19.04.2009 95 °F
Hey Everyone! hope your all good! the weather here has got alot better now!! After byron bay we went to a place called surfers paradise, we stayed there for three nights, got quite alot of surfing in during the day inbetween the rain! we went to a theme park there aswell which was cool. we then travelled up the coast to brisbane, we were only there for one night so didnt see much of the city as we had to leave at 6am the next day.
we arrive at Australlia zoo at about 8am (the Steve Irwin zoo) whcih was amazing!! we fed the elephants, held koalas (they were sooo cute!! like furry little teddy bears) and they was a massive field you could walk through and just chill with the kangeroos they were all really friendly and cus we went on easter sunday terri, bindi and bobbi Irwin (steves wife and kids) were doing a special croc show which was pretty wicked! we saw tigers, emus, cuckaburras, turtles etc! then from the zoo we went up to a town called Noosa, it poured it down all day when we got there so we just stayed in the hostel all day, and to make things worse our hostel was disgusting, there was bed bugs and we had to move rooms cus our toilet was leaking and there was hair and dirt everywhere!! but we stuck it out and luckily it got really hot so we went surfing the next day and left early next morning to go to a small place called rainbow beach. we did our fraser island trip from there.
we had to get up at 5am the next day to go over to fraser island, we were in a group of 11 and we had our own 4 wheel drive (but you had to be over 21 to drive it) on the first day we went to a lake called lake mckenzie whcih was absolutly georgous, it was scorching hot aswell and the water was crystal clear! we drove along the beach for abit and then set up camp for the night along the beech. we werent allowed in the ocean beacuse of sharks which was a shame! the next day we went to another lake behind some massive sand dunes whcih was really cool, apparantly there was massive turtles there too but we didnt see any! we had a bbq for lunch then headed further down beach and set up camp again for the night! only just managed to stay up till 12 though to see my birthday in as we were all so nackered as we had to get up at 5am every morning because of the tide! but we did it (with some help from the beer and wine) got up nice and early again the next day and went up to a place called indian head, it was a massive cliff edge which sharks circled as it was where british colonists used to push the aboriginals into the ocean. we saw some wild dingos and these massive lizards! we went then drove all the way back down the beach and caught the ferry back to Rainbow beach where we spent another night and then caught the bus up to a town called 1770 this morning, its a really nice quiet seaside town we did something called scooterooing, (you only needed your provisional so i could drive too) this afternoon and we rode around on some 50cc bikes which was cool, saw some wild wallabees watched the sunset then drove back. we go to a cattle station tommorow in the out back, where we round up goats and do rodeo but were most looking forward to the big roast dinner we get included!! hope everythings all good back home!! love charly and josh xx