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July 19

Brisbane / Beerwah Australia

-17 °C

Today we were headed to the Australia Zoo – Home of Steve Irwin, The Crocodile Hunter!!! I was most excited about this since I am a big fan of his and I love zoos. We had to catch the train up as far as Noosa then take a bus to the Zoo. Once we got on the bus, it was like a regular bus that kept stopping to pick up and drop off people at all these little stops in small, random places. These places were BEAUTIFUL. It was all countryside, with lots of orchards along the way. There was one stop, just near the zoo called Beerwah. It was a quaint little town from the looks of it, and in the distance loomed the Glass House Mountains. It absolutely caught my eye. I really wish I could have gotten off the bus there and explored. I will definitely get back there one day, because it looked like the sort of place that I would love to live. The pictures don’t do it justice.

The zoo was fabulous! The best zoo we’d stopped at so far. Big & very clean. We didn’t get to see Steve Irwin because he was away at the time, but we did get to see a croc show and that was pretty cool. We also got to go inside another fenced in area and pet the kangaroos and wallabies which was really neat in itself! The babies were the cutest. One mother had a Joey in her pouch and it was big. She kept pushing it out of her so that she could bend over and eat, and the Joey kept trying to crawl back in! It was adorable. We spent the whole day there, just wandering around and looking at all the animals. We also got to see a croc show that afternoon. Where the zoo guy goes into the croc pen to tease and taunt the giant crocodiles with a dead chicken to get them to jump out of the water. It was pretty cool. There was this one croc that was all white and just lay in the same spot for hours with its mouth open. It must be some way to cool itself…I’m not really sure!

Posted by pixcee 08:56 Archived in Australia

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