Immerse yourself in the wilds of the Otways at Wildlife Wonders, just 5km outside of Apollo Bay. See koalas doze in the treetops, potoroos and bandicoots forage on the ferny forest floors, and kangaroos hop along the horizon against a spectacular ocean vista.
Every visit will be unique as your conservationist guide takes you on a journey that will reveal something different at every turn, and on every occasion.
All the profits from Wildlife Wonders go directly to the Conservation Ecology Centre, working to conserve the unique Australian plants and animals across the Otways.
Wildlife Wonders invites you to the wild side of the Great Ocean Road...
Wildlife Wonders is founded by the Conservation Ecology Centre to engage people with nature and to fund critical conservation programs...
Wildlife Wonders is located 5km south of Apollo Bay along the Great Ocean Rd...
An Otways favourite, the Long-nosed Potoroo is a tiny, fluffy cousin of the kangaroo, similar in size to a small rabbit. Although they are relatively common in the Otways, they are nocturnal, so not often seen.
These charming little kangaroos are only as tall as an adult persons’ knee. They are mostly nocturnal, but sometimes you’ll be lucky enough to encounter one feeding during the day.
These adorable little gliders are in fact possums that have evolved flaps of skin between their legs allowing them to glide up to 90m between trees, changing direction by adjusting this special membrane mid-flight.
Koalas may look like cute teddy bears, but they actually have quite large claws, can be aggressive if approached, and are more closely related to a wombat than a bear.
Another small, grey, ground dwelling mammal about the size of a rabbit, the Southern Brown Bandicoot can best be identified by their long nose, small rounded ears, big bottom, and short tail.
Kangaroos are the biggest animals in the Otways, but what makes them really stand out is the way they move – bouncing across the horizon on their big, strong back legs.
If you see something that looks like a small kangaroo, on its own and in more bushy areas, it’s more likely to be a wallaby.
These small macropods are a yellowish-grey colour, with cream feet and a white belly. They are nocturnal coming out at night-time to feed on fungi, seeds, soil and bugs.