DAY 3 June 4th

DAY 3: June 4th

Before leaving Sydney we once again went through the 4km Sydney tunnel under Pyrmont Bay and Darling Harbour then stopped at the Taronga Zoo which is just over 100 years old. We spent almost 4 hours amongst 4,000 animals of 350 different species that were waiting for us to feed and play with. There was scales, feathers, fins, fur all around us. Vivid Sidney had spread throughout the zoo with lighted animal figures hidden around the grounds. It was a well laid out facility where when you got to the end of the adventure and were exhausted you could hop on a sky tram to the exit.

We left the zoo and headed up to Shelly Beach (yes, Steve R even though it is spelt wrong) which is one of the Central Coasts most popular surfing beaches. Unfortunately, it was getting dark when we arrived so no walking along the beach or surfer dudes to be found. The population of this area is around 1,000 permanent residents which grows in the summer with the influx of tourists.

We dined at The Balcony restaurant specializing in local seafood  situated right at the beach above the Surf Lifesaving Club specializing. Nathaniel feasted on jumbo prawns, Jaymee fish and chips (oops fries), myself chicken schnitzel as I am not a fishy person.

We stayed at Shelly Beach overnight in a small motel.

Vivid Sydney Wombats

Aren’t I a cute Meerkat!

Vivid Sydney Sumatran tiger