Healesville Travel Blog› entry 2 of 23 › view all entries
March 17th, 2009 – by: mr_brenden
Banjo and I had plans today. The Healesville Sanctuary was just a short drive away. When we arrived, there were only several cars in the parking lot. It must have been do to the drizzling rain that has been sporadic through out the morning and forecasted for the rest of the day.
The Sanctuary was truly a grand experience. For this being my first time in Australia, I got to nearly see it all. They had Tasmanian Devils, Emus, Dingos, Kangaroos, Wallabies, snakes, and countless types of beautiful birds. No crocodiles, but I will have plenty of chances to see them later. Many of these animals I have never seen before, and it was wonderful chance to learn more about them. On top of all that, I even got to feed, pet, and interact with some of them too.
Each exhibit was laid out over several kilometers of trails.
On the way back home we saw a sign for "Hedge Maze". I told Paul that I could not remember ever being in a hedge maze before, so we pulled on over. It was late afternoon and the day turned out to be gorgeous. The view was astonishing. The clouds were skimming along the hillside with the sun peaking in and out. The temperature was perfect with no humidity. Apparently, I came to Victoria at the right time. The brush fires ended a few weeks before and there has been some rain to green everything back up.
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