Day 7 | Brisbane to Hervey Bay

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I decided last night that today, instead of going to the typical Sunshine Coast, I would instead go to the Irwin’s famous Australia Zoo! I bought my ticket on Groupon, which saved me a bit of money, and I was in the car and on the road by 8am to make sure I got to the zoo right as it opened at 9am.

I quickly sussed out the show times and studied the map and started my walk through the different zones. I’m really fascinated by crocodiles so they were first on my mind. After having a look through the alligators and freshwater crocs, I moved on to the bigger and angrier salties at the back of the Crocoseum. Steve designed the Crocoseum so that each croc has it’s own individual territory but they are linked by gates and channels to the main arena, so they all get a chance to perform. He also designed it with crystal clear water so that the public are able to see how a croc behaves under water – something we aren’t often able to understand thanks to the typically murky waters. It’s very clever and it’s almost unbelievable that the design of the Crocoseum works.

I got up close and personal with a few animals, including a cuddle from a koala and a camel ride! (I did not, however, smile at a crocodile. That apparently takes years of training and complete mastery.)

There were some really beautiful sights, and it was such a stunning day!

After the Zoo it was time to drive to my hostel in Hervey Bay. I briefly stopped in Gympie for a snack, but I was only there for 30 minutes. I did a lot of night driving tonight which has confirmed with me that I don’t want to do anymore night driving! Very tiring. Although seeing this sunset was pretty amazing…

I arrived at my hostel just after 7pm and found my way into my room. It’s a big unit with three bedrooms, a living area, a bathroom and a kitchen. I’m not sure if anyone else is staying here tonight, but I’ll probably be going to bed soon anyway.

In regards to State of Origin game 2: Go QLD!

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