For as long as I can remember, actually even before I can remember, I have always loved koalas and kangaroos. So when a family friend of ours offered to take me to hold a koala and feed some kangaroos I just couldn’t say no!
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary opened in 1927 and offered a safe refuge for sick, injured, and orphaned koalas, at a time when the species was being culled for the fur trade.
They still take in sick, orphaned and injured koalas, which became especially important after the wildfires. They also helped to raise awareness and money for wildlife sanctuaries closest to the hardest hit areas.
They also have lots of Australian wildlife such as dingos, wombats and Tasmanian Devils.
It was honestly one of the highlights of my trip and was a day filled with happiness.
I hope you are all keeping safe during this time and are enjoying some virtual travel, as that is the closest we are going to get to travelling at the moment.