CHEC Sydney Trip
Leaving Thursday 24th November and returning Friday 25th November
TRAIN Tickets: https://transportnsw.info/regional Children are $1 each way!
Thursday 24th November Depart: 11:50am, Canberra Railway Station, Wentworth Avenue, Burke Cres, Kingston Arrival: 4:03pm, Central Station Sydney, Central, Eddy Ave, Haymarket NSW
Friday 25th November Depart: 5:40pm, Central Station Sydney, Central, Eddy Ave, Haymarket NSW Arrival: 10:05pm, Canberra Railway Station, Wentworth Avenue, Burke Cres, Kingston
Opal pass is needed for trains and ferry https://www.opal.com.au/ordercard?execution=e1s1
Children ages 4-15 are automatically eligible for child/youth card. Those 16 and older can get a Child/youth Opal card, but will first need a concession card for reduced fare. To get concession card, you will need to show they are still in school. Takes about a week to get concession card.
ACCOMODATION – Pack Light for One Night, NO suitcases!!
Sydney Central YHA, 11 Rawson Pl, Cnr Pitt St & Rawson Pl, Sydney You will need to book your own room. A room for 5 people (size of my family) is $227. If you book through Booking.com, you will get a better rate and also don’t have to pay until the 22nd of Nov. You can also cancel if needed by the 20th of Nov. Once we get off the train at Sydney Central Station, we will check into the youth hostel and then enjoy dinner and a night in Sydney. The next morning we will have breakfast and then check out early and spend the day at the zoo.
Train and Ferry to & from Zoo
We will take the city train from Central Station to Circular Quay, and then walk to the Circular Quay/Wharf 4 to catch the ferry to the Taronga Zoo Wharf. Cost $10? You will need money on your Opal pass.
TARONGA ZOO, Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman NSW 2088 $15.50/student & teacher discount We will get to the Zoo at their opening time and stay until about 3pm. We will then head back to Sydney Central Station and catch the 5:40pm train back to Canberra. This is why you need to pack light as we will NOT be going back to the youth hostel. The Zoo may have lockers to leave bags in???
Each family is responsible for their own meals. We plan to have dinner out in China Town the first night. There are meals on the train, at the hostel and at the zoo; however, you may choose (like I am) to do packed lunches, snacks, etc. for the way up to Sydney, the day at the zoo, and dinner on the way back to Canberra.