Friday, May 11, 2012
REDLANDS FAMIL TOUR [BiSA]
Brisbane Interntional Student Ambassadors are on a famil tour today
to MORETON BAY AND ISLANDS (Redlands Region)
Our first stop is REDLANDS INDIGISCAPE CENTRE
17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba
to learn more about Australian native plants and wildlifes
Promode (Sri Lanka) having a really awesome time
enjoying the great outdoors
Paperbark Trees (aka Melaleuca)
Australian Aborigines used the leaves traditionally for many medicinal purposes, including chewing the young leaves to alleviate headache and for other ailments.
Possum Nest (possibly.. or a Drop Bear's)
Ruth introduced the 400 year old Tallowwood Tree to the attentive ambassadors
(from left) Yoshi (Japan), Promode, Shao (Malaysia), Elsa (Indonesia), Ali (Qatar), James (Singapore)
Ducks and Bird Watching
Rainbow Lorikeet (aka Trichoglossus haematodus)
often travel together in pairs and occasionally respond to calls to fly as a flock, then disperse again into pairs. Rainbow Lorikeet pairs defend their feeding and nesting areas aggressively against other Rainbow Lorikeets and other bird species. They chase off not only smaller birds such as the Noisy Miner, but also larger and more powerful birds such as the Australian Magpie.
Scribbly Gum (aka Eucalyptus signata)
These zigzag tracks are tunnels made by the larvae of the Scribbly Gum Moth (Ogmograptis scribula) and follow the insect's life cycle. Eggs are laid between layers of old and new bark. The larvae burrow into the new bark and, as the old bark falls away, the trails are revealed. The diameters of the tunnels increase as the larvae grow, and the ends of the tracks are where the larvae stopped to pupate.
The Indigiscape built little houses for native wildlifes
and chase away nasty Indian Myna (Acridotheres tristis) who tries to take over their homes
Bush tucker relates to any food native to Australia and used as sustenance by the original inhabitants, the Australian Aborigines, but it is a reference to any native fauna/flora that is used for culinary and/or medicinal purposes regardless of which continent or culture it originates from.
Shao enjoying his Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) Scone with Lilly Pilly (Syzygium paniculatum)!
Lucy had a go with the exotic Quandong (Santalum acuminatum)
Many Aboriginal peoples are known to have used the fruit for food, but mainly they gathered the nuts. The undigested nut can be easily gathered from emu droppings.
"Ladies and Gentlemen, this is Captain Pare Xavier. Big Red Cat now approaching North Stradbroke Island.."
30km Southeast of the capital Brisbane, Straddie is the second largest sand island in the world
It is inhabited by the Quandamooka indigenous people
Absolutely beautiful scenery full of photographic opportunities
Double Thumbs Up!
Elsa and Kritika (India) enjoying Fish and Chips with Vegetarian Coleslaw
from Fishes at the Point, Point Lookout
Nathacha (Venezuela), Ali, Xavier (Philippines), Shao, Guillaume (France) and Yoshi
having a great "OZ Experience" having lunch on the grass
HAPPY 14TH BIRTHDAY TO PARE XAVIER!
Birthday kiss for the Birthday Boy
from his little sweetheart, Mbok Elsa
WE LOVE STRADDIE!
(far left from Bus with Us Bayside) Peter (far right) Karen (middle from Straddie Kingfisher Tours) Dave brought us for a headland walk
Squirt, the turtle from Finding Nemo
Panoramic view of North Gorge
James, Shao, Elsa and Promode getting hydrated for the next activity...
Ambassadors jump in joy~~
Nathacha gliding through the sand like a PRO
Shao collecting sand in his t-shirt
Guillaume steering his way down the sand dunes
Promode and James cheering on the rest of us
while Hussain (Saudi Arabia) poses like a model
Ok.. we are now sandboarding pros (kinda)
We had so much fun, but the sun was setting and it was time to go home...
watch video here
Special thanks to STUDY BRISBANE, REDLAND CITY COUNCIL
Monique, Karen and Lucy for this excellent day!
Redlands is just 30min from Brisbane City
Diverse in landscape from natural bushland to a pristine island landscape
Some other awesome stuff you can do there includes
1. Victoria Point Lakesdie
2. Cineplex (Students $5.50)
3. Redlands Performing Arts Centre (Cleveland)
4. Point Lookout Markets (Straddie first Sunday of every month)
5. Island Vibe Festival (Straddie 26-28 Oct)
PLAN YOUR TRIP TO THE REDLANDS TODAY!
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