MY TRIP

 

THE DAY BEFORE THE TRIP

             I was very excited as this was my first international trip. We packed everything. I was going to this trip along with my little brother and my parents. My brother was also very excited. He had many wishes to be fulfilled in this trip.

We packed everything. We had a fulfilled meal this night.

DAY-1

          We started our trip at 6:30 am in our car. Initially we went to Atchara Nagarjuna university as my dad have some work there. Then we went to one of our father’s friend’s house for lunch and stayed there until 4:00 pm and started our journey to Hyderabad and we reached Prof’s house at 7:50 pm. At night we had a heavy rainfall and there was no power fornsome time in Hyderabad. We stayed there that night.   

DAY-2

           Today we started at Prof’s house at 11:30 am. We went to Chutneys restaurant in jubilee hills for lunch. We had veg noodles and mushroom fried rice. Then we went to Inorbit mall in Hyderabad. We bought some necessary items there. After that we went to my father’s B.Sc friend’s house at 4:00 pm in Meenakshi sky lounge. We then went to hair salon to get my brother’s hair trimmed. We stayed there that night.

      

DAY-3

          We got ready by 10:00 am. My mom along with aunt went for shopping and they returned at 3:00 pm. Then they had their lunch. We had our lunch at 12 noon and we watched movies there until 4:00 pm. Then we went to park and returned at 6:00 pm. At 7:30 pm we started to airport. We reached airport at 8:30 pm. After completion of all required customs it was 1:00 am. We boarded Thai airways.

 

          

DAY-4

          We reached Bangkok airport at 6:30 am. We did our brushing in the airport. We met our dad friend’s family there. They came from Bangalore to Bangkok. At 8:00 am we departed from Bangkok to Sydney. We reached Sydney at 8:15 pm. We reached our dad’s friend Ravi’s house in Sydney at 9:15 pm. There we had dinner and we slept there.

 

DAY-5

          Today I got ready by 8:30 am. I went along with aunt to drop her kids at their school. Their school was Matthew Peace Public School which was located in the north-west Sydney suburb of Baulkham Hills. ​Their school has been a proud member of the Hills community since its opening in 1982. At 11:00 am we started our journey to Hunter valley. We reached hunter valley zoo at 2:00 pm.

HUNTER VALLEY ZOO

 

     Hunter Valley Zoo provides a safe, caring and natural environment to ensure the welfare of all species housed for exhibit, educational and conservation purposes within the zoo and strive to maintain the high level of care and visitor experience.

Hunter Valley Zoo has had many new animals arrive including Maned Wolf, Meerkats and Serval Cats.  If you're looking to add a unique, unforgettable experience to a business event, corporate event, international function, festival or other event, the zoo has external displays where we bring the animals to you. We can bring farmyard animals, reptiles, and even our native icon, a Koala.

Then we went to hunter valley  gardens at 3:30pm.

HUNTER VALLEY GARDENS

 

Soak up nature at its most stunning at Hunter Valley Gardens, built by Bill and Imelda Roche over four years with a dedicated team of over 40 landscape gardeners, architects and engineers.

There are eight kilometers of walking paths winding through 12 hectares of gardens consisting of over 6000 trees, 600,000 shrubs and over 1 million ground cover plants, plus waterfalls, statues, murals and much more. The ten individually themed gardens showcase the artistry of gardens around the world and use both native and exotic varieties of plants.

The Garden displays remain the focal point of Hunter Valley Gardens, however to enhance the visitor experiences our calendar includes horticultural talks, festivals and signature events, such as Snow Time and our Christmas Lights Spectacular. Plus, enjoy our beautiful new rides, imported from Italy and permanently installed in our event area, adding extra appeal for the young ones during our events and in the school holidays.

Hunter Valley Gardens is a beautiful, nature based, experience for local, national and international visitors.

Then we went to beach in Sydney. We even saw lighthouse there.

 

Then we started our journey back to house at 8:30pm. We reached at 9:15pm. We had our dinner and slept at 10:00pm.

DAY-6

          Today we got ready we by 10:00 am and started our journey to Blue Mountains. We reached there at 11:40 am. Then we bought our tickets and first we went to skyway.

Scenic Skyway

Glide between cliffs tops and gaze at the rainforest canopy through the glass floor of the Scenic Skyway!Suspended 270 meters above ancient ravines, the Skyway provides a unique thrill as breathtaking views are revealed beneath your feet through the electro-glass cabin floor. For the less adventurous, seating and solid flooring is also available!

