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Find your next adventure! Ever wondered about the mysteries of Australia’s subtropical rainforests? Take a peak inside a virtual ecosystem and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of our natural landscape.

Welcome to WilderQuest - Nature Discovery, an initiative by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

There are 16 different native animals to discover and unlock. Track down critters including the Spotted-tailed Quoll, Regent Bowerbird, and Land Mullet with our camera viewfinder and create your very own photo album!

Some of the feedback we’ve had in testing:

“This is amazing! It’s so real being able to look around like this in 360.”

“The forest looks 3D?! Great animal info, I’ve learned some interesting facts while playing this.”

“I feel a bit seasick but I can’t stop!”

How to play
•Find a space - First of all, you’re going to need to find a space that you can move around a little. If you can stand still and swing your arms around, this is a good start.

•Standing up - The game is best played standing up and holding the iPad as if you’re about to take a photo of something in front of you.

•Move around – Standing on the spot, look around you with the iPad to find animals in their natural locations then zoom in to take a photo to earn points and unlock more information about that animal.

•Headphones - It’s also a good idea to wear headphones so you can hear where the animal sounds are coming from!

•Don’t play too long – have a stretch. Go outside and discover nature in your area. You never know what you’ll find!

As well as being a fun and immersive game, the WilderQuest – Nature Discovery app includes;
•16 different animals to discover
•Animal information pages
•Videos about animals and locations
•Animal galleries with pictures of animals, their food and markings
•Maps and information about National Parks locations

Also stay tuned for future updates as more locations and animals are added!

To provide feedback and/or suggestions on the WilderQuest – Nature Discovery, please email, wilderquest@environment.nsw.gov.au

What’s New

Version 2.5

We’ve made some security updates and fixes to support iOS9.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
9 Ratings
9 Ratings
plastercast ,

Great but glitchy

Hi guys, love this app! Especially the videos about indigenous use of plants..would love more slightly longer videos for the little ones that can't read yet. One problem...we're finding humpbacks in the the rainforest...and the rainforest critters seem to have disappeared. Looking forward to the polished product. The idea is fantastic! Love it!

We love Bumble bee ,

Very cool :)

Very popular app in our house.. You have to take a lot of pics of each animal to unlock the info on animals, but it's fun trying to find the animals hiding all over the place. Best played on soft ground or carpet in case they drop the iPad when spinning around finding animals :) good app please make more :)

Izzybjenn ,

Lovely way to learn about less known Aussie Animals

I really enjoyed using this app. Loved "walking" around the bush looking for the animals. Would be great if it would "speak" what you are looking for as well as picture for those children who can't read. But really enjoyed this. Well done.


Office of Environment and Heritage NSW
282.9 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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