This is the best tourist trap I've been to yet. I loved it! Saw Koalas, kangaroos, various kill-100-men-with-their-venom snakes, wombats, Tasmanian devils (Auzzie glorified rats), Dingoes (Auzzie glorified dogs), Croc feedings etc. The only annoying part was that Steve's grating, goofy, smiling face was posted pretty much everywhere in the zoo (even in the bathroom stalls where I almost had a heart attack) and his recorded voice blared 24/7: "Crocs are the most dangerous creature in the wild! Crickey, I would have died if I didn't have these Timberland boots on! These snakes can weigh up to 300 pounds mate! These gentle mother crocodiles roll their eggs in the mouth to release their young!)
That night, we slept at Sharlene's parents. Again, the house was quintessentially Australian: the landscape was beige, dry, and arid due to months of drought, the house contained a separate room for the rather impressive looking BBQ grill, a bar stocked with Australian beer, huge dog, horse, cats and various other scary sounding night creatures. Thanks to Sharlene's parents for putting us up!