Work & Travel New Zealand 2008/2009

Travel time: August 2008 - August 2009  |  by Ulla-Christina Ludewig

Australia: Brisbane

September 10 - 19, 2008

On September 10 ist was time to board a plane again and head off to my 5 weeks holiday in Australia. Was hard to say goodbye to Andy but I was also looking forward to my adventures, especially the Whale Research Expedition.

Going on bord

Going on bord

Great view

Great view

On my first day in Brisbane (after I arrived, at 10 am) I went to explore the Roma Street Parklands which were close to my hostel and right next to the Roma Street transit centre. A huge park with some very nice plants and waterways. I also had a look at South Bank, the city beach in Brisbane which is pretty unique. There are swimming pools that can be used for free and a really nice parkland around.

Roma Street Parklands

Roma Street Parklands

South Bank

South Bank

South Bank

South Bank

Brisbane Ferry

Brisbane Ferry

On Thursday, September 11 (horrible date...) I went to the LONE PINE KOALA SANCTUARY near the city, where I already had a great day with Simone 6 years ago. Despite being on my own this time, I really enjoyed the day because I met some very nice friends

Rainbow Lorikeets

Rainbow Lorikeets

"Hey, wait for me!!"

"Hey, wait for me!!"

The Rainbow Lorikeets live in the trees around the sanctuary and they get fed there once a day. If you wait long enough after the food was put into the bowls, you can see them coming from the trees. Very pretty birds.

I spent some time in the huge kangaroo enclosure where the roos can hop around (it's a big area) and the tourists can join them. No, I didn't hop around myself

Very curious Roo

Very curious Roo

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"Let's have a meeting, guys!"

"Let's have a meeting, guys!"

As the name of the sanctuary says, there are lots of koalas around the place. Most of them are sleeping, most of the time, but I came across some pretty active little fluffys It was nice to watch them climbing the trees and looking around.

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A koala that is not sleeping - great!

A koala that is not sleeping - great!

And then there is this opportunity to hold a koala! I thought about it a lot if I should do it or not because I hate stressing animals. But then the curiosity was stronger and I also got my photo taken with a cute little koala. Her name is "Serenity".

"Serenity", my new fluffy friend

"Serenity", my new fluffy friend

From September 15 to September 19 I spent 3 great days on North Stradbroke Island, also called "Straddie", not far from Brisbane. Go to the next chapter to see what I came across there

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The trip
 
Description:
My last chance for a "Working Holiday Visa" for new Zealand! So kiwis (all of them - fruit, birds and of course people), whales and dolphins beware, I´m coming!
Details:
Start of journey: Aug 11, 2008
Duration: 12 months
End of journey: Aug 10, 2009
Travelled countries: New Zealand
Australia
The Author
 
Ulla-Christina Ludewig is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 15 years.
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