Sunday 4 June 2023

Sydney II Day 3: Sydney Zoo

You really can't visit Australia without visiting at least one zoo! We had previously visited Taronga Zoo and Wild Life Sydney Zoo in 2014 so we wanted to visit others.

After considering many wildlife parks in Sydney, I shortlisted the following:

We decided to visit Sydney Zoo as it was the closest.

We booked our tickets online via their website as it was cheaper. It cost us about A$45 per adult and A$20 per child (3-15 years old). 

We wandered around and found ourselves in the enclosure for native Australian animals such as koala, kangaroo, wallaby, emu and Tasmanian devil. 

Although it was fun to pat the kangaroo, my kids' favourite animal was still the koala. This reminded me of the animated movie 'Back to the Outback' which hilariously but accurately depicted the 'unfair' love for koalas above all other animals in the Australian zoo! 😃

A highlight of the zoo was the Reptile and Nocturnal House, which was the largest in Australia. 

I'm not a big fan of reptiles but it was still quite cool to see them up close.

I would like to note that my Littlest Girl was wearing an Australian Zoo safari shirt passed down from her cousin/brother and a Pumpkin Patch jacket we bought from our first trip to Sydney that her elder sister has worn many times since then until she has outgrown it. It's very nostalgic for me to see her in her siblings clothes!

There's also an aquarium in the zoo, which had penguins and crocodiles.

We had lunch at The Boulevard Eatery before continuing our exploration of the zoo.

The girls and I wanted to ride the Ferris Wheel, which cost A$10 each.

The girls enjoyed themselves! 😃

We saw some camels before heading to the Africa enclosures to see the lions, giraffes and other animals of the safari.

The most friendly of all animals had to be this hyena Etana. She sat below the viewing gallery and greeted the Littlest Girl who waved vigorously at her!

We also saw African elephants and painted dogs and a glimpse of a very elusive tiger.

It started to drizzle after a while and we thought it was a pretty much a signal for us to go! 

We bought souvenir hairbands because I love the koala one. They are getting added to my collection, which already includes a giraffe one!

Before we returned to our apartment, we made a stop at Eastern Creek Woolworths to buy our daily groceries. There was a small playground that the Littlest Girl had fun playing in.

We had a simple dinner back at our apartment since it was a long day.

We ended the day with final shopping at Kmart, which opened till 9pm that day! We loved shopping at Kmart and couldn't get enough of it! 😆 It was a great day 😁

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