We arrived at Tea Gardens with time for a trip down to the waterfront and the Tea Gardens-Hawks Nest Bridge before sundown. Near the boat ramp, a couple were cleaning their catch of the day and entertaining a large flock of pelicans.
And then the most amazing sunset.
Over on the Hawks Nest side, a sign to watch out for Koalas on the road running past a reserve, leading away from the bridge. Having seen a lot of these signs, but not seeing any koalas, we felt that being a reserve, our chances are good in seeing a koala in its natural habitat. We walked along the edge of the reserve and asked everyone who passed us if they had seen a koala. No-one had seen any koalas for years there.
Sighting a koala in its natural habitat still to be ticked off the bucket list.