Monday, January 11, 2010

Save the world, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

I spent a wonderful time of nostalgia and interests at this wild life sanctuary at the Gold Coast of Australia.

23 years years ago, I went with Mum and Dad and D to see the famous Kangaroos and Koalas. Mum and Dad have passed away, and going back there makes it a special place.

They have a new place, the Green trail adventure challenge which Sam completed.
As I left, I chanced upon the artist who was selling her paintings of the animals and wildlife. I spoke with her, as I usually do with people of interests. Barbara Stockill sells her paintings and ther proceeds go to the Animal Hospital. She is there on Sundays and Tuesdays as an artist, and a volunteer on Thursdays. My Kiwi Paki-Paki (clap clap) to Barbara for her great part in Save the world and Keeping the world green.


From the website:

With hundreds of native Australian animals on display in natural bushland and rainforest settings, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary provides a rare opportunity to get closer to our amazing native wildlife.

A place where you can enjoy exciting, interactive displays, presentations and dining experiences. Nestled within 27 hectares of lush eucalypt and rainforest, each day brings visitors face to face with extraordinary wildlife in shows and encounters. Every day at Currumbin is a new adventure. Cuddle a koala, get up close to a crocodile, get amongst a mob of kangaroos or check out reptiles, birds and marsupials in amazing wildlife shows and displays.

Our latest attraction, The Green Challenge high ropes adventure course, is the newest nature-based adventure experience for the Gold Coast. With Sixty-five challenges including giant flying foxes and a tarzan swing, the Green Challenge takes visitors higher and further into the spectacular natural setting.

I will post other photos and commentary of this amazing place another day.


wenn said...

i must go to gold coast one day!

Cheryl said...

What a fascinating place to visit. And a wonderful job that they do.

Ensurai said...

What a wonderful exposure for me...I haven't been there...but your story is good enough for now! Thanks.

Glennis said...

I enjoyed visiting this sanctuary a few years ago, it was great.
You asked why Caroline my fishing lady was special. Well she is most definitely not a Maori, but she is very young to own her own fishing boat and to fish herself, though she does have some crew, she does most of it. And she is the only person allowed to sell fish from their boat because she applied for the special liscence and got it. She is also a lovely young lady.