I am super excited about this one. Well, by now you must have realized that we get extremely enthusiast by animals with whom we share this beautiful planet. So, here I am, writing about our encounter with Joeys, Koala, Dingos, Wombats and some of the very unique wildlife of Australia. .
Oh what a day it was!
So before we dig deeper into the deets of our tour, I would like to share one point, planning trips on your own can be tricky, especially as a tourist. But I truly believe if you join a professional tour operator you can be assured that all the logistics would be taken care of and all you have to do is enjoy to the fullest. So we be relied on the capable experience of Bunyip Tours, we booked a couple of tours with them but today we would just relive one stop that is Healesville Sanctuary.
We woke up at 6 a.m., as it was warm we dressed to the occasion, jeans, t-shirt and sneakers (well not really haha, we were in our slip ons). Not to forget tough, we had to make sure to pack for Athena and be ready to tackle any possible eventuality which may arise. Lastly the most important tool, our DSLR. when it comes to technology I know no one better than Sirus. Armed for the day, all we had to do was walk across the road to our pick-up point. Once again thanks to the brilliant planning of hubby.
Our tour guide for the day was Fiona. She kept us entertained with local history and other anecdotes during the hour long drive to the sanctuary.
We reached at the sanctuary around 9:30 a.m. , and off we went to feast our eyes with the wonderful wildlife .
Tip: Make sure to pick the map at the entrance.
Our first encounter was with a Koala, Oh Mr. Koala you lived up to our reputation of the most adorable and iconic Australian marsupial, I heard he is the naughtiest one too 😛 .
Koalas are found across the east of Australia, in coastal and inland areas from north-east Queensland to Eyre Peninsula in South Australia In Victoria, they inhabit low altitude forests and woodlands across central and southern mainland Victoria, and on Raymond, Snake, French and Phillip islands.
With their lean, muscular body and strong limbs, Koalas are well suited to life in the trees. Their front and hind legs are almost equal in length, with five-digit paws specially adapted for grip. Rough pads on the palms and soles and long claws on each digit help the Koala grip tree branches and trunks. On each front paw, two fingers act like thumbs to enable a tighter grip.
- Source https://www.zoo.org.au
Next stop, Emu. A very peculiar or rather interesting character. Emus are native Australian birds and found all across the country because they can survive in most habitats except very dry desert conditions or tropical rain forests.
And then came the moment of truth. We finally met our most longed friend, Mr. and Mrs. Kangaroo. An encounter which is etched on our memories forever. As soon as we entered their bush home, they saw me wearing Athena in a pouch similar to how she was carrying hers. Intrigued, she hoped on the path to investigate. It was magical!
We had planned the excursion such that we can make it to the beautiful, vivid and extraordinary bird show “Spirits of sky”. The show is narrated as a story while they introduce the most gorgeous species of birds I have come across in my life.
And day 4, is not end yet. There is one more adventure yet to savor. Till then enjoy these gorgeous pictures and stay tuned.
The Digital Family xx