With 360° views, the 720 meter journey provides the best views of Katoomba Falls, the Three Sisters, and Jamison Valley stretching to the horizon.

Following a three million dollar upgrade to improve the visitor experience in November 2017, the new Skyway cabin features 30% more capacity, free Wi-Fi, and improved loading and unloading to make the Scenic Skyway one to remember!

Disembark at the Skyway’s east station to access lookouts over the valley along with bush trails to Echo Point.

.There we had pulihora which was cooked in the house. Then we went back in skyways.

Then we went through railways

Scenic Railway (world steepest railways)

 

Discover the thrill of a 52 degree incline (128% incline) riding the steepest passenger railway in the world, the Scenic Railway.

Following an award-winning redevelopment in 2013, this unforgettable experience offers glass-roofed carriages with expansive views of the rainforest setting and spectacular Jamison Valley.

Custom designed carriages allow passengers to choose their own adventure like never before, adjusting their seated position up to 20 degrees! Choose an adventurous ‘Cliffhanger’ ride at a steep 64 degree incline, or for those seeking a relaxed journey select the ‘Laid Back’ option. Of course, loyal fans can still ride the ‘Original’ at 52 degrees (128% incline).

The Railway experience descends 310 meters through a cliff-side tunnel, emerging into ancient rainforest at the Jamison Valley floor. Operating since 1945, the Scenic Railway has thrilled 25 million passengers – this is the fifth generation train to ride the tracks since the Hammon family opened the attraction.

Carrying 84 passengers, the train departs every ten minutes. Disembark at the bottom station to access the Scenic Walkway and stroll through 2.4 kilometers of Jurassic rainforest.

The term ‘Scenic Railway’ was first used in the late 19th century in reference to amusement rides at English seaside funfairs. Consisting of simple carriages on rails, passengers passed a series of exotic ‘scenic’ backdrops such as the Swiss Alps or Egyptian pyramids.

Watch the story of constructing the new Scenic Railway experience – on a 52 degree incline! The project and the team of architects, project managers and construction professionals that helped us realize it, has received many industry awards.

Scenic Walkway

 

Discover the tranquility of ancient rainforest – or simply tire the kids out – strolling along our 2.4 kilometer Scenic Walkway.

Brilliant in sunshine and even better in the rain, this elevated boardwalk immerses visitors in Jurassic rainforest on the Jamison Valley floor with minimal impact on the environment.

Along the way, explore elements of the site’s coal mining history including the mine entrance, a replica miners’ hut and scale bronze sculpture of a miner and his pit pony.

Learn about local flora, listen for the native lyre bird or taste pure Blue Mountains water straight from Marrangaroo Spring. Enjoy a peaceful moment in the open-air Rainforest Room, or on rest benches located along the route.

Options for various walks taking ten minutes or a full hour are clearly signposted, along with the wheelchair accessible link between the bottom Cableway and Railway stations.

IN THE WET

Experiencing the Walkway in the rain is magical; colors change, mist shrouds the towering cliffs above, hidden waterfalls murmur, raindrops cling to leaves and native birds become more vocal.

Protected by the rainforest canopy, the Walkway has its own microclimate which can be quite distinct from the weather at the top of the escarpment. We recommend the rainforest in the rain – don’t let a little weather stop you!

Then we went for cableways.

Scenic Cableway

 

Discover panoramic views of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains from the Scenic Cableway.

The 510 meter journey gently descends into the Jamison Valley and also returns visitors to the top of the escarpment. The Cableway’s fully enclosed cabin provides a unique vantage point for viewing the Three Sisters, Orphan Rock, Mt Solitary and Katoomba Falls.

Disembark at the bottom station to access the Scenic Walkway and stroll through 2.4 kilometers of Jurassic rainforest.

Wheelchair accessible with a capacity for 84 passengers, the Cableway is the steepest and largest aerial cable car in the Southern Hemisphere.

Then we again went for cableways, walkways and railways for second time.

Then we went to echo point. And three sisters.

 

 Then we started our journey back to home. We reached at 9:00pm.

DAY-7

          Today we started to airport at 8:30 am. We reached airport at 9:30 am. We boarded Jetstar airways to Cairns at 10:40 am. We reached cairns at 2:10 pm.

