Animals of the Golden Outback

The animals of Western Australia’s Golden Outback are as diverse as the stunning natural landscapes they inhabit. Along the rugged southern shores you’ll encounter playful marine mammals such as dolphins, whales and sea lions. And on the sweeping red plains in the north of the region, you’ll find small, versatile marsupials who have adapted perfectly to the dry outback environment.

It’s not unusual to see emus, kangaroos, wallabies, possums, dingoes and galahs roaming the wide open spaces of the outback. Be sure to look to the skies while travelling through the Northern Goldfields for a glimpse of the majestic wedge-tailed eagle. And if you’re passing through the Wheatbelt region, pay a visit to Barna Mia Animal Sanctuary near Narrogin, where you’ll find some of the rare and unusual native marsupials, including the bilby, boodie and woylie.

If you’re a nature-lover who’s keen to discover the animals of Western Australia’s Golden Outback, check out the Kangaroo and animal encounters page for more great holiday experiences.



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