Visited the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary today. Should have bought the tickets through Internet as it much cheaper than off-the-counter price.
The place is not very well maintain if to compare to our Singapore Zoo. But it does have its plus point. It has a number of animals that is only found in Australia and not in Singapore like the Wombats; Koalas; Dingoes; Possum and Tasmanian Devils. Its the first time we saw how a wombat actually look like though the kids had read about it through storybooks.
We were there just in time for the "Totally Wild & Snake Alive" show and the kids were thrilled to see all the "special" animal like the Possum... The fur is very soft and the Possum is a very shy animal.
They got up close with some snakes too! Kids nowadays are real brave. I remember how afraid I was when comes to snake!!! Let alone holding them!!!!
It drizzle a little and therefore the Crocodile Show was cancelled. However, the kids got to hold the baby crocodile and have their pictures taken for FREE! The girls commented that baby crocodile is very heavy.
Next, we went over to the Kangaroo enclosure to feed the kangaroos. Its similar to our Singapore Zoo's but this place is much bigger and the kangaroos are more active than ours. Little Nicholas was "attacked" by kangaroos twice!
First was when he was trying to feed one of them and another kangaroo came from behind and scratched the little boy's head. He was annoyed and frightened by that action. But after comforting him, he was back to feeding again.
The second time was when he was having his cookies and a kangaroo came over to snatch it from him while he was putting it in his mouth! He was totally shocked.
Just as we were about to leave the enclosure, its started to rain and we hopped onto the tram which bring us to the main gate where the Lorikeet Feeding was. The girls had fun feeding the Lorikeet but suffered "injuries" on their hands as the Lorikeets land on their hands to feed on the food. We hanged around there for almost an hour before the girls are willing to leave.Day 9
We had a full day today and I had planned to visit the Tropical Fruit Farm but hubby was not very keen. So we drove to Australia Fair (another shopping centre) for some last minute shopping and food and then drove around aimlessly till 5pm before returning to car and back to the apartment to wait for the coach to pick us up. Its really a waste we didn't go for the farm....