LookBook: Walk Around Heron Island

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After arriving on Heron Island by seaplane, we grabbed a quick bite to eat and immediately went for a walk around the island.  It’s such a tiny place you could easily do it in 20 minutes at a brisk pace.  It was amazing to see absolutely no other signs of land from any point.  Just in that short walk, we encountered sting rays, sharks, a couple sea turtles, and lots and lots of birds.  If you’re afraid of birds even a little bit, this island would be your nightmare.  The ocean views were just breathtaking!  We spent a lot of time with our toes in the sand.  Actually, it’s not even the type of sand we are used to on the beach!  Heron Island is a coral cay.  So that means the island is formed by tiny bits of crushed coral.  Such an unique experience!

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Romper: Young, Fabulous, and Broke ‘Malik’ (Similar & Similar), Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren (Similar), Sandals: Havaianas
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Hunter Valley Zoo – Feeding Kangaroos

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Hunter Valley Zoo is such a unique zoo!!  It is privately owned and the owners sound like the nicest people ever.  The cost of entry is totally reasonable and a lot of the fun extra activities are free.  The owner believes that everyone should be able to experience the animals up close.  So cool!  You can even pat a wombat or koala at no cost!  We missed the wombat one but I did get to pat a koala!  Man, they are adorable!  Of course feeding the kangaroos was a total blast!  They even have a few albino kangaroos!  I was really surprised how soft these little guys were!  Of course, it was instant love for the little Joey in its mom’s pouch (photo above).

I also really love how open the animal enclosures are.  You feel like you’re right up next to all the creatures.  You can even get decently close to the alligators!  I could have stayed here all day but we needed to get to the wine tasting portion of our road trip.

For a fun day experiencing Australian Wildlife up close and personal, definitely head to the Hunter Valley Zoo!

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