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David Ing, at large … Sometimes, my mind wanders



2009/07/07 Meadowbank, Rydalmere, Parramatta, Featherdale 1

Posted on December 11, 2010 by daviding

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.

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It’s a bit of a walk from the train station to the ferry.  Constitution Road in Meadowbank offers little appeal for tourists.

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We wended our way through residential areas to find a few signposts directing us to the wharf through the park.

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Obviously, the way to the ferry would be down to the riverbank.

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From Meadowbank on the north side of the Parramatta River, the south shore suburbs are a little farther than I would want to swim.

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The ferry wharf was east along the waterfront walk.



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