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samandlucytravels
6th Mar 2017 - 8th Mar 2017
Beerwah

To say goodbye to Brisbane we drove up to Mt Coot-Tha lookout before heading to the Glass House Mountains in Beerwah. The Glass House Mountains were named by James Cook in 1770,  and formed from lava,  which filled small vents and solidified into hard rocks. Millions of years of erosion have removed the surrounding exteriors of the volcanic cones leaving the magnificent landscape. As the volcanic mountains cooled, vertical columns formed. They were a real natural beauty.

After spending the night in Beerwah we headed to Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo. I haven't felt that much like a kid in a long time. We got there bright and early for the doors to open to watch all the shows. We saw a blind Siberian Tiger swim and play in water. Watched the Otters get up to their usual mischief and the bit Sam was waiting for... THE CROCS!

Steve Irwin was known for his Crocodile Hunting, taking crocodiles out of the Northern Territory & North Queensland, where they had been endangering humans, or are in danger of being shot by human, and taking them into his sanctuary that is Australia Zoo. It was amazing to see how much work he put into this animal sanctuary and how well it has been kept as a memorial by all the workers there, and his remaining family (who were there the day after us, damn!).



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Diary Photos
6th Mar 2017  Gold Coast campsite in the middle of the city
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6th Mar 2017  Brisbane
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6th Mar 2017  Brisbane
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6th Mar 2017  Brisbane
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7th Mar 2017  Mt. Coot-Tha Lookout over Brisbane
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7th Mar 2017  Mt. Coot-Tha Lookout over Brisbane
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7th Mar 2017  Mt. Coot-Tha Lookout over Brisbane
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7th Mar 2017  Glass House Mountains - Beerwah
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7th Mar 2017  Glass House Mountains - Beerwah
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7th Mar 2017  Glass House Mountains
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7th Mar 2017  Glass House Mountains
The Glass House Mountains were named by James Cook in 1770, and formed from molten rock, which filled small vents and solidified into hard rocks. Millions of years of erosion have removed the surrounding exteriors of the volcanic cones leaving the magnificent landscape you see today. As the volcanic mountains cooled, interesting vertical columns formed and this feature can be seen today at Mount Beerwah, Mount Ngungun and Mount Coonowrin.

7th Mar 2017  Glass House Mountains
The Glass House Mountains were named by James Cook in 1770, and formed from molten rock, which filled small vents and solidified into hard rocks. Millions of years of erosion have removed the surrounding exteriors of the volcanic cones leaving the magnificent landscape you see today. As the volcanic mountains cooled, interesting vertical columns formed and this feature can be seen today at Mount Beerwah, Mount Ngungun and Mount Coonowrin.

7th Mar 2017  Glass House Mountains
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7th Mar 2017  Glass House Mountains - Beerwah
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7th Mar 2017  Glass House Mountains - Beerwah
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8th Mar 2017  Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo
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8th Mar 2017  Sam and his favourite birds!
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8th Mar 2017  Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo
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8th Mar 2017  Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo
Komodo Dragon

8th Mar 2017  Crocoseum - Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo
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8th Mar 2017  Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo
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8th Mar 2017  Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo
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8th Mar 2017  Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo
Siberian Tiger

8th Mar 2017  Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo
Siberian Tiger

8th Mar 2017  Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo
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8th Mar 2017  Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo
ACCO THE DEADLY CROC!

8th Mar 2017  Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo
Koala

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