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laughing kookaburra in Australia
Written by Amirthavarshini on May 22, 2020 Share on

Kookaburra Says Howdy!

Here’s Australia welcoming you with exciting music from every corner of the streets. Don’t be alarmed if you hear a crackling sound coming from the huge trees. That would be the laughing kookaburra. It is also known as the terrestrial tree kingfishers. It is the most common type of Kookaburra in Australia. This species is found throughout the eastern part of the country. Spot this bird anywhere from the tip of Cape York in Queensland to the end of Victoria’s Wilsons promontory. Here are some of the famous places to have a look at this funny native bird up-close.

Laughing kookaburra in Australia
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New South Wales

New South Wales houses a number of National Parks where you can spot the laughing Kookaburra. Slide into the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service’s website to know more about Kookaburra hot spots. The Great North walk in the Berowra Valley National Park, Blue Gum Hills Regional Park is the hub for the laughing Kookaburras. Also, you can go for a bird watching trip in Cattai National Park, Mount Kaputar National Park, and Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park.

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Australia Zoo

This largest bird in the kingfisher family is commonly found in the Australia Zoo. It is the home for both the laughing kookaburra and blue-winged kookaburra. Tok, a popular 17-year-old Kookaburra has a very important job at the zoo. He keeps all the kookaburras out of Australia Zoo’s Crocoseum. The kookaburras stay in the same territory throughout the year. So Crocoseum is classified as his territory. 

Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island is a lively spot that gives shelter to koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, and most importantly, kookaburras. Since a huge portion of the island is protected as Magnetic Island National Park, there are plenty of giant trees all over. The selective kookaburras pick the tree of their choice and make them their home. One can spot both laughing and blue-winged kookaburras in the Magnetic Island. 

Featherdale Wildlife Park

Featherdale wildlife park is one of Australia’s best privately owned parks. It is located in Greater Western Sydney. Not only laughing Kookaburra but you can also spot other bird species and native animals. Take some cool pictures with Kangaroos, koalas, quolls, Tasmanian devils, bilbies, and wombats. These are some of the commonly found species in Featherdale Wildlife Park. This place is a perfect place to spend your day when you’re in Sydney.

Australian Reptile Park

Australian Reptile Park is one of the country’s most popular tourist attractions. One can hand-feed kangaroos, walk with Galapagos tortoise here. You can also watch crocodile feeding and sing with laughing kookaburra.

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is the place that introduced laughing Kookaburras. These birds form nests in the giant hollow trees of the Island. Raptor Domain on this Island is a rehabilitation centre, taking care of orphaned and stray birds.


Tasmania is a place known for venomous snakes of the world. In order to decrease the population of the snakes, Kookaburras were introduced in Tasmania. These meat-eaters feed on any venomous animals. These include snakes, lizards, and mice. Freycinet National Park, Ben Lomond National Park, and Mount William National Park are the popular places in Tasmania to spot kookaburras.  

Kookaburra in Tasmanian park

Great Ocean Road

Head to the Great Ocean Road and stop at the Apollo Bay. Apollo Bay is not only the best place to explore the Great Ocean Road but also to spot the laughing kookaburras. You can also stay in the beachfront kookaburra Cottages and experience bird-watching all day. 

Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo in Sydney Harbour is one of the most popular attractions in the city. The zoo cares for numerous wildlife animals. It also has a built-in hospital. In addition to that, The zoo conducts breeding programs and education. It is home to many native animals in Australia, including the Kookaburra.

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Listen to the chuckling laughter of this bird that spreads happiness and positive vibes all around. Take a trip to the nearest National Park or wildlife sanctuary to enjoy kookaburra’s company. Head to the Pickyourtrail website and start planning your trip to Australia. Also, you can find amazing Australia tour packages and make your dreams come true.

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