These are just a few that we came across on our journey...
The elusive duck billed platypus - yes it really exists(!) - swiming along in a creek in a small town. (You may need to zoom in to see him properly, he was moving very fast)
Maria Island National Park, accessible only by the twice-daily National Parks boat, is home to many species of native wildlife. We saw wombats up close, plus wallabies and kangaroos, who were more wary of getting close.
This kookaburra lived in the trees surrounding the wonderful B&B, Bed In The Treetops
We saw several echidnas by the roadside - like a large hedehog with long spines and a very long proboscis for digging out insects. They seemed to tolerate us getting quite close..
Not exactly in the wild, these fascinating creatures were in the seahorse breeding farm...
Throughout our journey we saw and heard a beautifully vivid blue little bird everywhere, wonderfully named the Superb Fairy Wren. It was much too quick to capture on film so I had to make do with this picture of one as a wind chime (not real!) ..