21st July 2007
Today not done a lot, got on the Greyhound Bus from Hervey Bay at 9.25am and arrived here in Brisbane at around 2.30/3pm ish. Checked into our new hostel 'Banana Benders' and did our washing, as everything got SO sandy on Fraser. Then went down to 'TinBilly's' and had tea, i had fish and chips, (which was flake and chips, and flake is SHARK!) So iv tried another delicacy since being here what with my kangaroo as well!
22nd July 2007
Today we got up around 9.30am and headed into town to catch a bus to the Wooloongabba Stadium in the centre of Brisbane to watch an Aussie Rules Football match. The "Gabba" is actually a cricket ground, although the football was being played there. It was a free bus there and back and cost $23.60 to get a ticket on the door. The game lasted 2 hours of play, so a good while of entertainment for our money's worth. I enjoyed it, got my head round the rules after a while and the weather was scorching! Had a few drinks with the Irish girls in the evening as they fly to Sydney tomorrow, but we'll probably meet up with them there anyway.
23rd July 2007
Today we've not done much at all, just had a wander about Brisbane centre mainly hunting down a shotglass and coats as apparently Sydney is the coldest its been in 17 years, and also New Zealand is -7 degrees at night and we only have pathetic fleeces, thats our heaviest stuff so we may have a few encounters with Jack Frost to come! As no shops are selling winter clothes, all the summer stock has come in! w***. Oh well, im really looking forward to tomorrow we're going to Steve Irwins - Australia Zoo, so we'll be cuddling koalas and finding out what wombats REALLY look like!! Should be fun!
24th July 2007
Today has been AWESOME, we got up at 7am and walked down to the Transit Centre to catch the 8.10am train to Australia Zoo. Got a free connection bus from the station into the park. Train ticket cost $16.80 (about 8quid) and it took about an hour and a half. Park entrance cost $44.10 (22quid) as we got 10% discount with out VIP Backpackers card. We saw and touched koalas and kangaroos (Check out the pics!) They were so soft and cute, and extremely tame. We also saw Snakes, Dingoes, Emus, Enchidnas, Tortoises, Tasmanian Devils, Crocodiles, Wombats (adorable) and of course the most beautiful creature in the world - Bengal Tigers, my favourite. There was a lot of focus on Steve Irwin, his picture was everywhere. Lots of his original 'Crocodile Hunter' shirts were hung around with tributes from people all over the world written on them. It was very touching and made us both a bit upset and teary. Today was Bindi (his daughter's) 9th Birthday so there were a lot of celebrations going on for her - a band called 'The Veronica's' were playing on the stage in the Crocoseum and she had two massive birthday cakes, and anyone could have a piece. We managed to see Steve's wife Terri and kids, Bindi and Bob. All in all a thoroughly enjoyed day. Not looking forward to tomorrow with our 18hr coach ride down to Sydney at 4.30pm :(
25th July 2007
Today just pottered about waiting til 4.30pm which is the time we got on our 18hr coach journey on the Greyhound bus to Sydney. So packed up with food and stuff, watched a couple of films on the bus to pass the time - Poseidon and The Pacifier then tried to get as much sleep as possible!