A daring wallaby went for a quick swim across the Great Sandy Straight.
A daring wallaby went for a quick swim across the Great Sandy Straight.

GOTTA SEE THIS: Swimming wallaby's saltwater adventure

Wallaby sprung taking a dip: Wallaby caught on film swimming in Great Sandy Straight
Wallaby sprung taking a dip: Wallaby caught on film swimming in Great Sandy Straight

A PAIR of boaties have spotted something a bit fishy in the water near the Sunshine Coast - a swimming wallaby.

The saltwater skippy was seen swimming quite a far distance in the Great Sandy Straight, while onlookers expressed concern that the plucky paddler might exhaust himself before getting to the other side.

Luckily, those powerful legs proved to double as flippers, with the marsupial hopping off into the sunset.

The video was captured by a couple on a houseboat holiday with Rainbow Beach Houseboats, who shared the unusual footage to their Facebook page.