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Published: October 12th 2010
Yes - Dawn is wearing the Brisbane Wheel as a hat!
So we left Herevy Bay & flew to Brisbane on the Sunday, got the train into town & checked into the hostel. V crowded & not enough room or anything! Anyway we were tired & hungry so headed up the road to the next hostel to find food (there was a bar there) - but there was no veggie food on the menu so we asked the dude at the foody bit if he could do us a baked potato with cheese (potato with chicken curry was on the menu) & oh my did he manage that! It had cheese sauce & mozarella & a cheesey salad & the most grarlic buttery crouton I've ever had! Nom!!!
Monday was a lazy start then off for a free walking tour of the city with Alex. Was fairly interesting, saw giant lego men made out of milk crates climbing a building! Then a slow wander back to the Koala charity shop for souviners & to check bus times to Lone Pine for tomorrow...
Up early on Tuesday to go to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary... Firstly saw the sheepdog trial - Tim & Jim the Boarder Collies) and Rusty & ???? the
Australian Kelpies herded the dozen or so Merino sheep into a pen then we got shown how to shear a sheep! The fleece was lovely! Sorry Claire - I didn't bring any away with me! We then saw the feeding of the wild lorikeets (many rainbow lorikeets) on the way to the Koalas so Dawn could cuddle Barnicle the Koala. We also saw another raptor show, an Olive Python & several other animal presentations. Saw Tasmanian Devils too - much smaller than I thought! Aslo Dingo pups (awww!!!!) & many many Koalas, including babies!!! We hand fed kangaroos & saw a wombat being taken for a walk ona lead!! Fun day.
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