25 October 2009

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

We woke up one morning and decided to head for Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary - the first in Australia.  It's only about half an hour from home - a real gem just outside of the city.


Home to Lone Pine in Fig Tree Pocket - 15km


At the entrance to Lone Pine


Me just inside the gate


Scott on the bridge


Plenty to see


A couple of very cute 'n cuddly wombats


Awwww....  Scott and his koala



And me with mine.  They are SO gorgeous!!!


Hot dog for lunch


Us!


Wooooof! Woooof!  Yip, it's a Barking Owl.



A beautiful peacock just wandering around





A cassowary


Home to two Wedge-tailed Eagles


From our viewing spot for the bird of prey show


White-bellied Sea Eagle


The most beautiful owl - a Barn Owl - such a gentle looking face.  And it flies so silently.


The Wedge-tailed Eagle



Scott & the Sea Eagle



Mandy & the Wedge-tailed Eagle



 Scott 'n the roos


Feeding a wallaby



Chillin'...


Whaaaaat?


Hey duuuude....  




11,691km to Johannesburg...


You can actually take a boat from the city up the river to Lone Pine.

What a beautiful spot!  And the koalas were SO gorgeous!

2 comments:

Mamajoon said...

Didn't want to nag, but was wondering when you'd get around to updating. It was worth the wait. Favourite pic? the one taken of you at the end of the charity race! Heh! Heh! the expression says it all.
Tumbulgum isn't to be photographed, it's to be experienced. A dorp with a difference.
Right, now it's my turn to make the trifle. My contribution for New Year's eve. Hope it looks as good as yours.
Luvya lots
Mom

Steven said...

I love the pictures of the birds. The eagle is just so beautiful and stunning. I never had a chance to go near a kangaroo before and I really like to see one up close. With all the heat wave in the country that I have been hearing from friends, I am kinda wondering on how koala's are dealing with it in the wild. Friends in the country says that at times it gets so hot that they don't leave home cause it's a huge headache to deal
with the heat.