Smithsdownunder
Our journeys around Australia

14-Mar-2005
   

After a few days at Jervis Bay with friends Jane and Graham, we headed north to Sydney where Graham had a conference to attend and Jane had some socialising to do. We said goodbye to them at a station south of the city and drove to a campsite at Lane Cove in the northern suburbs. It was a nice site located in a national park but only 10kms from the city centre. A bit pricey though! The following day we caught the bus and train into the city centre and headed for the Botanical Gardens. This is a nice area adjacent to the central business district with lots to see.

Sydney Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens, Sydney
Flying Foxes (Fruit Bats)

A lot of the trees were alive with Flying Foxes (fruit bats), which use the park on their migration route. They made quite a din.

Flying Foxes.

The frangipani trees were in bloom. Frangipani
View of the Opera House from the gardens

There were good views of the opera house and bridge as we walked around the gardens.

Opera House and Bridge from the gardens.

Panoramic view from Mrs McQuaries Seat Sydney panorama
Sydney Opera House From the gardens we walked to the Opera House and circular quay.
From the quay, we caught the ferry to Darling Harbour for lunch in one of the many restaurants and then jumped on the monorail to take us back into the city centre. Circular Quay