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Anastasia - Platypuses and Kookaburras

Today we went on a tour of the area around Mackay.  There was a lot of interesting stuff about the sugar cane farming (one of the primary exports of the region) but obviously it was the unique Australian scenery and wildlife that was most fascinating to us.

The platypus park was at the top of a maintain ridge where you could look back right to the coast. A1B

Rather than risk allowing people to burn stuff in the national parks, the authorities provide these gas operated barbies. A1C

The platypuses showed up on cue. A1D

We also visited a beautiful waterfall. A1E

And when we returned to the coach it was surrounded by Kookaburras that were sitting in the old gum trees.  They were much bigger than we expected, more like fluffy chickens than members of the kingfisher family. A1F

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