Native Australian Wildlife at Undara
Without a doubt, the best time to experience native Australian wildlife at Undara is during the summer months or what we call our “Green Season”. Whilst it can be warmer and more humid at this time of year, if you’re an animal enthusiast, it is definately the time for you to visit.
Listen out for a huge variety of native Australian birds too, including cormorants, herons, egrets, ibis, spoonbills, kites, eagles, falcons, quails … and of course our wonderful emus, parrots, rosellas, cockatoos, galahs and cockatiels.
The list of birds is as long as your arm, keeping dedicated bird-watchers occupied for days on end.
Kangaroos and Wallabies
Evening and early morning are the times to spot kangaroos and wallabies. It’s here that you’ll come across “Skippy” – the Eastern Grey Kangaroo – as well as other less famous roos and wallabies.
Both the roos and wallabies are shy and gentle creatures, happy to be watched quietly and quick to hop away at sudden sounds or movements.
Lizards & Snakes
Australia wouldn’t be Australia without its fair share of lizards and snakes, and we have more than our fair share at Undara. If this is where your fascination lies, watch out for geckos, skinks and goannas, our magnificent pythons and various tree snakes and front-fanged snakes.
Safety is paramount at Undara, so please follow the advice of our Savannah Guides, wear suitable clothing, don’t go near snakes and don’t investigate hollows or nooks.
The sights and sounds of nature are all around you at Undara. In the evening, you’ll hear the ‘wark’ of green tree frogs, which grow up to 10 cm in length and squat in shady, damp places, such as tree hollows. Look out for several other kinds of frogs on your self-guided walks or guided spotlight tours.
Butterflies & Moths
And last but not least, we see a huge array of butterflies and moths here at Undara.
Dawn and dusk are the best times to see the native wildlife, and we’ve developed a Wildlife at Sunset Tour for this very reason.
Savannah Guides also conduct free nocturnal spotlighting walks for those wanting to catch a glimpse of nature as it wakes up for the night. And there are opportunities to spot birds and other animals on our self-guided walks.
Species that are found at Undara
We have compiled detailed lists of birds, frogs, lizards, snakes, butterflies and moths that can be found at Undara.
See a detailed list of the Australian Wildlife species found at Undara.
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