The main reason I wanted to go to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary was to see all the rainbow lorikeets but we were there too late and had to leave to early for them so I missed out. They come into feed about 8.30-9 in the morning and about 4 in the afternoon.
We did, however, see a heap of other wildlife. I would have liked to hold a koala but it appeared as though you had to buy the accompanying photo for that and there was a queue. Oh well, I’ve held a koala before.
Even though we were there for a few hours we still missed out on various shows that were held around the place that talked about different types of animals. The one show that we did see, which was great, was the bird show.
Here’s some pictures of the birds, and watch out for your head as they fly around.
They are so well trained and the show runs like clockwork, it was a pleasure to see.
We got to pat kangaroos as they lay on the ground, and while we didn’t hold a koala there were plenty of them there.
These crocodiles looked like statues until I saw some of their eyes open.
And I’m glad this fella was behind strong wire, although he was pretty sleepy and quite well fed looking.
The little train that ran around the park had always just left as we arrived at a stop and it was quicker to keep walking than to wait 20 minutes for the next one.
I even went into the reptile bit and watched a snake try to peel his skin off. The photo I took didn’t work out due to poor light conditions and I didn’t want to frighten his skin off with my flash.
I noticed here, and at the glow worms we saw in the evening (a separate trip) that Japanese tourists were wearing masks over their face because of a swine flu threat I presume. I wonder if they were the ones who were brave enough to come to Australia and they left a lot of others at home. Have tourism numbers dropped? I don’t know.
Even though Currumbin was a fair distance from our hotel, we were able to hop on a bus and go straight there. Public transport is quite easy in Surfer’s Paradise and I’d bought a package that included airport and theme park transfers and public transport. We ended up using public transport for the theme parks as it also left almost from our hotel and we weren’t bound by pickup and drop off times.
I’m getting there with the post holiday posts. There’s three days left.