Di and Pete's 2014 Oz Adventure travel blog

Australia Zoo outside entry

Australia Zoo - Giant Tortoise

Australia Zoo show

Di tackles a croc at Australia Zoo

Di at Australia Zoo

Witta - Pete working on fallen tree

Witta - George and Pete relaxing after working

Witta- Claire

Witta - Lily relaxing

Maleny - Subtropical Rain Forest

Glass House Mountains

After six days at Ipswich the road was calling so we ventured further northward passing Wivenhoe Dam and camping at a free camp in the Woodford area. We were lucky enough to find a flat spot for the night, it was a bit noisy with the highway traffic but you must expect that when camping near the highway and it is free.

The following day we visited Australia Zoo near Beerwah, we saw some tigers with their handlers up close before we went through the entry. Inside we watched a great show featuring crocs and a bird show. We really enjoyed all the animals and feel its a top class zoo.

Maleny was next on our destinations list to visit friends Claire, George and lovely Lily (their dog) who live at Witta. We stayed at Maleny showground and it was very chilly to say the least plus the wind was glowing a gale. We stayed four days and had to move position as we were worried about a branch coming down on the caravan and breaking the solar panel and us.

We visited our friends and helped them clean up after a tree came down in the wind, well Pete did more then me with his chain saw. 'Boys with their toys'. It is a lovely part of the world at Witta where Claire and George live and was great to catch up with them several times during our stay in Maleny and enjoy their hospitality.

We could walk from the showground into town along a bush track so on Sunday walked to the weekly markets which were small in size but had some interesting wares. I enjoyed looking around. We drove around the area exploring and found a spot overlooking the Glass House Mountains which were stunning and visited the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve comprising of 55 hectares of subtropical rainforest, we walked through the subtropical rainforest amongst some giant strangler figs. It was pleasant walking through the trees.

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