last minute questions

Apr 26th, 2004, 06:32 AM
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last minute questions

Just when I think I have the trip "planned"..Not sure now if we want to stay outside of Cairns, as I am shying away from renting a car. Sounds like our best bet would be to base in Port Douglas.Have heard from this site that Hibiscus Gardens is great, and also the "Peninsula"??How can I get ashold of them? Are there any good Bed/beakfasts in town?

also, we planned to go to the Koala Park Sanctuary outside of Sydney so we could cuddle a Koala, is that not possible these days??
Once again, thanks for everything. I read this several times throughout the day!!
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Apr 26th, 2004, 05:31 PM
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there are several shuttle companies that will take you from cairns to port douglas for about $26 one way (AUS). I can't speak from experience about Cairns (seemed like a bigish town), but Port Douglas is lovely and small with lots of restaurants, a lovely beach and definitely managable on foot. We liked the Hibiscus Gardens, don't know abou the Peninsula, didn't see any B and B's. At Featherdale Park outside Sydney you can pet a koala and have your picture taken next to one, but my understanding is that you can't hold one in the country anymore.
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Apr 26th, 2004, 05:33 PM
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http://www.hibiscusportdouglas.com.au/
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Apr 26th, 2004, 08:29 PM
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There is a nice little wildlife park south of Sydney called Symbio which you might like to try. They have many native animals, including koalas. I haven't been there for a number of years but last time we visited we were able to feed kangeroos and cuddle a koala.

Web site -:

http://www.symbiowildlife.com/htm/page2685.cfm

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Apr 27th, 2004, 11:02 AM
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Thanks so much!!God Bless!
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Apr 27th, 2004, 05:12 PM
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Hi,

I was at Featherdale Wildlife Park in early April. You can only get your picture taken with a koala. You cannot hold one because it stresses them out. That's what I was told.

Enjoy Australia

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Apr 27th, 2004, 07:03 PM
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