04.30.2007 -17 °C
Up early again, and off to the Sydney Harbour waterfront. We had tickets for a boat tour called Matilda Cruises. The cruise took us around Rose Bay, Shark Island, Watson’s Bay & dropped us off at the Taronga Zoo. The boat cruise was ok. It mostly took us by all the rich people’s houses, which were all piled one on top of another along the bays. It really ruined the view. The zoo was much better thou. We were dropped off and had to take a lift up the side of a cliff because the zoo is on top. We grabbed some french fries to snack on before we hit the paths. The first path we walked down had an amazing view of the harbour and the city on the other side of it. One of the first things we noticed when we arrived in Australia was the difference in the flora & fauna. It’s VERY different from anything we have here. The trees are giant! The spiders are giant! The coolest thing that we got to do that day was go into an enclosed pen with kangaroos and wallabies and pet them! It was the first time I’d ever seen them let alone touch them! The zoo was huge, and very beautiful. We must have spent about 3-4 hours wandering around, looking at the animals, taking pictures. There was a lookout over a cliff that looked over the harbour and city of Sydney. We made sure to take a couple of group photos here. The view was beautiful.
After we left the zoo, the boat took us around the rest of the harbour…Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay & past the Sydney Aquarium. It dropped us back off at the Sydney Harbour and after that it was wandering and supper and back to the hotel for the night again.