Brisbane, Mooloolaba, Noosa, Hervey Bay

Went to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary just outside of brisbane where we got to hand feed kangaroos and cuddle a koala – something you have to do whilst in Australia! Got the photos to prove it.

Next day, we got on the bus to our overnight stop in Mooloolaba. Stopped en route at Australia Zoo, home of The Crocodile Hunter a.k.a. Steve “Crikey” Irwin. Saw the crocodile show which he actually did. He is very rarely at the zoo, so we must be very privileged. Carried on up to Mooloolaba, a small coastal, beach resort.

Next day, drove from there to Noosa. Noosa is quite a posh place but has a lovely beach a some great views. Theyd been having problems with algae on the beach but the cyclone approaching the east coast had blown it all away. Very privileged again. Was good to spend the afternoon just lounging around.

Next day, took a walk to the Noosa National Park. Supposedly, there are koalas living in the trees but didnt see any, though am slightly koalaed out at the moment. The views of the coastline from the park were great. Then went back to Noosa river and 6 of us hired a boat for 3 hours. Went up and down the river and stopped for a while so the boys could fish, though none of them caught anything.

This morning, we drove up to Hervey Bay. Stopped at Rainbow Beach for an hour, where the beach is black and yellow. Dont know what causes the black but although it didnt look great, it was quite fun. Much more efficient for writing your name in! Arrived at Hervey Bay, from where we will be doing our Fraser Island trip tommorow. Not much here apart from a beach, this one not a surfing beach as there are no waves.

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