Many of my dreams came true on our second day in Brisbane.
First off- it stopped raining and we didn't see another drop our entire trip. I prayed a lot that it would stop raining and I'm grateful that my prayers worked!
Second- we went to Steve Irwin's famed Australia Zoo. Steve Irwin is still very beloved and quite the legend in Australia- but especially so in Brisbane where his family lives and continues to run the zoo. The place was astounding. Honestly one of my favorite things that we did in Australia.
Just check out the foilage. I've never been anywhere so green.
I love that you've got palm trees, coniferous trees, and then normal deciduous trees all in the same spot.
The zoo is no ordinary zoo. Some animals just roam wild (mostly lizards and birds) and run over your feet!
and check this out- even their pigeons are better than ours.
I was obsessed with the koalas. They have to be the cutest little creatures you've ever seen. I just wanted to SQUEEZE them. We weren't supposed to bother the sleeping ones - but I couldn't help snapping a gazillion pictures (and maybe touching a few).
You can't tell me that this guy isn't adorable?!
The zoo is obviously quite famous for the crocodiles and the crocodile show was pretty exciting.
We definitely lucked out with a very non crowded day. We got to spend a lot of time with the animals without very many people around!
If you ever go to Australia- you've got to go to the zoo. I really wanted to see roos and koalas- and it made it so much better to be able to play with them!! plus just the atmosphere of the zoo with all of the trees and plants and flowers. A-mazing.