On day 2 in Australia, we traveled by train through dense rainforests, past spectacular waterfalls, and beside deep ravines.
The railroad was built in the late 1880s. We traveled through 15 tunnels and over 37 bridges. Since we were near the coast, we also had views of the sea as well as the fields around the area.
Kuranda is a village in the rainforest on the northern coast of Australia near Cairns. We ate lunch in the village and returned by skyrail.
That evening we had dinner together on the roof of our hotel with the rest of the group from Georgia Tech.
Then each of us got to hold a koala and have our picture made.
The minute they hand you the koala, he hangs on for dear life as if giving you a caressing hug. It was so sweet.