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Back to Sydney

The beginning of our last leg of trip

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So we headed back to Sydney on Friday to stay at a house near Bondi Beach (arguably the most famous beach in Australia). We arrived at night and the house was nice but chilly. Not nearly as warm as it was in Palm Cove. :) In the morning Emery and I explored the area on our way the grocery store and stopped in for a bite to eat at the local coffee shop. He was so excited to be here and to see all the new things!

Here he is holding up the houses on our way to the grocery store

Also he loved this dog because it reminded him of a meme he likes

We found a small grocery store and got some goodies, headed back and had breakfast with everyone. Rachael was on her way up via bus from Canberra too. We decided to go to the zoo and headed out around noon to catch the bus, to the ferry, to the sky rail and finally to the zoo! What was neat was that this zoo had animals that our Lowry Park zoo didn’t have including a tiger! On the ferry ride over we got some great looks at the Opera house!
This is on the dock waiting for our ferry to take us to the zoo

This was some sort of old car that we saw waiting for our bus. One thing that Emery has enjoyed is learning the new cars over here

These are the great views on our ferry ride to the zoo! The opera house and the bridge; if you look closely at the bridge picture you can probably see people walking on the main part and on the top part.

Docking at the zoo

We took a short hike up the from the ferry to the cable car. On the way I managed to snag a picture of Dave without him knowing :)

The sun bear exhibit where the bear was moving all his burlap bags around for his bed time.

Got to see a Gila monster all the way over in Australia

Kids were impressed by the large size of this pelican!

There was a whole exhibit of different small nocturnal animals and we were lucky enough to come through right after they had been fed. This is a picture of some of the jumping mice. I tried to get a picture of the mice that were running up and down the trees but couldn’t because they were so fast. I think I could have sat and watched them for hours. They were so tiny and cute (as small as Harper’s dwarf hamster and just as cute!)

Best picture of a kookaburra and it was even wild! Just happened to want to hang out in the sun bear exhibit.

A view of the city from across the harbor at Taronga Zoo

Our ferry trip back to Sydney and some hungry gulls begging for a handout!

After we got back we met Rachael at the house and she and I went out for dinner and drinks. We ended up at a speakeasy since the main, local, young crowd was too loud for us! Afterwards we walked home and saw a flying fox bat in a tree below. I tried to get a picture while Rachael managed the car traffic as I stood in the road. Not sure if you can see it but I can tell you has the most adorable face in the world!


Plans for the following days including walking around the botanical gardens and the opera house and exploring the Blue Mountains!

Posted by spbjohnson 15:17 Archived in Australia Tagged kookaburra sydney australia zoo opera adventures ferry coffee traveling sunbear tarongo

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