Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

The weather on SUNDAY was beautiful and after the church service P. didn’t want to tell me where we were going and he took me to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Tickets for adults were $32, I think and I got a YHA discount.

Finally, I saw koalas and they were everywhere! We were just on time for a short presentation about the Sanctuary and koalas and I could touch one. (You could also cuddle a koala and have a photo with one, but 1 photo cost $16). They are so cute! Did you know that they sleep about 20 hours per day and the rest of their time they do what? Eat! And they are quite picky, because among 800 kinds of eucalyptus trees they like just about 50. They looked so funny, like bundles stuck between branches.

Except for the koalas, there were other Australian animals, like:

Kangaroos. They were so cool! You could walk up to them or they came to you.

Dingoes, Tasmanian devils, wombats, emus, cassowaries

First and second most poisonous snakes in the world, crocodiles, lizards and a platypus – a mammal that lays eggs.

We left the Sanctuary at about 5 p.m. and went up to Mt Coot-tha lookout just before the sunset.

And we watched the city drinking coffee (me – flat white and not sandwiches… FOTC fans should know the Jenny reference 😉 ) and waiting until it got dark and all the lights went on.

The daytime of the night!