TW3 – That Was The Week That Was…

At last – we got back on the road on Monday June 26 and headed over the Blue Mountains and on to Dubbo. I have always wanted to visit The Western Plains Zoo being of the belief that with the extra space, the animal exhibits would have lots of space to roam.

But before we arrived in Dubbo we called first of all at Wellington to see The Wellington Caves and Phosphor Mine. We joined a tour and went underground in the limestone caves. Whilst they are not the most spectacular caves we have seen – they don’t hold a candle to Jenolan Caves for instance – they are pretty good. We learned that the Phosphor Mine was in fact an investment scam!!! in 1917…

We were booked into the Big4 Tourist Park ( ) just down the road from the zoo and so, on Tuesday the 27th we headed to the Zoo. It was quite cold and grey – only 12 degrees or so and we decided that we would go around the Gardens on our bicycles. It was just a couple of kilometres to the zoo and 6kms around and we took our time in touring around the exhibits. Here are a few of the images


The Southern Rhino is endangered and part of a global breeding program


The Meerkat Lookout!!


The Hippo has his teeth cleaned….

It was getting colder as we did the rounds – and then it began to rain. But there was still so much to see


Hello Cats… That’s no way to treat your Mother…


Mamma is always vigilant…


Cats everywhere


This is my DAD!!!!

We didn’t have enough time to see all the exhibits on Tuesday so went back again on Wednesday. Wednesday was even more cold – and even more rainy…





Did I tell you there would be CATS….


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