Nature and Wildlife

Black (or Swamp) Wallabies of the 12 Apostles Coast

Black Wallabies are common in both Port Campbell National Park Bay of Islands Coastal Park and are likely to be sighted at dusk and dawn.

When and Where

The Gellibrand River Estuary is a great spot for viewing wallabies. Call in at Princetown and look over the river from the viewing platform in town to view their antics.

Look for evidence of pre-dawn and dusk drinks left by footprints in the sand near the river mouth.

Facts

It is also known as the Swamp Wallaby and is a small macropod (meaning Big Foot) of eastern Australia.

Black wallabies tend to be solitary or live in small family groups they do not congregate in large “mobs” like kangaroos.

The Black Wallaby feeds at night and will eat shrubs, pasture, agricultural crops, and native and exotic vegetation. It appears to be able to tolerate a variety of plants poisonous to many other animals, including brackens, hemlock and lantana.

To report injured wildlife call  03 8400 7300.

Accommodation Nearby

Things To Do Nearby

Places To Eat & Drink

Kangaroobie Meats

Princetown

Gorge Chocolates

Cooriemungle

Cobden Bakery

Cobden

The Fat Cow Food Co.

Timboon

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