Booderee National Park

Important COVID-19 update

Booderee National Park has a number of COVID-19 safety measures in place to protect visitors, staff and the local community.

For further information on Booderee National Park’s COVID-19 safety measures please refer to the COVID-19 safety webpage and check the entry requirements before visiting Booderee National Park.

Swamp Wallaby Swamp Wallaby

The swamp wallaby is a small, macropod marsupial, and is mostly found in Eastern Australia. Wallabies look like small kangaroos but are generally solitary animals. They occasionally come together to feed or mate.

They particularly like to hide in thick undergrowth or grass. The wallaby is a herbivore, meaning that it will only eat plants and shrubs.

The swamp wallaby is different to other wallabies due to its number of chromosomes: other wallabies typically have 16 chromosomes, whereas the male swamp wallaby has 11, and the female 10. They can breed all-year round, and are capable of carrying overlapping pregnancies!

You can visit Green Patch for a chance to see our resident swampies, but you’d better be quick and quiet as they are very shy!