Wildlife to see on Adelaide to Perth Tours
Owner and Operator of Nullarbor Traveller, Hassie, shares his top 3
#1 – Wedge-tail Eagle
This is probably an unusual one but the wedge-tail eagle as you’re crossing the Nullarbor is just an amazing bird of prey. Quite often when we travel the Nullarbor we see a bird and say “oh wow that’s an eagle” and don’t think anything more about it. But the wedge-tail eagle has got a massive wingspan and acute eyesight so it can pick out creatures below and swoop down and just roll them. They are just so strong and powerful. So that one is really special to me.
#2 – Kangaroos of the Nullarbor Plain
It’s also interesting when you are crossing the mighty Nullarbor as well, the kangaroos that you see. And I’m not talking about just “seeing kangaroos”. It’s when you might see just a mist of rain and in a short period of time on the edges of the road there are little ruts where the water collects.
If we haven’t had rain for a while you’ll look ahead and the next 200 metres could be full of kangaroos drinking the water along the side of the highway. They just know to go to that area to get water so for passengers they love it, seeing 100 odd kangaroos in the outback grabbing a much-needed drink.