Cairns is a city in the Cairns RegionQueensland, Australia. It is on the east coast of Far North Queensland. The city is the 5th-most-populous in Queensland and ranks 14th overall in Australia.Cairns was founded in 1876 and named after William Wellington CairnsGovernor of Queensland from 1875 to 1877. It was formed to serve miners heading for the Hodgkinson River goldfield, but declined when an easier route was discovered from Port Douglas. It later developed into a railhead and major port for exporting sugar cane, gold and other metals, minerals and agricultural products from surrounding coastal areas and the Atherton Tableland region.

The estimated residential population of the Cairns urban area in 2015 was 147,993. Based on 2015 data, the associated local government area has experienced an average annual growth rate of 2.3% over the last 10 years. Cairns is a popular tourist destination because of its tropical climate and access to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Then we reached Queenslander Cairns at 3:30 pm. We then went for a long walk to domino’s pizza. There we had our lunch. Then we visited nearby beach and did walking there. At night we just had some bread as dinner and we slept.

 

DAY-8

          Today we got ready by 7:00 am. We boarded a bus to Kuranda rainforest. We went inside by longest sky rail with in 45 minutes. There were two station in middle they are red peak station and barren fall station.

Skyrail’s Smithfield Terminal is located just 15 minutes from Cairns and 50 minutes from Port Douglas and provides a convenient embarkation or disembarkation point.

 

Red Peak Station

Descend through the canopy layers and deep into the forest for your first stop, Red Peak Station, where complimentary ranger-guided boardwalk tours, interpretive signage and scenic lookouts will unlock the secrets of this ancient landscape.

 

Barron Falls Station

The approach to Barron Falls Station brings with it spectacular views of the Barron Gorge National Park which can be further appreciated from the three separate lookouts. Visit the CSIRO Rainforest Interpretation Centre and learn more about the area’s pioneering past at the historical display.

 

Kuranda Terminal

From Barron Falls, your Skyrail experience continues over the pristine rainforest canopy which gives way to the mighty Barron River that you’ll cross on your approach to Sky rail’s Kuranda Terminal that is conveniently located next door to the Kuranda Scenic Railway Station.

 We stopped in these stations and went through walkways. We reached Kuranda village at last. We went to koala gardens. We went to Kuranda railway station at 3:10 pm. We came outside at 5:30 pm. We went back to hotel. We reached hotel at 6:00 pm. We did swimming in the hotel swimming pool. At 8 pm we back to room and took a shower. We ate Indian meals at night.

DAY-9

          Today we started at 7:30 am. We went to board reef magic ship. Initially the journey was nice but after some time all got effected by seasickness. We reached there.

 

 Marine World pontoon on the Outer Reef offers a full range of facilities and activities on-board.  The pontoon is a large stable structure based at Moore Reef with extensive undercover and seating areas. 

 

What makes it great?

  • 5 hours at Marine Word reef activity platform

  • FREE Semi Submarine coral viewing tours

  • FREE Glass Bottom Boat coral viewing tours

  • Great Barrier Reef presentation by Marine Biologist

  • Fish feeding and identification with Marine Biologist

  • Family Friendly

  • Suitable for non-swimmers

  • Excellent snorkeling

  • Plenty of room on pontoon

Included in my day:

  • Semi-Submarine & Glass Bottom Boat

  • Marine Biologist presentations

  • Underwater reef viewing observatory

  • Dedicated snorkel supervisor

  • Unlimited snorkeling with all snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins)

  • Wet suit or Lycra Suit 

  • Hot/cold tropical buffet lunch

  • Morning and afternoon tea

  • Filtered drinking water

  • FREE Wi-Fi on-board Reef Magic

  • German and French speaking crew on-board daily

Departs: Daily 

  • 08:00-08:30: Check-in inside Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, at the Reef Magic counter

  • 09:00: Depart Cairns Marlin Jetty, fast 90 minute vessel transfer direct to the Outer Reef

  • 10:30: Arrive at the Marine World Outer Reef activity platform

  • 5 hours activity time at the reef

  • 15:30: Depart the reef and return to Cairns

  • 17:00: Return back to Cairns Marlin Jetty

Helmet Diving:  
Scuba-style experience to a depth of 3m without getting your head wet!  Suitable for the non-swimmer.  

