Wildlife Encounters At Dreamworld… And A Very Kidnappable Koala!

Wildlife Encounters At Dreamworld... And A Very Kidnappable Koala

After arriving in Brisbane and spending a lazy day getting facials and massages, we hit the hay early in preparation for our whirlwind week. Then, of course, we got stuck right into the adventures. First stop: Dreamworld!

Now, Dreamworld is not your average theme-park. In addition to rides and rollercoasters, they have a tarot card reader too. Of course, I took advantage of that, and imagine my surprise when she gave me an incredible reading! But that’s not all. Dreamworld also offers Wildlife Experiences!

Wildlife Encounters At Dreamworld... And A Very Kidnappable Koala

Our first clue that Dreamworld was different was when we came face-to-face with a swarm of kangaroos, who were just lying around, chillin’. They were so tame that we were able to approach them and pet their cute fuzzy little bodies!

Wildlife Encounters At Dreamworld... And A Very Kidnappable Koala

Mostly though, they were interested in getting fed… Like all animals!

There were a lot of creatures around us, and plenty to do. Sure, we could have gone on a morning stroll with a tiger, fed a crocodile or experienced a sunset safari… But that wasn’t in the cards. Instead, we got up close and personal — and had an extreme cuddlefest — with a koala!

Wildlife Encounters At Dreamworld... And A Very Kidnappable Koala

Oh my GOODNESS. This is Brandy. She’s very snuggly… And falls asleep as soon as she settles on your shoulder.

Wildlife Encounters At Dreamworld... And A Very Kidnappable Koala

I thought my moment with Brandy was pretty incredible, but I’ve got nothin’ on Shauna, who fell completely in love. Look at her, being all maternal! She was still making excuses to bring Brandy up in conversation weeks later. We almost had to stage an intervention!

Wildlife Encounters At Dreamworld... And A Very Kidnappable Koala

Wildlife Encounters At Dreamworld... And A Very Kidnappable Koala

Geeeeeeez. Look at that face!

I hope you enjoyed this Moment Of Cute(TM)! If you’re procrastinating today, hop on over to Facebook and tell me about your favourite animal encounter!

Awwwww,

Photos by Janneke Storm. This post was made possible with the generous and amazing help of Tourism and Events Queensland.

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