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Wildlife viewing from Sunshine Coast

Dallas, Texas
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Wildlife viewing from Sunshine Coast


We will be staying on the Sunshine Coast for a week. We are interested in seeing the local wildlife. We're already planning visits to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and the Australian Zoo, but we would love the opportunity to see some wildlife in their natural environment. Of course there are no guarantees with wildlife, but any suggestions?

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1. Re: Wildlife viewing from Sunshine Coast

In Noosa National Park you will see koalas and goannas in the wild. If you walk further into the park towards Sunshine Beach you may see black cockatoos and ospreys. The national park track follows the coast which offers many good spots for viewing dolpins and whales can often be seen off shore.

There are many places on the Sunshine Coast where you will see wallabies, often grazing on golf courses or in bushland.

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2. Re: Wildlife viewing from Sunshine Coast

I agree Noosa National Park is a good place to try and see the local wildlife and if you don't see anything the views are fabulous. Look for the goannas near the picnic area at the entrance. Koalas are more difficult to spot as they sleep during the day and are high up in the gum trees. I also agree that you are most likely to see wallabies on golf courses in the area. Early morning or dusk is the best time when they come out to feed.

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3. Re: Wildlife viewing from Sunshine Coast

up close and in your face Kangaroos al natural everyday at the University of the Sunshine Coast.....some outside my office window under the trees right now.

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