Our number one question when we run our Blue Mountains Day Tours is; when can we see a Kangaroo? We fully understand the importance of showing our guests Kangaroos that roam freely in the wild. On most day tours we will also take you to Featherdale where there are many Kangaroos and Wallaby’s roaming freely within their designated area of the park.
At Blue Mountains Day Tours, we stop at a local camping ground on our way up the mountain. This is the same location where we host our regular camping adventure weekends and our overnight camping experiences. Kangaroos roam freely and they allow you to get nice and close to capture those important photos.
- Kangaroos are the only large animals to use hopping as a means of movement. Because of its long feet, a kangaroo cannot walk normally. To move at slow speeds, a kangaroo will use its tail to form a tripod with its two forelimbs. It then raises its hind feet forward, in a form of locomotion called “crawl-walking.”
- There are four different kangaroo species, the red kangaroo, eastern grey kangaroo, western grey kangaroo and antilopine kangaroo
- The antilopine kangaroo can be found in the monsoonal eucalyptus woodlands of extreme northern Australia. Tree-kangaroos which are also at Featherdale Wildlife Park live in the upper branches of trees in the rainforests of Queensland, as well as on the island of New Guinea
- Kangaroos can jump 3 times their own height, they can swim and eat mostly grass
- Kangaroos will live for around 6 – 8 years in the wild
- Many Kangaroos together is called a mob
On your Blue Mountains Day Tour, we love showing our guests the Kangaroos in the wild. For guests lucky enough to enjoy a night camping with our Great Camping Adventure team you will wake up and the Kangaroos will be grazing on the grass in and around our campground.