I think just about every kid who grew up in Brisbane has “that” koala photo.
I’m not sure which one of us was less impressed.
So, on a recent visit to our grand babies, I took them and our daughter to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.
I have to admit that, because of its age and the fact that it hasn’t really changed much from the original concept, I was expecting it to be a bit tired and run down.
I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Everything was clean and well cared for, the facilities were up-to-date, the café food was well priced and freshly cooked. I was impressed to find free mobile phone charging, wifi throughout the park and a charging station for electric cars.
And, most importantly, the animals were healthy and happy.
The “flat friend” in some of the photos was a project for a friend in America. And you’ll also see Cassie the Cassowary who travels with us.
Not every kid would have had the snake photo. A primary school friend and I did, though. So I did my best to replicate that one too, but without strangling the poor snake this time.
Would you dare?