30.07.2009 - 01.08.2009 22 °C
On the way up the coast to Noosa, we stopped off for a day visit to the late Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo. We were like little kids when we entered the zoo, as we were so excited to see all the native animasl of Australia in such a hands-on environment. We went to the wonderfully cheesey Croc Show at the Crocotorium where brave handlers teased the huge crocodile with lumps of meat - CRIKEY! The highlight of the zoo however was the interaction with the animals. We fed elephants, kangaroos and even stroked the dozey koalas - "beeautiful!" But perhaps the most impressive part of the zoo was seeing the frighteningly hands-on handlers in the Tiger Presentation. On guy actively encouraged the tigers to hunt him, pounce on him and even bite his arms - all in a playful manner of course!
We spent a lovely day in Noosa, which is another sleepy town on the coast with lovely scenery and amazing surf. Here we took yet another long coastal walk that followed the cliffs around Noosa Heads (from Sunshine Beach to Noosa Beach). It was a beautiful day and so we took the walk at a fairly leisurely pace and enjoyed the scenery. Even the dolphins were enjoying the sun, and we saw lots of the playing in the sea below.