When is a great time to spot wildlife? Wild animals can be found in ecosystems like deserts, forests, rain forests, plains or grasslands. Often wildlife is hidden and difficult to spot. Here you will find the right time and areas where the chance for a wildlife sighting is much higher.
Best time is the dry season from April to December but usualy there isn't a week without any rain. Best months with less rain are May and September until November.
It's a year-round destination, and they do a great job. You shouldn't miss the feeding time of the Tasmanian devil at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Around December you may see the baby devils.
Cradle Mountain National Park is a haven for wildlife which is plentiful throughout the park.
Wombats are crepuscular and nocturnal. Best chance for a sighting at dusk and dawn. They also venture out for feeding on cool and overcast days. The popular Cradle Mountain is crowded with day visitors but at late afternoon it becomes quiet and peaceful and you may spot several wombats near the Interpretation Center and Waldheim Lodge and Cabins.
Wallabies and pademelons can be spotted late afternoon and evening especially near Waldheim Lodge and Cabins. Pademelons are also often seen around the self-catering cabins.
Echidnas are active until end of summer (March/April) before they hibernate again.
Tasmanian Devils are possible to spot but rare. Unfortunately, cases of devil facial tumor disease are reported recently.
Possums are seen in the night frequently close to garbage bins.
Platypuses are extremely difficult to see, coming out when it's almost dark.
Snow in winter usually from July to September with an average day temperature of 6 degress but can go into minus degrees during the night. More stable weather from December to April with warmer temperature. Anyway the weather is unpredictable be prepared for 4 seasons in one day even in summer. Expect crowds during peak season.
The best months to visit Cahuita are February/March until April and September, October because it rains less compared to the wet season in the rest of the country. The dry season is also the best time for snorkeling.
The leatherback-, green-, hawksbill- and loggerhead turtles lay their eggs at the park's beaches. Nesting season for leatherback is from March to July, the green from July to October, the hawksbill and loggerhead from February to May. Therefore, it's always worth to travel to the east side of Costa Rica.
Due to the location, Analamazaotra is accessible all year. The hiking conditions are better at the dry season (May until Sept./Oct.). Anyway, rain can always occur in the east for around 210 days each year.
Koalas start being active from the afternoon on. However, they sleep around 20 hours each day.
Lots of precipitation throughout the year deep in the heart of the Great Otway National Park. Warmer and "drier" conditions from November to April anyway, rain can always occur. Winter is the wettest season.