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Oxford Street, Coogee and a Taste of Wildlife

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A June 2007 trip to Sydney by auskiwi

Sydney Wildlife World Photo, Sydney, Australia More Photos
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Oxford Street, Coogee and a Taste of Wildlife

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Australian Wildlife World 4 Photo, Sydney, Australia
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The weekend is upon us and we have agreed to accompany some friends down to Randwick, Sydney for the weekend as it was his birthday.The phone rings - what's this the organiser is now sick and they're pulling out - stuff it, we'll go anyway, it'll be fun.So of we go and we saw plenty in our two days there - we didn't need company after all.What did we do in the two days - well let's see:- On Saturday morning we went to Darling Harbour to visit the new Australian Wildlife World - excellent.- For lunch we walked up to the Pit Street Mall, Sydney to the large Myers food mall - so much to pick from and it's all yummy.- After lunch we caught the bus up to Oxfo...Read More

Perouse Lodge

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Perouse Lodge Photo, Sydney, Australia
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The Perouse Lodge is one of three lodges that form part of the The Ranwick Lodge group.The lodge has been newly renovated and each room has been freshly painted with new curtains, new ensuite bathrooms, and new furnishings.We had booked a double room for the night. Our room was obviously used as either a twin room or a double room as our bed was actually two single beds pushed together. Nothing wrong with that though - we had a great nights sleep and the bed was very comfortable.The contents of the room consisted of a colour TV, a DVD player, tea and coffee making facilities, a small fridge, a double or two single beds, bed side tables, a writing table and chairs, a new air con...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 18, 2007

Perouse Lodge
6 Perouse Road
Sydney, Australia NSW 2031
+61 (2) 9314 6686

Coogee Beach

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Coogee Beach Photo, Sydney, Australia
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If you enjoy the beach life then Coogee Beach is but a 15 minute walk down Coogee Bay Road (located directly opposite the Royal Randwick Hotel), from Randwick town centre. The Coogee Beach beachfront has a wide pedestrian promenade situated above a wide expanse of sand which fronts the beautiful blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. If you’re not into lazing on the beach or swimming then there are plenty of water front walkways along the beachfront, through council parks, up over the cliffs to other local beaches. From here you can walk north to Bondi Beach or south to other small bays.We opted for the northern walkway that took us, through the council reserve, past the...Read More

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Coogee Beach
Arden Street
Sydney, Australia 2034
+61 (2) 96650468

Oxford Shop

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Attraction | "Oxford Street"

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If you want to shop for something or see something unusual or just that little bit different then get on the bus at Randwick that is heading to Sydney and get off in the vicinity of the corner of Oxford Street and Flinders Street, Paddington (just ask the bus driver). It’s just a 15 minute trip.This is the area which is very popular with the gay and lesbian and the alternative lifestyle / bohemian populations of Sydney and, on weekends, it is very busy.There are all sorts of shops along Oxford Street and the smaller side streets. These shops include:- Fashion clothing stores – some with different fashions and labels than you would get anywhere else in the city – one store (Dale...Read More

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Oxford Shop
154 Redfern Street
Sydney, Australia 2016
+61 (0)2 9318 1241

Sydney Wildlife World

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Attraction | "Australian Wildlife World"

Sydney Wildlife World Photo, Sydney, Australia
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The newest attraction to be added to Sydney’s vast array of tourist "things to do" is the Sydney Darling Harbour Aquarium’s Australian Wildlife World and it’s really neat.The entry to the Australian Wildlife World is located right next door to the Darling Harbour Aquarium, near the water, and at $26 per adult it is a bargain.Right from the outset we were riveted to the exhibits and the creatures, bugs, and animals in them.There were fully glass front enclosures that housed Australian nocturnal animals - the quouls, the marsupial mice, the bilbys, the sugar gliders, the opossums and many more – and more enclosures with reptiles, snakes, lizards, etc. Othe...Read More

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Sydney Wildlife World
Aquarium Pier Darling Harbour
Sydney, Australia 2000
+61 (2) 9333-9288