Spotting Koalas Near Brisbane
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Who doesn’t want to spot a cute, adorable, fuzzy koala on their trip to Australia?
If you’re planning a trip to Brisbane then you’re in luck! The Brisbane Koala Bushlands are located just outside of the city and offer some great habitat that might just offer you a glimpse of these shy creatures.
The bushlands don’t allow motorized transport so strap on your hiking shoes, pack a picnic lunch and head out on the trails to see what you can find.
Some tips on looking for koalas:
- Be quiet and patient. Walk slowly so as to not alarm them and don’t be rustling and shuffling about. You are much more likely to spot one if they aren’t hiding in the tops of the trees.
- Look up and listen carefully. Koalas live high up in the trees and may blend in with the foliage. Watch for any branch movement and listen for rustling up above.
- Look down and pay attention. Watch for broken branches and leaves on the ground at the base of trees. These might indicate that koalas are up above.
Koalas aren’t the only wildlife you might spot in this park. Wallabies, bandicoots, and glider squirrels (among others) also make their home here. You’re bound to see something of interest even if the elusive koala doesn’t make an appearance.
There are plenty of flights to Brisbane and Australia available; you could be koala spotting by the weekend!!