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At Girraween NP we stayed in cabins scattered through the forest.
One morning this critter, a Red necked Wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus), came wandering past feeding. They are very shy but I managed to get a longer lens on and sneak outside to snap a few shots before it spotted me (in this photo) and disappeared in to the bush. You can see a reddish band of fur around its neck.
Red necked wallabies (or Bennett's Wallaby) is relatively common in Eastern Australia and in Tasmania and according to Wikipedia they've been introduced to some other countries including New Zealand, the United Kingdom (in England and Scotland), Ireland, the Isle of Man, France and Germany.
Wallabies are smaller than Kangaroos and tend to live in bushy and rocky hill areas so that seeing them is even less likely than seeing a kangaroo.
Bev was asking about getting photos of kangaroos. In places like national parks they may be more used to seeing people but you still have to be very quiet although in some coastal NPs they will approach people hoping for food. Another popular place to see kangaroos is, as Chris pointed out, feeding on golf courses on the edge of towns.
For many overseas visitors the only ones they see, apart from in zoos is as road kill beside highways where travelling at dusk or dawn can be risky because that is when kangaroos are mostly like feeding beside the green verges of roads. Kangaroos have very poor road sense and hitting one can cause serious damage to a car.

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