Before our flight up north we were able to drive up the sunshine coast which is home to the famous ‘Steve Irwin Zoo’. You don’t realise how much he meant to Australia until you realise you’ve driven down Steve Irwin way, Steve Irwin pass, and Steve Irwin drive just to get there! The zoo was brilliant and contained everything from koala bears to lions, there was also a Kangaroo walk where you could just sit and hand feed all the roos! The day ended with a Croc show (Steve’s favourite) and really showcased the power of the beast. After a final taste of the city life in the form of Brisbane (shops, food, Harbour night lights) and we were back in the air on our 25 minute flight to Hervey Bay which began our adventure on the renowened Fraser island… to follow shorty.