I love zoos. It’s not that I am a particularly big fan of animals in cages, I just love seeing them up close and in person. I believe it stems from my childhood obsession with Kratts‘ Creatures, a kids TV show about animals and nature.
So no doubt I would enjoy the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, a non for profit, 100% Australian animal sanctuary.
OZ Vlog #9: Contiki Beaches and Reefs : Byron Bay, Australia
The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary was quite a bit different than the last zoo I went to. For one, most of the cages were open pens so you could walk right up and pet the animals .
Second, several of the animals I was looking forward to seeing were sleeping, including the Tasmanian Devil and the Wombat.
Regardless, I got to hold a Koala. It was cute, course haired and kind of stinky, but I held it and it was awesome!
After lunch we continued on towards Byron Bay for a quick photo-op at Cape Byron, the most easterly point of Australia.
Then it was afternoon beach time complete with fish’n chips from one of the many cute beachside restaurants.
Ah time to work on the tan!