Sydney's Taronga Zoo is on prime real estate--across the harbour from the city and the Opera House, it has some incredible views.
We all had a great time wandering around, threatening to send Nate to live in the monkey house, and chasing Grace through the seal exhibit.
Highlights for the kids included: watching the elephants poop,
(One word about that: volume.) And also climbing on the statue of the baby giraffe. Mind you, the real giraffes were right there, but they didn't really get much attention.
Now as much as I enjoy watching elephants poop (volume!), my favorite thing at the zoo is the bird show. I'm not even all that into birds, but it's really impressive, and it's set right on the shore, overlooking the harbour. Right on cue, birds fly in from all over, swooping over the audience. It's fun, and really--there are some amazing birds in this country.
When we go to the zoo, the bird show is always on the must-do list. So, when you come to Sydney (of course you want to--duh!) call me and we'll go to the zoo. Okay?