No mini-break to Sydney is complete without a trip to Taronga Zoo.
After the miserable weather the evening before, we were delighted to see clear, sunny skies for our trip to the zoo.
Here's Lyndon, the man of mystery in the chairlift.
What a stunning view.
Look, there's an elephant below!
The giraffes are one of my favourites.
But I think the elephants are my absolute favourites.
They had just been fed and were close to where we stood. There were three youngsters at varying ages. The smallest, Tukta was born in November 2010. I honestly believe that the zoo keepers who get to work with these animals have the best job EVER.
Look in the water, there's little Pathi Harn. He was playing with a toy in the water. That little guy is adorable beyond all belief. I could have watched him (and the others) for a long, long time.
Dodgy pic, but there's the lions.
And a stunning snow leopard. These are under threat of extinction due to hunters poaching them for their incredibly soft, spotty tail. I have to say, the tail was impressive, but much nicer attached to an alive animal me thinks. Why do humans do these things?
We watched the bird flight show which was amazing - birds swooping low over the crowd's heads. It was so fascinating.
Then, back on the ferry to do some more exploring!