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International tourists often expect to find kangaroos hopping down suburban streets. In reality, the only place to encounter an urban kangaroo is the zoo.
Happily, most Australian cities have a wildlife park within easy reach. These parks are a cross between a zoo and the wild, and usually have a local wildlife focus. Often, a wildlife park will provide facilities to get up close with the animals, so you can have a close encounter with a koala, or feed wallabies and pat a blue-tongue lizard.