Guided Snorkel Tours:  approx 30 minutes 
 Perfect for the beginner snorkeller. Join the Marine Naturalist in small groups and learn more about the reef. Explore sheltered coral lagoon with expert snorkelling assistance and instruction available at all times.

After going to hotel all were sick so we just ate pizza. At night we rented two cars.

DAY-10

            Today we checked out our hotels and went to beaches in cairns. We had our lunch in royal spice. We boarded our flight at 6pm and we reached Sydney by 9 pm.

DAY-11

          Today we got ready by 10 am. We went to Sydney tower.

 

Sydney Tower is Sydney's tallest structure and the second tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere. The name Sydney Tower has become common in daily usage, however the tower has been known as the Sydney Tower Eye, AMP Tower, Westfield Centrepoint Tower, Centrepoint Tower or just Centrepoint. The Sydney Tower is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers.

The tower stands 309 m (1,014 ft) above the Sydney central business district (CBD), located on Market Street, between Pitt and Castlereagh Streets. It is accessible from the Pitt Street Mall, Market Street or Castlereagh Street and sits above the Westfield Sydney (formerly Centrepoint) shopping centre. The tower is open to the public, and is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in the city, being visible from a number of vantage points throughout town and from adjoining suburbs. Auckland's Sky Toweris taller but Sydney Tower's main observation deck is almost 50 m (164 ft) higher than the observation deck on Auckland's Sky Tower.

While the shopping centre at the base of the tower is run by the Westfield Group, the tower itself is occupied by Trippas White Group, which owns and operates Sydney Tower Dining, and Merlin Entertainments, which owns and operates the "Sydney Tower Eye" observation deck and "Oztrek" simulated ride attraction.

Then we went to aquarium in Sydney.

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium (formerly Sydney Aquarium) contains a large variety of Australian aquatic life, displaying more than 700 species comprising more than 13,000 individual fish and other sea and water creatures from most of Australia's water habitats. Additionally, the aquarium features 14 themed zones including Jurassic Seas, Discovery Rockpool, Shark Walk, and the world’s largest Great Barrier Reef display. Along the way, visitors encounter animals unique to each habitat, including two of only five dugongs on display in the world, sharks, stingrays, penguins and tropical fish, among others.

It is a public aquarium located in the city of SydneyNew South WalesAustralia. It is located on the eastern (city) side of Darling Harbour to the north of the Pyrmont Bridge. It is a full institutional member of the Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). 

Then we went back home.

 

 

DAY-12

           Today we got ready by 10:30 am we packed everything. We went for picnic. Prasad uncle made pulihora for us. We all had it. It was very tasty. We then parked our van in parking area. Then we boarded for train in Turramurra station. We reached city central in 20 minutes. We saw Vivid Sydney festival in Sydney.

 

VIVID SYDNEY

Sydney shines during winter each year when Vivid Sydney warms up the city with a celebration of light, music and ideas. The creative heart of Sydney comes to life in a program of amazing light art and music. This was world-famous festival of light, music and ideas from From 25 May to 16 June 2018.

ABOUT VIVID SYDNEY

From 25 May to 16 June 2018, Vivid Light takes you to another world, with shadows that spring into colour and building facades that reveal a hidden world of magic. The city transforms into a night time wonderland through large-scale illuminations, laser lightshows and 3D-mapped projections.

The Lighting of the Sydney Opera House Sails in the evening is the moment when the spectacular Vivid Light begins.

Follow the series of interactive and immersive light art sculptures and installation trails through the spectacular waterside precincts of the Royal Botanic GardenDarling HarbourTaronga Zoo and Barangaroo. Visit The Rocksand see the spectacular display upon the Museum of Contemporary Art, superb views of the Sydney Opera House and great installations for families and children. 

Vivid Music features an impressive line-up of international and Australian talent, as well as smaller music venues located throughout the inner city, while Vivid Ideas is a stimulating program of public talks with events examining issues and topics that range from the design of our cities to practical tools for creative practitioners.

Enjoy the brilliant spectacle from the comfort of a harbour ferry or cruise vessel is also bound to be as spellbinding as ever. The many cruise vessels and ferries that travel around the harbour will be decorated with brilliant lights that change color as they enter the different Vivid Sydney precincts.

