Sight Seeing Brisbane

Managed to get some sleep on the plane. I look awful but am ready to go. We are met by Michael from Tourism Queensland. We are taken to Newstead Park where we are greeted with refreshments and then given a proper Aboriginal Welcome to Country by Riverlife Mirrabooka. Then itís on a rivercat on the Brisbane River to our transfer to Lone Pine Sanctuary. This park is in the Guinness book of records as the largest and oldest koala sanctuary. They have over 75 years experience and 130 koalas. We got to cuddle one of those cute creatures and then headed off to hand feed a mob of kangaroos. We headed out to lunch at the Summit restaurant on Mt. Coot overlooking the beautiful city of Brisbane. Next stop a shower and a bit of a rest before dinner We are welcomed with a pre dinner cocktail at GOMA Ė the Gallery of Modern Art. We are lucky enough to see an amazing exhibition by Ron Mueck. Lifelike and larger than life sculptures that are so realistic your jaws drop. One for example, was of two women talking. If they had been life size you would have almost expected one to just turn and walk away. The detail was incredible. A sculpture of a new born baby, complete with umbilical and fingernails. While a bit eerie at times, it was still hard not to appreciate these masterful pieces. After a delicious dinner, we headed back to the hotel and a well deserved good nightís sleep.

Off to Brisbane

On my way to Brisbane in beautiful Queensland