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Adelaide and Koala Snuggles

Adelaide and Koala Snuggles

Our second destination was Adelaide. We took a flight in the morning and then had 2 1/2 days there.

Our first afternoon we went to the Central Market and had lots of fun picking yummy Australian treats. So that’s what happens when you let us loose in a market: Bread, cheese, dips, olives, sheep yogurt, fruit, nuts, cake … Plenty for lunch, dinner and snacks for the next few days.

Of course a free walking tour was also on the agenda and saw some pretty cool things including the place where the Beatles stood when they visited, Rundle Mall and lots of street art.

Adelaide was when I started to get a cold and cough, so I had to take it a bit easy so after the walking tour I sent Thorben to the Botanic Garden by himself.

The next day we picked up our rental car and drove to the Adelaide hills with a very important goal: Snuggling a koala. Originally I wanted to go to Cleland Wildlife Park but read online that the koalas there had a skin condition which means no cuddles. So we headed to Gorge Wildlife Park. It’s further away but it was so worth it! Holding a koala is even included in the entry fee.

Meet Kevin, a 10 kilo cuddly koala 🙂

Besides this obvious highlight we also got to feed wallabies, or tried to but they weren’t hungry, and kangaroos. Thorben even braved feeding an emu or maybe it was an ostrich? They also had some cool birds, bats, dingos, otters, guinea pigs, deer … it’s a pretty small park but a really great half day trip.

After that we had a little picnic at the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden and then drove down to Port Jervis to catch the ferry to Kangaroo Island.

Australia, here we come!

Australia, here we come!

Tonight, we’re getting on a plane to Sydney and then we’ll travel around Australia. Here is what our trip will look like:

Our 3 week Australia itinerary

  • 4 days in Sydney with a day trip to the Blue Mountains (if the weather is good)
  • 2 days in Adelaide
  • 1 day drive to Cape Jervis
  • 3 days on Kangaroo Island
  • 4 days road trip to Melbourne with a stop at Grampians National Park and a drive along the Great Ocean Road
  • 2 days in Melbourne
  • 4 days in the Red Center to see King’s Canyon, Uluru and Kata Tjuta
  • 2 more days in Melbourne

On the map you can see what distances we’ll cover:

That means this blog won’t be updated for a while but lots of pictures and more details will come when we get back 🙂