Australia has more than its share of cute and cuddly animals, but there’s plenty of wildlife to encounter beyond koalas and kangaroos.

Whether you are spotting seals on Kangaroo Island, swimming with tuna at Victor Harbour or diving with great white sharks in the Eyre Peninsula, you will soon discover a different side to Australian animals.

Get Up Close To Australian Sea Lions

Kangaroo Island might sound like it is filled with adorable roos – and it is – but the island is also home to many other native animals like sea lions and echidnas.

Seal Bay, on the island’s south coast, is the only place in the world you can get up close to a colony of approximately 1,000 Australian sea lions. Guides will bring you into the heart of the colony and teach you about the rare animals.