Sunday, April 17, 2016

Whirlwind Tour of Brisbane.

Wish we could. Have spent more time in Brisbane!  We spent the next day seeing the sites of the beautiful city with John. He picked us up at our hotel, toured us around all day and dropped us off at the cruise terminal so we could board our next ship and head north to the Great Barrier reef

We started our day heading to the Lone Pine Sanctuary! Lauree really wanted to hold a koala bear and there are very few places that allow that, despite the number of koalas that live in Australia.   

Kookaburras are terrestrial tree kingfishers of the genus Dacelo native to Australia and New Guinea, which grow to between 28–42 cm in length. The name is a loanword from Wiradjuri guuguubarra, onomatopoeic of its call.Wikipedia

The cassowaries (/ˈkæsəwɛərr/) are ratites (flightless birds without a keel on their sternum bone) in the genus Casuarius and are native to the tropical forests of New Guinea (Papua New Guinea and Indonesia), nearby islands, and northeastern Australia.[2]
This a beautiful bird and I would have loved to see one in the rain forest.

Yes, she got to check one off her bucket list!

The city of Bribane from Mt. Coot-tha Summit

Look at the art work on the concrete.

On board Royal Caribbean's Legend of the Seas!  Quite a let down after being on the Solstice!
Can you see the rainbow.
As we set sail from the harbour in Brisbane.


Anonymous said...

Good old Mt Coot! {!-{>

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous pictures!! Seeing your photos is really bringing back my trip to Australia a few years ago!! I got to hold a koala, too :) Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Tracy said...

Such beautiful photos as always.
So nice t see that your sister go to hold a kola and fulfilled a dream of hers :)

Tracey said...

You Certainly saw heaps in a short amount of time.....great photos!