My travels in Australia and New Zealand, included game reserve visits. In New Zealand, I went to Penguin Place, there were yellow-eyed penguins. We walked around the hillside, above the beach to different lookouts, where we were mostly hidden from the penguins behind a wooden structure. You could stand, there and watch them through the opening in the structure, yet we were not invading into their space. I saw several penguins! The other portion was the re-hab/hospital for younger penguins, that were orphaned and needed a little care, before release back into their home area. Our group leader was very passionate and knowledgeable about the penguins.
In Tasmania, Australia, I went to a game reserve at sunset. The nocturnal animals were active, I saw a Tasmanian devil, wombat, brushtail opossum. Most of these animals were in a rehabitat program and will be released into the wild. Of course, there were kangaroos, wallabies and koalas. Our group leader was very knowledgeable, explaining about the different animals. I did pat the back of young wombat.
Near Sydney, we visited a game reserve and saw different birds, dingoes, kangaroos, wallabies and koalas.