you’d love to see the kangaroos and get a few photos of them I’d recommend doing a day trip with the legendary Tim from Shakas Tours. He knows all the best spots to see them and the tour takes in all the must see locations around North Stradbroke. If you time your visit for the winter months there’s also a great chance you’ll see humpback whales, manta rays and dolphins swimming in the waters around the cliffs!

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