We reached back home by 9 pm

DAY-13

          Today we got ready by 5:00 am and we went to Sydney domestic airport. We boarded Tiger airways to Gold coast at 8:00 am. We reached Gold coast at 9:30 am. We reached hotel at 11:30 am. Our room was not ready so we stayed in Ravi uncle room. The hotel was very nice. It is 74 floors. Mohan uncle’s was 30th floor. Ravi uncle’s was 38th floor. Prasad uncle’s room was 43rd floor. We had lunch in curry point. We got room at 2:00 pm. We got 44th floor room. It was quiet different from others room. We had a three side’s view of beach. Then we went for wet ‘n wild in Gold coast, but it was 3:30 by the time we reached there.

Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast is a massive water park situated in OxenfordGold CoastQueenslandAustralia, owned and operated by Village Roadshow Theme Parks. In 2009, the park received 1,095,000 visitors ranking it first in Australia and eighth in the world. Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast is located adjacent to Warner Bros. Movie World, a movie-related park also owned by Village Roadshow Theme Parks. The park remains open all year with all of the pools and slides heated during the winter months. It is one of seven water parks operating under the Wet'n'Wild brand globally. It closes at 4:00 pm.

Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast opened on 30 September 1984 as Cade's County Waterpark. The Herringe group of companies developed the park at a cost of A$18 million. The name was later changed to Cade's County Wet'n'Wild, then simply Wet'n'Wild in 1987 after a licensing agreement was reached with chain of Wet 'n Wild water parksoverseas. Under ownership of Village Roadshow Theme Parks, the park changed its name to Wet'n'Wild Water World to match the related Sea World and Warner Bros. Movie World theme parks. In 2013, to distinguish the park from Wet'n'Wild Sydney, the park's name was changed to Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast. Scenes set at a water park (fictionally called "Splash Planet") in The Inbetweeners 2, a 2014 British comedy film, were filmed at the park.

So, we didn’t go inside. We had dinner in curry point.

DAY-14

          Today we got ready and reached WB movie world by 10:00 am

Warner Bros. Movie World (more commonly referred to as Movie World) is a movie related theme park on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. It is owned and operated by Village Roadshow since the take over from Time Warner and is the only movie related park in Australia. It was opened on the 3rd of June 1991.

The park contains various movie-themed rides and attractions ranging from motion simulators to roller coasters and slow river rides. In addition, famous characters also patrol the park, allowing visitors the chance to take photos with them. These include BatmanAustin PowersMarilyn MonroeScooby-Doo and Shaggy and various Looney Tunescharacters. Minor street shows including skits and singing performances are also present. The All-Star Parade showcases characters alongside vehicles and movie-themed floats.

There are a number of active film studios within the Movie World complex. House of Wax, the first Scooby-Doo film, the 2003 Peter Pan filmGhost ShipThe Condemnedand Fortress are amongst the many films and television series produced at Warner Roadshow Studios, adjoining Warner Bros. Movie World.

The former Police Academy Stunt Show, one of Movie World's opening day attractions.

Park set-upIn 1989, C.V. Wood was employed to design a 415-acre (168 ha) theme park adjacent to the existing Warner Roadshow Studio complex. His portfolio included the design of six theme parks including Six Flags Over Texas and Disneyland. The park was completed within 16 months, converting swampland into a theme park modelled after similar movie-based theme parks overseas such as Universal Studios Hollywood or Disney's Hollywood Studios. The park's official opening was held on 3 June 1991. Queensland PremierWayne Goss marked the occasion by cutting novelty film reel at an opening ceremony which was attended by celebrities such as Clint EastwoodMel GibsonGoldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.

Initial attractions at the park focused on learning about and getting involved in movie related scenes and behind the scenes action. Opening day attractions included a Movie studiotourMovie Magic Special Effects Show, Western Action Show, Police Academy Stunt ShowWarner Bros. Classics & Great Gremlins Adventure, Young Einstein Gravity Homestead, Roxy Theatre and Looney Tunes Land which featured the Looney Tunes Musical Revue and Looney Tunes River Ride.

The 1990s

In 1992, Batman Adventure – The Ride opened to the left of the park's entrance. In 1995, the Western Action Show was removed and eventually replaced by The Maverick Grand Illusion Show. The park's first roller coaster, Lethal Weapon – The Ride, also opened.

