Mar
27
2008

Dubbo Zoo & The Long Road – Day 3

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We started out by getting up bright and early, checking out of our overnight stay and heading to Dubbo’s Open Range Zoo. We hired a push bike each and headed out along the track, doing a full circuit of the whole place. It was a great time of day to do it because there weren’t many people around. When we were about to leave the crowds were starting to build so we were glad to get it out of the way.

The highlight of the zoo would have to be the Galapagos Tortoise. There was hardly any fence around them, there was no one around and they were so close we could touch them. Other than that the zoo wasn’t that great. Things like the giraffe and elephants were really far away and the Lions and Tigers weren’t that active.

We finished at the zoo around midday and from there we went an had lunch in the city centre. Beyond that it was an epic car ride from Dubbo to Warwick, which saw us crossing the New South Wales/Queensland border and changing our clocks because they don’t have faylight savings here. We had dinner in Goondiwindi, one of many places with near unpronounceable names that we went through today. We didn’t end up arriving in Warwick until 9pm (10pm AEDT time). Night time driving is far more draining than I could have imagined. I was really glad to get here and relax.

Tomorrow we only have a short drive to Brisbane, so we will be able to have a bit of a sleep in. I’m really looking forward to tomorrow night’s game between the Lions and Collingwood. The game is a complete sell out, which is amazing and should provide for a great atmosphere.

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  • Lions, by 14. That’s my tip.

    Sounds like you are having a blast. Enjoy the QLD traffic. Drive safely. They drive nuts up there, we saw about four massive accidents on the M1 in QLD.

  • Drive into Brisbane wasn’t too bad, I’m more dreading inner city Sydney driving and the hotel’s $35 a night car parking fees :@

    Go Lions!

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