With the euphoria of New Years having wore off we decided to perk ourselves up with a visit to O'Reilly's. Set in the mountains we made the difficult drive up to the spa where wild birds dominate the landscape. Armed with bird seeds we soon made friends with the locals and before long parrots were using us as ready made perches.
After playing with a friendly wallaby for a while and exhausting our supplies of bird seeds we wandered down the tree top walk. Above the rainforest floor we climbed ladders to break out above the canopy for some spectacular views over the surroundings. The walk represented the Australian rainforest environment perfectly, showcasing the flora and fauna, we took delight in experiencing this environment. Venturing inside the trees that vines had hollowed, climbing buttress roots and hunting out the creepy crawlies we spent a great couple of hours immersed in the forest before night had truly settled and it was time to head back down the mountain road in search of the glow worm caves.
The road out was an entertaining length of the journey to say the least. After endangering us all by swerving to miss the Kane Toads it wasn't long before... "Pop", "Squash", "Splatter"... the air was filled with the sound of squashed toads (good thing they are considered a foreign pest). We also encountered a herd of sheep, a possum and a rather large snake before finally reaching the closed glow worm caves (can't have it all ay?). The fact it took over an hour to locate them cant have helped. We settled instead for ordering some films and ice cream to finish off a great day!