I was browsing my photos and realised I’ve not blogged about our trip to The Sunshine State of Queensland, Australia (gasp)! We took advantage of an airline promotion on Emirates and flew to Gold Coast for a 10 days self-drive vacation in early December 2010.
This is Dana’s trusty yellow trunki which we used as a hand carry luggage on board the flight. In it was her pillow, snacks, books and colouring materials. It also came in handy to store the kiddy packs and toys distributed by the air crew.
Our first stop in Brisbane was the Lone Pine Sanctuary, Australia’s First and Largest Koala sanctuary with over 130 Koalas. It’s also rated one of the Top 10 Best Zoos in the world . We took the bus there from our serviced apartment and it was indeed a fun and educational visit for the entire family!
We were greeted by a baby Komodo dragon at the entrance.
As it was raining shortly after we arrived, we took shelter at one of its shed.
There, Dana entertained herself by feeding and playing with the baby lambs.
Next up was the Sheepdog Show where we saw the intelligent sheepdogs herd the lost sheep into the pens…
and the ubiquitous sheep shearing demo!
Dana got up close to touch the sheep and the wool shaven from its body…
We saw also wombats, kangaroos, lorikeets and snakes at the Sanctuary. It was a truly educational day for Dana. If you’re headed to Queensland, don’t forget to dedicate a day there!
Tip: Kids who colour a page from their interactive webpage and bring along on your visit will be given a small gift! Visit its website here for more details.