In 1997, Looney Tunes Land was renamed Looney Tunes Village and a variety of Zamperla rides were installed including Marvin the Martian's Rocket Ride, Taz Hollywood Cars, Tweety and Sylvester Carousel and Yosemite Sam's Railroad. Additionally, Marvin the Martian in 3D opened in the Roxy Theatre, replacing Adventures in the Fourth Dimension.

In 1998, Warner Bros. Movie World opened the $18 million Wild West Falls Adventure Ride (then known as Wild Wild West). In 2000, the Looney Tunes Musical Revue was relocated and the Road Runner Rollercoaster opened in its place. Young Einstein Gravity Homestead was also closed.

1990s, 10th Anniversary, and the 2000s

In 2001, the park celebrated its 10th anniversary with 1000 invites being given out via radio station B105 in August 2001. Guests were treated to live performances by Human NatureInvertigoA Touch of Class and Joanne Accom. The park also closed The Maverick ShowWarner Bros. Classics & Great Gremlins Adventure and Batman Adventure – The Ride. The latter was modified into Batman Adventure – The Ride 2 with a new film and simulator movements. The Looney Tunes Splash Zone was added to Looney Tunes Village. The Harry Potter Movie Magic Experience opened where Young Einstein Gravity Homestead once stood.

 

The Official Matrix Exhibit existed at the park from 2003 until 2007.

In 2002, the Harry Potter Movie Magic Experience was updated to feature props from the second Harry Potter film. Additionally, the Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster opened where Warner Bros. Classics & Great Gremlins Adventure once stood.[8][17] In 2003, Harry Potter Movie Magic Experience was replaced by The Official Matrix Exhibit.[8][18]

In 2005, the Movie Magic Special Effects Show was replaced by Superman Escape forcing the relocation of the Looney Tunes Musical Revue again. The Roxy Theatre was upgraded following the closure of Marvin the Martian in 3D which was replaced by Shrek 4D Adventure in September. In 2006, the now-annual Halloween eventsbegan. In December, the Batwing Spaceshot opened.

In 2007, The Official Matrix Exhibit was replaced by Intencity, County Fair Fun 'n' Games and Bumper carsLooney Tunes Village was renamed to Kids' WB Fun Zone with the addition of two new rides. In 2008, Hollywood Stunt Driver replaced the Police Academy Stunt ShowLooney Tunes: What's Up Rock? Opened replacing the Looney Tunes Musical Revue.

In June 2008, Movie World began construction of a roof over Main Street, similar to those at Universal Studios Japan and Tokyo Disneyland. The roof measures 4,000 square meters (43,000 sq ft) and provides an all weather venue, whether it is hot or rainy. The permanent structure will also make a substantial difference to afterhours scheduled program of events including Fright Nights and White Christmas events. The all-weather venue/roof was officially opened in October 2008.

 

The roof over Main Street being used for Warner Bros. Movie World's White Christmas event.

The 2010sIn 2010, Warner Bros. Movie World held a DC Comics 75th Anniversary Heroes vs. Villains Parade. It was run in the June / July school holidays. Shrek 4D Adventure closed on 29 August. It was replaced by Journey to the Center of the Earth 4-D Adventure later in the year. Also in 2010, the now-annual White Christmas events began.

Looney Tunes River Ride was closed on 1 February 2011. Showtime FMX's MotoMonster Xtreme show replaced Hollywood Stunt Driver from 26 June 2011 through to 18 July 2011 as alternative winter holiday entertainment. Halloween Fright Nights became Fright NightsGreen Lantern Coaster soft opened on 16 December before officially opening on 23 December as the park's fifth coaster. Batman Adventure - The Ride 2 closed to make way for a new 2012 attraction.

In 2012, Lethal Weapon – the Ride was rethemed to Arkham Asylum – Shock Therapy with the addition of a new train. In the Easter school holidays, Warner Bros. Movie World began a trial of Fast Track, a virtual queue system similar to Disney's FastpassJourney to the Center of the Earth 4-D Adventure was closed on 4 June to make way for Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – The 4D Experience which began showing on 23 June. Batman Adventure - The Ride 2 was replaced on 22 September 2012 with Justice League: Alien Invasion 3D.

