Mogo Zoo & Pretty Beach Camping

Friday, June 9, 2017
Mogo Zoo Jervis Bay Australia
Mogo Zoo Jervis Bay Australia
Mogo Zoo Jervis Bay Australia
Mogo Zoo Jervis Bay Australia
Mogo Zoo Jervis Bay Australia
Mogo Zoo Jervis Bay Australia
Mogo Zoo Jervis Bay Australia
Mogo Zoo Jervis Bay Australia
Mogo Zoo Jervis Bay Australia
Mogo Zoo Jervis Bay Australia
Mogo Zoo Jervis Bay Australia
Mogo Zoo Jervis Bay Australia
Mogo Zoo Jervis Bay Australia
Mogo Zoo Jervis Bay Australia
Mogo Zoo Jervis Bay Australia
Mogo Zoo Jervis Bay Australia
Mogo Zoo Jervis Bay Australia
Pretty Beach Campsite Australia
Pretty Beach Campsite Australia
Pretty Beach Campsite Australia
Pretty Beach Campsite Australia

Mogo Zoo, 222 Tomakin Rd, Mogo NSW 2536 Australia
Pretty Beach Campsite, Murramarang National Park, NSW Australia

For my thirtieth birthday, Hai surprised me by taking me to Mogo Zoo and camping. At 5am we packed our cars and drove off on our adventure. It took us three hours, driving through Berry and for their famous doughnuts on the way.

Once there, we payed our $31 entry fee plus the $10 to feed giraffes. I raced to the giraffes first, bypassing all the other animals. I was clearly keen. 
The zookeeper finally ushered me in and I walked up the steps with my Eucalyptus leaves in hand. I never thought about how big a giraffe's head is until I was face to face with one. It's face filled my field of vision with its big innocent eyes and a giant blue tongue reaching out for my leaves.
I then raced over to feed the deer with my $2 bag of food. The deer was so cute as they poked their heads out of their pen. One greedy deer did headbutt the others to get to my hand and pushed them away. Annoying deer, but still cute.

There are some really beautiful animals at this Zoo. We met monkeys, lions, a Fennix fox, hippopotamus, tigers, meerkats and red pandas, all in spacious enclosures, lazing about or climbing trees or eating food. We attended most of the talks by the Zoo Keepers - the Gorillas at 12pm, the Rhino at 1.30pm and the Tigers at 2.30pm.

And after a satisfying lunch of cheese & ham toasties, the carnivore burger and hot chips, we picked up a toy Red Panda on the way (we named him Rupert) and drove ourselves down to Pretty Beach. Here, wallabies and joeys grazed the front lawns of this sleepy town and across the beach campground. The wallabies watched us from a couple of metres away while we pitched our tent and collected firewood.

Hai and I spent our night sitting by our fire and drinking beers. Then we ate like 4 packs of instant noodles (with poached eggs!) since we packed light - but it was so worth it. The next morning we had a stroll on the empty beach and took in the fresh air and sound of the crashing waves.

On our drive back, we picked up some more doughnuts from Berry and listened to my iPod. We also discussed what super hero powers we wanted (a never ending discussion) and talked about the pros and cons of each situation in which to use our power. Only with Hai would I enjoy such geeky yet fun conversations, carrying on for hours.

 Thank you Hai for an amazing trip <3

36 comments :

  1. So cute !!!

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  2. It must have been a really cool day!!
    Have a great week-end
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  3. Happy belated birthday. I'm glad you to got to enjoy your day surrounded by so much beauty and lovely creatures.
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  4. These pictures are just too cute! Happy belated birthday!

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  5. wow amazing place! I wish be there

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  6. Omg this looks like so much fun!! I also can't believe you fed deer -- totally on my bucket list!

    xo,

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  7. So so cutee!

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  8. Very cool and nice pics. I love places like that :-*


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  9. This zoo is awesome! I love all the animals you are showcasing and the fact that you get to feed some of them is amazing!

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  11. Wow that looks super fun! Great photos! =)

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  12. Demasiada ternura junta, qué lindo lugar <3

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  13. amazing photos :)
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  14. awe what a fun trip you had so jealous of your travels! you look so pretty! xO!
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  15. I bet you had quite an experience. Nice pictures.

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  16. It must have been an incredibly fulfilling day hanging out with those animals. I love this!

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  17. Great post and photos really liked ❤️
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  18. This looks amazing! I love going to London Zoo whenever I have the chance! xx

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  19. What a lovely day at the zoo!! Beautiful pictures!!!

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  20. As always wonderful post! Thanks for sharing)

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  22. Cuteness overload!!! Thank you for sharing your experience.

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  23. wow the zoo is amazing, thank you for sharing These Pictures with us
    all the animals look amazing and so cute.



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  24. Looks amazing indeed! Feeding the giraffes by the hand, nothing is cooler than that! The beach looks nice too even in the cold weather. Nice reading your post again.

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  25. beautiful photos
    the deers look so cute
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  26. those deers are sooo cute! you got to feed bambi hahaa!
    great post, thanks for sharing

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  27. You captured some super cute photos of the animals! The Fenix fox is beautiful! I love the colour of it. I laughed at the size of the giraffe’s head. I really never realised just how big they are! The beach looks really beautiful too!

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  28. awwww this is so cute!

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  29. The photo you gave giraffe leaves is so lovely!!!
    Hai and you, and animals look so fun!

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