Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community
Jamietravelstheworld

Sydney Out of the Box Ideas

Recommended Posts

I have a day and a half in Sydney in January. I spent a week in Sydney this year and did most of the touristy type things. I've been a full day tour to the Northern Coast for my full day, but am struggling with what to do on my half day. Right now I'm thinking the Taronga Zoo with the behind the scenes with the animals. But is there somewhere/something you've done in Sydney that you'd recommend? Something out of the box?

 

Thanks,

Jamie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, jamieandsam said:

I have a day and a half in Sydney in January. I spent a week in Sydney this year and did most of the touristy type things. I've been a full day tour to the Northern Coast for my full day, but am struggling with what to do on my half day. Right now I'm thinking the Taronga Zoo with the behind the scenes with the animals. But is there somewhere/something you've done in Sydney that you'd recommend? Something out of the box?

 

Thanks,

Jamie

 

If you have a day and a half, and are interested in more than a "half day" and are also interested in the Taronga Zoo... They just opened a Lodge there so that guests can spend the night IN the Zoo, with the rooms overlooking a special "sanctuary" area.  This includes special excursions with the animals after the Zoo closes to the public, and again the next morning before they open to the public.  (There have already been some large tents - I'm guessing "glamping" type - for some time, but the "facilities" are shared, so that's another possibility.)

 

We are set to spend the night there right after our cruise ends in Sydney :classic_smile:

 

GC

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whilst I've been to Taronga Zoo free for my birthday, I haven't stayed overnight.  However people who have stayed overnight in tents rave about the experience.  The new Lodge sounds like a step up in accommodation. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, MMDown Under said:

Whilst I've been to Taronga Zoo free for my birthday, I haven't stayed overnight.  However people who have stayed overnight in tents rave about the experience.  The new Lodge sounds like a step up in accommodation. 

 

We've only heard great things.
And we'll report back in about 2 months :classic_smile:

 

GC

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How far out of the box are you willing to go?

Tattoos of Aboriginal designs? An erotic massage? Tandem para-gliding? Flight simulator experience?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
24 minutes ago, buchhalm said:

How far out of the box are you willing to go?

Tattoos of Aboriginal designs? An erotic massage? Tandem para-gliding? Flight simulator experience?

 

Flight simulator experience?? :classic_smile:

 

GC

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, buchhalm said:

How far out of the box are you willing to go?

Tattoos of Aboriginal designs? An erotic massage? Tandem para-gliding? Flight simulator experience?

You gave me a great laugh this morning. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, hop2it said:

Anyone can check the Sydney Morning Herald online for updates. 

 

22 minutes ago, Jamietravelstheworld said:

You gave me a great laugh this morning. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, GUT2407 said:

 

Wonderful!

 

I love to try to arrange some special surprise for DH, especially when a trip is near or includes his birthday, and this trip starting next week includes it.

 

I've emailed them to make a reservation (or however they arrange it).

Do you know anyone who has done this?

 

Thanks *very* much!

 

GC

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
24 minutes ago, GeezerCouple said:

 

Wonderful!

 

I love to try to arrange some special surprise for DH, especially when a trip is near or includes his birthday, and this trip starting next week includes it.

 

I've emailed them to make a reservation (or however they arrange it).

Do you know anyone who has done this?

 

Thanks *very* much!

 

GC

I don’t know anyone who has done it, but a bloke I worked with at the Airforce Base was involved in getting it up and running, no idea if he is still involved, but if he is, or it is running as he would have set up, it will be really well run.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Q&A: Cruise Insurance with Steve Dasseos of TripInsuranceStore.com
      • Forum Assistance
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Member Cruise Reviews
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...