Dinosaurs Found!!!! Alive And Well At Taronga Zoo {Our Big Sydney Adventure Trip}

Posted on January 13, 2013


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So for those of you who have been following us on Facebook and Twitter, you might have read the stream and seen the pictures floating around from our big adventure trip to Sydney last weekend courtesy of the uber awesome folks at Countrylink. Oh what a trip it was !

As promised, here is a full wrap of the trip in words and pictures. Enjoy!

Day 1 

We took the Sydney Xplorer train from Canberra’s Kingston railway station – grandpa and grandma visiting from Pakistan in tow! It is a pretty comfy ride especially when you are travelling with the little ones with a lot of room to move around. No getting crammed into little seats. It was a hot day so the cooling helped considerably as we made our way to Sydney! We checked into the very centrally positioned Citigate Central and were greeted with smiles and drinks at the bistro while our room was being prepared.

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With a big day planned for the next day, we had an easy night strolling around the Sydney CBD , Chinatown and the Darling Harbour precinct. If you are looking for a great asian meal in the Sydney CBD area, I wouldn’t look past the Golden Century Restaurant with their live seafood and delightful meals, this one can’t be missed! For dessert, we headed to the Lindt Cafe at Darling Harbour. A slice of their St.Moritz cake is absolutely divine {featured}

Night out in Sydney

Day 2

We started off with a yummy buffet breakfast at our hotel in the morning, all set for a big day ahead.{Look out for the picture where FS2 decided to have chocolate sauce with a small drizzle of pancakes for breakfast!}

The ferry ride from Darling Harbour to Taronga Zoo was spectacular taking in all of Sydney harbour’s landmark sights! We were fortunate enough to get up,close and personal with the Voyager Of The Seas – what a grand cruise liner, it was like a mini-city on it’s own -Ah to go on a cruise someday…

Ferry Ride from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo

After being ferried to Taronga , we took the sky lift up to the Zoo. Truly a wild and unforgettable experience, the zoo is a must-see Sydney attraction. My personal favourites were the Gorillas, you could just watch them for hours , so fascinating they are! The Dinosaurs In The Wild exhibition currently running at the zoo got a massive tick from the boys. We even got to meet T-Rex, does it get any better?! {Look out for the pictures}

Taronga Zoo

Along with the display, there is a lot to learn about these brilliant life-like, life-size creatures and I would highly recommend spending a few minutes at each display getting to know a bit more about the dinos. You can often find zoo staff near the displays who are more than happy to have a little chat about the dinosaurs’ special features.

Dinosaurs In The Wild - Taronga Zoo

That night the boys were only too happy to cool off at the hotel pool – perfect way to relax after a long day. If heading to the Zoo these summer school holidays, I would highly recommend packing plenty of cool drinks, nibblies , hats, lots of sun screen and big smiles! Then you’re all set for your big day out!

Day 3

Like all good things, our wonderful Sydney trip too came to an end and we headed back to a still steaming Canberra with countless special moments tucked safely in our memories. A big thankyou to Countrylink for presenting us with this fantastic opportunity!

If you too would like to take a fun and adventurous family trip to Sydney, contact Countylink Holidays online or by phone on 132829. 

The Dinosaurs In The Wild Exhibition runs until February 3rd 2012 and is a must visit attraction! For more information , you can find the brochure here.

{This is not a paid endorsement for Countrylink, however an all expenses paid trip to Sydney was provided to the writer and all her guests for review purposes}

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