Australia’s Favourite Zoo

I have written a lot of stories about my overseas travels but nothing about my own backyard, Australia.  So I thought I’ll start with a trip I undertook yesterday with a friend of mine visiting from overseas.  I caught the train to Sydney and we met at Circular Quay, the heart of the Sydney Harbour, which I consider the best harbour in the world.  Today we were visiting Sydney’s famous zoo, Taronga Zoo and the most scenic way to get there is to catch a ferry across Sydney Harbour sailing past the world famous Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, is there a better way to visit a zoo?

Spectular views from the zoo

Spectular views from the zoo

Views across Sydney Harbour with a ferry in the terminal

Views across Sydney Harbour with a ferry in the terminal

The zoo is built on the side of a hill and for the less energetic people there is a cable car at the ferry terminal to whisk you to the top of the mountain and walk down through the zoo back to the ferry terminal.  But we decided to go the extreme way and start at the bottom and walk our way to the top.  The zoo has all your basic animal groups ranging from marine animals to african animals but what most tourists visit this zoo for is the Australian animals perched at the main entrance to the zoo right up the top is this section, which we came across lastly in the afternoon as we made our way to the top of the hill.

Australian native birds, reptiles, marsupials and our most loved kangaroos and koalas, were all hopping, eating, sleeping, flying or lazing about for all to see.  What a great way to be introduced to our world famous animals and views of the greatest harbour in the world.

Visited Taronga Zoo: 15 February 2014

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