Trip Start Oct 01, 2007
99Trip End May 07, 2008
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We stopped off in the Billabong Wildlife & Koala Sanctuary. We had an hour to look around the park before we got to meet the koalas! We saw giant albino wallabies (small roo's) which look like giant mice. They kinda walked around a bit blind too! The wallabies were gorgeous. We fed them and they are so cute and timid and come out to meet you. One had a baby in her pouch as you can see from the photos. They are bald. The photos speak for themselves about what we saw. Its like when you go to the zoo and take 500 pictures and get home and you see bits of a monkeys bum or a blurred photo of an elephant or just the neck of giraffe! They are a bit lame. Cool when your there but seriously who likes looking at amateur zoo photos?! The parrots shout hello at you tho and the snakes were a bit scary looking. It was cool to see animals there that you only heard of on programmes like Skippy the bush Kangaroo or The Flying Doctor like - "Jeezaroony did ya see the soize of dat wombat?" or "bloody hell Irene, a possum knocked over me can of fosters while I was taking a photo of that dingo!" and so on...!! :) Highlight of the day had to have been the koalas! Yes they are that fluffy and yes there ears are fluffy too! They are very tame and cling on like mad to humans! They sleep 18 hours a day and the one in the photo with us is a girl and she weighs 9kgs. We'll call her Kerry the Koala, I think she has Irish blood! Every road over here has something to do with Ireland. We found Mooney Mooney beach, a town called Dee Why (no photo sorry dee) Paddys Road/rest stop/avenue, Butlers Lane even a Bald Knob Road!
Port Macquarie is a cute town with the usual beach, marina, coffee shops and campsites.