Lone Pine (and Brisbane)

“Enjoy the moments you’re living in. They don’t last forever.”

I have spent a month in Australia and I haven’t seen a single kangaroo or a koala!?? How can this be?

So on my last day, after flying down from Cairns we spent it wisely at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary just a short 30 minute bus journey out of Brisbane. It contains over 100 Koalas as well as other animals such as sheep, reptiles, tasmanian devils, dingos, platypus’s, roos and more!

I held a Koala. His name was Hugo. It was such a surreal 30 seconds but completely worth it. Bekki and I walked away from each holding him literally buzzing, it was such a special treat and we could have gone home at that moment completely satisfied with the day.

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This is getting prime position and framed in my house when I move home:

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Then we found the kangaroos! The day got even more incredible. The roos are simply closed off in a large area and you walk around and take photos. We were surprised that there were no staff around as I’d heard they can be vicious but it was fine.

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There’s a few shows throughout the day you can watch. We saw the sheepdog/sheep sheering exhibition, bird of prey, wildlife show and a koala presentation. The sheep show seemed a bit cruel with the dogs and sheering but apparently it’s all okay and the sheep are well looked after.

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After this wonderful experience we had a look around Brisbane. Brisbane was nice but it’s just a city. It had nice bridges – that’s all I can say really! Nothing spectacular and with a cyclone on the way the weather wasn’t too great unfortunately.

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The day ended on a high meeting up with this beautiful man:

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Dez and I worked at our University Open Days together 6 years ago! He’s now working in Brisbane and has also travelling since 2013. It was lovely catching up. We had hot chocolate at Max Brennens – overpriced deliciousness.

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It’s so sad to leave Australia, one month just wasn’t enough!

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