Jan 16 2010

Day 9 – Brisbane (January 16)

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Koala

Koala

Today was a good day in Brisbane. This morning we were able to have our first opportunity to see Australian animals. We started off with going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. This is a very popular place in Brisbane to see animals. It was recommended by the travel guide that Lauren had.

Kangaroos hopping away

Kangaroos hopping away

They say they have over 130 koalas, but they also had kangaroos, dingoes, emus, Tasmanian devils, cassowarys and many other animals. I am glad the students finally had a chance to see some native animals. Many took the opportunity to hold a koala and have their picture taken with one.

Lorikeet Feeding

Lorikeet Feeding

While I was there I was also able to watch them feed the Lorikeets and also a Sheep Dog Show. Both of these were a lot of fun as well.

Sheep Dog Show

Sheep Dog Show

After viewing Lone Pine, we made the drive down to the Gold Coast and specifically Surfers Paradise. This was a beautiful beach. Students had to take their first exam, but I thought this would be a good location for them to do so. They then had a couple of hours to enjoy the shopping and beach. Unfortunately many of them may have failed to put on sunscreen because a few seemed a little reddish.

Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise

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