Noosa, Australia Zoo and Brisbane
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On the way to Brisbane, we decided to stop for a night in Noosa, which is a quaint little town a couple of hours North of Brisbane. It's a bit of a hang out for the rich and maybe not so famous, with lots of beautiful waterfront properties and nice cafes. We stayed in the YHA, which was a lovely old timber building right in the centre of town. We only had the afternoon to explore the town, so we went for a river boat ride and a long walk back in the rain.
The following morning we cought the complimentary shuttle to Australia Zoo, about an hour away, to pay our respects to Steve 'Crikey' Irwin, the crocodile hunter. He actually has a highway named after him, which we travelled on to get there. Another interesting fact, folks!
At the Zoo we saw otter, cassawaries, kangaroos, koalas, wombats and of course crocs.
In the afternoon, we caught the Greyhound from the zoo, straight to Brisbane. Unfortunately everything in town was full so we had to stay a little way out of town, in the West End.
The following day, we walked around the city centre and got cought out in a torrential downpour so had to buy some rather fetching plastic ponchos. We tried to book some accommodation in Byron Bay for that night, but everything was again full. We were a bit gutted as we really wanted to see the hippie comunity in Nimbin, just outside the bay, but we decided to cut our losses and continue on to Sydney instead.