I had such a great time at this place. I got to hang out with kangaroos and feed them, I got to hold a koala and see the vast variety of Australian birds and animals. My friend and I started hiking through the huge sanctuary and of course it started to rain. We’d just gotten a nice day, (it had been raining for a few days) and we took shelter in a gazebo and waited it out for a few minutes for the worst of it to pass before deciding we’d just brave the rain and go for it. The skies cleared and it turned into a beautiful day. We were very lucky to have missed all the flooding Queensland.
Getting to hold a koala was really neat. The one I held was warm and soft. The staff go into the enclosure, poke a koala and if it wakes up enough they pull it off the tree and hand it to you for the photo. It’s pretty funny. You’ll notice they’ve got arm protectors like you’d have for a falcon… yet we’re all in t-shirts! No one got scratched, apparently koalas are high all the time from eucalyptus. They get high and fall asleep for 23 hours a day. Rough life eh?
Finally got to see a dingo at the sanctuary, not quite the same as seeing one in the wild, but cool to see anyway!
The kangaroos were in an enclosed area with food in containers for you to grab and feed them. They were all very friendly and knew that you had food in your hands and would come to you for it. We posed for several photos and it was a really neat experience to be so close to them!