After a pigout of KFC, we drove through Brisbane north about an hour and arrived in Coolum Beach to our new apartment. We were looking forward to staying put for a while and NOT having to repack suitcases and load the car again.
Our first morning was cloudy and rain was threatening, so we thought if we were going to climb a mountain, we should do it sooner rather than later. Within the hour, we were halfway up Mt. Coolum, (part of the Glass Mountains: they are all volcanic, particularly intrusic volcanoes)
There was rain in the forecast for a couple of days, so we thought we would try and do something inside and/or something that we wouldn't do, if it was sunny. Our best bet was the Australia Zoo (home of Steve Irwin Crocodile Hunter!)
|Terry Irwin feed Graham the croc. 14 feet|
|Zoo girl holding 22 year old koala|
|Almost extinct cassowary bird. That thing on his head is not a hat, or feathers.|
|This was just a small square building perched in the middle of the river (200 sq ft in size). Who does that?|
|little swimming bay which had a strong tidal flow so made it easy to float.|