Day 60 - The Harbour, Zoo and friends
Trip Start Sep 30, 2012
105Trip End Jan 09, 2013
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After a short ride we arrived at Taronga Zoo. To get to the entrance we caught the Sky Safari Cable car. It was great fun floating over the elephants in their enclosure and the alligators. The zoo is very well organised and really aims to educate visitors on conservation efforts. Our first stop was the Australian animals
We had great fun walking around the zoo and found the exotic Australian mammals, reptiles and amphibians so interesting. We finished our visit with the koala enclosure. Wonderful! They are the cuddliest animals we've ever seen. They digest for 20 hours a day and that is the reason they looked stoned all the time. But they are so calm and lovely to watch. They were quite a lot bigger than we thought they'd be. We spent lots of time just being with them. Super duper. We then caught the cable car down and jumped on the ferry. Fantastic fun.
After a small rest at our backpackers we headed off to Jonty's house. Jonty was one of Anton's close friends at Uni. We enjoyed the walk through quite a trendy part of central town and found his door. Jonty answered and introduced us to his wife, Laura, and baby Molly. She was so sweet and gave us some lovely smiles. We had a brief visit before heading the the pub for dinner
The pub was quite busy so we found an inside table. Soon after we arrive Jono and Ashish, another two Uni mates, arrived. It was a fantastic reunion for the boys and they reminisced about the crazy Uni days. Wow it's quite a miracle they survived those days and walked away with their livers in tact. We had a delicious dinner and the guys drank beer and laughed until the late hours of the night. It was a real insight into why they were such good friends at Uni. They are all great people. We walked (and stumbled a little) back to our backpackers. Fantastic fun!