As an alternative to seeing Australian animals at the Taronga Zoo Sydney, we thought a trip to the Featherdale Wildlife Park would be a bigger adventure. The latter is northwest of Sydney in Doonside, and we were staying at a hotel on the north shore in Macquarie Park. Since we had bought a 7-day orange travelpass with prepaid paths that radiates out from the city centre, taking the train southwest with an easy connection to a scenic Parramatta River ferry bound northwest seemed to be a reasonable routing. The first leg on our journey was the train that would bring us to Meadowbank. The direction to the ferries seemed clear.
It’s a bit of a walk from the train station to the ferry. Constitution Road in Meadowbank offers little appeal for tourists.
We wended our way through residential areas to find a few signposts directing us to the wharf through the park.
Obviously, the way to the ferry would be down to the riverbank.
From Meadowbank on the north side of the Parramatta River, the south shore suburbs are a little farther than I would want to swim.
The ferry wharf was east along the waterfront walk.
daviding December 11th, 2010