In 2013, Warner Bros. Movie World originally planned to open the Mini Cars Driving School. After a short delay, the ride opened in June 2014. The ride allows children to drive their own cars around a miniature version of the theme park. The ride is located in the Kids' WB Fun Zone where the Looney Tunes River Ride once stood. The plans to build the ride were reportedly put on hold due to Village Roadshow reallocating the investment towards an expansion of Sea World's Polar Bear Shores.

In February 2014, the Hollywood Stunt Driver stunt show was closed and replaced by the revamped 'Hollywood Stunt Driver 2'.

In 2014, Rio: The 4D Experience opened on October 25 at the Roxy Theatre replacing Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs - The 4-D Experience.

In September 2015, Looney Tunes 4D opened at the Roxy Theatre replacing Rio: The 4D Experience.

In 2016, a new themed area dedicated to DC villains opened where the old Boot Hill once stood. With this land came a new ride, The Doomsday Destroyer, which is a giant looping thrill ride. It also introduced an interactive experience with the figures around the area utilizing a RFID wristband.

 

Wild West Falls Adventure Ride

Warner Bros. Movie World can be divided into five broad sections: Main Street, Kids' WB Fun Zone, a wild west area, DC Comics Super-Villians Unleashed and a DC Comics superhero hub.

Main Street serves as the main entrance path for the park. It features many attractions that are based around movies and filmmaking including the Scooby-Doo Spooky Coasterand Hollywood Stunt Driver 2. The area is also home to a vast array of shows including the All Star Parade, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – The 4D ExperienceMarilyntribute, Scooby-Doo Disco Discovery and Batman – Shadows of Gotham.

Kids' WB Fun Zone is the park's children's area themed after the Looney Tunes cartoons featured on Kids' WB Australia. It is located in the northern portion of the park and can be accessed via Main Street. Kids' WB Fun Zone features a number of rides specifically designed for children including the Looney Tunes CarouselSpeedy Gonzales Tijuana Taxis and Yosemite Sam's Railroad. The area is also home to a Vekoma Junior Coaster named the Road Runner Rollercoaster.

Wild West themed area is located in the southern portion of the park. Its main attraction is the Hopkins Rides water ride named Wild West Falls Adventure Ride. A large show stage houses the Looney Tunes – What's Up Rock? Shows while the Western Town Show Down show is performed outside.

In September 2016, a new area dedicated to the DC Comics super villains known as DC Comics Super-Villains Unleashed. This area's main attraction is Doomsday Destroyer, an Intamin 360 degree swinging thrill ride. Also included in this area is an interactive element, where guests can purchase an RFID wristband from the gift shop, and join the villains in destroying the area. 

 A DC Comics superhero hub is the final section of the park and is located towards the front of the park off Main Street. The area is home to three roller coasters (Arkham Asylum – Shock TherapyGreen Lantern Coaster and Superman Escape) as well as two other attractions (Batwing Spaceshot and Justice League: Alien Invasion 3D).

We left movie world and went to Wet’n Wild at 2:00 pm. We stayed there and enjoyed here until 4:30 pm.

DAY-15

          Today we got ready and reached Sea World by 10:00 am.

Sea World is a marine mammal parkoceanarium, and theme park located on the Gold CoastQueenslandAustralia. It includes rides, animal exhibits and other attractions, and it promotes conservation through education and the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured or orphaned wildlife. The park is commercially linked to Warner Bros. Movie World and Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast as part of the theme park division of Village Roadshow.

Sea World was founded by Keith Williams in 1958. It was originally known as the Surfers Paradise Ski Gardens, which presented "water ski shows that combined comedy, aqua ballet and action". In 1971, the Surfers Paradise Ski Gardens moved to land on the Spit. Major dredging works were required to build the new ski lake. A year later, the Surfers Paradise Ski Gardens became known as Sea World with the introduction of dolphins, marine displays, a replica of the Endeavour, a swimming pool, licensed restaurant and gift shop. Extra additions over the next decade included the purchasing of competitor marine park, Marineland, and the transfer of animals and exhibits to Sea World as well as the addition of more shops and food outlets.

In 1984 Keith Williams sold the park to Pivot Leisure. Later in 1988 Pivot built the 400 room Sea World Nara Resort. In 1991 Pivot Leisure, Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow jointly developed and opened Warner Bros. Movie World, a Hollywood theme action park, at Oxenford on the Gold Coast. Also that year Pivot Purchased Wet n' Wild Water park located next to the site of Warner Bros. Movie World. In 1993, Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow jointly acquired Pivot Leisure's interest in Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World and the adjoining Sea World Nara Resort.

