BEST WESTERN PLUS Gregory Terrace Brisbane
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The heat really set in once we arrived in Australia, 40 degrees in December....we were not used to this, glorious! It was not just the heat that made us feel like we had arrived, the koala bears at the sanctuary in Brisbane were just as I had imagined. My main fears about visiting Australia have always been the poisonous snakes and spiders. On our trip to the Koala sanctuary a brown snake was ...
... a considerably long time to get to any of these places, if it was at all possible. So I decided to rent the city cycle and ride to the Mt Coot-tha lookout point, which was a 1hr bike ride from the city. I quickly gave up trying to ride through downtown which had no bike lanes and very pedestrian crowded sidewalks. Once I got down to the rivers edge, where there were many city cycles available, I ...
... that and before we knew it, it was time to head over to the Marina for our sunset kayak - now mum I know you're reading this and you didn't want me to do it, but there were no sharks and I'm in one piece so don't worry! We arrived at the kayak hut where we met 3 other couples and all had our safety briefing. Shortly after that we got set up and Noz and I were first into the kayaks. Fortunately I managed to be graceful for once in my life and didn't capsize it ...
... a random woman came up to us and gave us passes into a vip tent so we had free food and cheap drink. it was great, no luck with the horses tho! Brisbane is getting set up for the G20 summit so festivals are starting up here in celebration so there's free events on most nights. The black hawk helicoptors are busy practicing their security routes so we got great enjoyment lazying ...
... a film and had an early night which was much needed after 2 nights of barely any sleep. Day 3: I caught the Marimar cruise boat up the Brisbane river to the Lone Pine koala sanctuary, the oldest and largest in the world with 130 koalas. They also had lots of other Australian animals including kangaroos and wollabies which you could had feed and talking cockatoos providing great entertainment. The sanctuary, is one of the only places in the world where you can cuddle ...