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As a foreign visitor, I am keen to view kangaroos in the wild during my upcoming visit to Australia in November. I will be visiting Sydney, the Red Centre and Far North Queensland and it seems Alice Springs would be the best, if not only, opportunity to see kangaroos in the wild.

Can anyone recommend the best places and times to see wild kangaroos near Alice Springs? I understand wild is wild and that means no guarantees, but just looking for insider tips!

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Canberra, Australia
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1. Re: Kangaroos

You only need to come Canberra "The capital' There are plenty to see at the moment.

Good Luck

South Pacific
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2. Re: Kangaroos

There's a widespread drought at the moment, so kangaroos are coming into populated places in search of green grass. As JohnListon says, they're plentiful in Canberra and you should have no problem seeing them at Alice near places like Lasseter's Hotel, which borders the edge of town, early in the morning and late afternoon, especially where there is greenish grass.

Edited: 13 September 2018, 00:51
Sydney, Australia
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3. Re: Kangaroos

One was seen in the Sydney suburb of Oatley yesterday, and I see them every morning alongside Peter Brock Drive in the outer western Sydney suburb of Eastern Creek.

Ballarat, Australia
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4. Re: Kangaroos

You're probably better off looking for them near Sydney. They are usually active dawn and dusk, but with the drought, who knows?

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5. Re: Kangaroos

You’ll see a different type of Roo in Alice as opposed to Sydney, in Alice it will be he huge Red Kangaroos while in Sydney they will be the smaller eastern grey kangaroos. Id try see both of you can as they’re quite different.

Kingston, Australia
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6. Re: Kangaroos

Are you doing any regional day trips while in Sydney? You probably won't see any wild ones in the city centre ( abc.net.au/news/…9332050 ) but they like bushland even in proximity to suburbs and also golf courses. And you can see a few varieties of kangaroos at Taronga Zoo.

Sydney, Australia
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for Sydney, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Business Travel, New South Wales
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7. Re: Kangaroos

When in Alice consider visiting the Kangaroo Sanctuary. You will see plenty around Alice especially if u venture out to the West Macdonnell Ranges.


Sydney, Australia
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8. Re: Kangaroos

Not a kangaroo, but seeing black footed rock wallaby is possible at Simpson Gap


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9. Re: Kangaroos

Alice Springs Telegraph Station is a sure bet to soo Roos lazing away under the mulga

Darwin, Australia
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10. Re: Kangaroos

Are they there often ? I have never seen any.

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