Dot, the little daughter of settlers in the Australian outback, loses her way in the bush. Terrified by the strange sounds and dark shadows she is soon befriended by a kangaroo. Dot travels in the pouch of the kangaroo on an adventure-packed journey. She meets many other bush animals including a koala, a platypus and a kookaburra, and is even chased by angry dingoes. Finally with the help of the bush creatures she finds her way home.