Attraction history

  • In 1975, the Sea World train opened. "The train is a two-third scale replica of Queensland's famous number 6A10, which is now on display at the Queensland Railway Museum. The ride was designed and built by Sea World."

  • In 1978, the first major ride was added to Sea World. The Viking's Revenge Flume Ride opened. This ride was custom-built at a cost of $350,000.

  • In 1981, the park's first roller-coaster opened. Originally known as the Wild Wave Rollercoaster, it was accompanied by the Pirate Ship and Carousel. The Wild Wave Rollercoaster changed its name to the Thrillseeker and closed in 2002.

  • In 1982, the Corkscrew rollercoaster opened. The ride is an Arrow Dynamics Sitdown Looper and features three inversions.

  • In 1986, Australia's first monorail opened, the Sea World Monorail System. This ride features three stations throughout the park.

  • In 1987, Sea World welcomed the Water Park and Lassiter’s Lost Mine ride. Lassiter's Lost Mine ride was the second water ride for the park and was made in house.

  • In 1989, the Sky High Skyway opened. It features a unique bird's eye view of the park.

  • In 1993, Sea World is taken over jointly by Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow.

  • In 1994, Bermuda Triangle opened and replaced Lassiter's Lost Mine ride. It used the same ride system but featured updated ride theming. Sea World opened the 3D theatre Sea Dream.

  • In 1998, Pirates 3D Adventure debuted at the 3D theatre. The film uses "a series of special effects that enables the audience to feel part of the adventure".

  • In 1999, Cartoon Network Cartoon Beach opened featuring five children's rides and an interactive water fountain.

  • In 2003, Pirates in 3D was replaced with Planet SOS in 4-D. This film features an environmental message presenting the issues of global warming, ocean habitat destruction, and deforestation.

  • In 2004, the park opened "Shark Bay". This system of artificial lagoons allows sharks to be viewed from both above water and underwater. Sharks exhibited include large and potentially dangerous tiger sharks and bull sharks.

  • In 2005, the ski show received a makeover and became Waterski Wipeout. Also the water park got a makeover with the relocation of The Plunge from Wet'n'Wild Water World.

  • In 2006, the Sea World Eye was introduced for a limited time. Swiss manufacturer CWA Constructions built the 60-metre high wheel which featured 42 air-conditioned gondolas.

  • In 2007, Sea World introduced Sesame Street Beach. Sesame Street Beach replaced Cartoon Network Cartoon Beach with the addition of a new stage show and a new ride.

  • In 2008, Jet Rescue opened. Jet Rescue is a motorbike launch coaster made by Intamin which features jet-ski cars. It is themed to a sea-lion rescue. Also 'Ray Reef' opened featuring over 100 rays 'flying and gliding' under the water. It is Sea World's first new wildlife exhibit since 2004.

  • In 2009, Sea World updated and renewed several things. In early 2009, the Pirate Ship attraction closed and removed from the park. Waterski Wipeout performed its last show on 20 July 2009. Pirates Unleashed opened on Boxing Day as a replacement. In September, Sea World announced the opening of Ocean Rescue, a new film for their theatre replacing Planet SOS in 4-D. A new educational exhibit also opened in 2009 titled Shark Attack which replaced Dugong Discovery. The Corkscrew rollercoaster was rethemed and renamed to become the Sea Viper.

  • In 2010, the park closed Shark Attack, the Sea World Aquarium, Ocean Rescue, Bermuda Triangle and part of the Water Park to construct new attractions. In September, Castaway Bay opened in former location of the water park. It is a children's area featuring Sky Fortress (a climbing structure), Sky Climb (a set of high ropes) and Battle Sails (a water battle). Also in September, Ocean Rescue was replaced by Happy Feet 3D Experience. In October, Sea World closed the Bermuda Triangle for routine maintenance before closing the ride permanently. Its replacement is expected to be open by late 2011. Sea World also opened Penguin Encounter, an Antarctic penguin exhibit where Shark Attack And Sea World Aquarium once stood on 26 December 2010. During the summer school holidays Sea World ran Jet Stunt Extreme as a temporary jet-ski-based stunt show located on the Sea World lake. It operated for a limited season until 23 January 2011. Sea World has noted that it could become a permanent addition depending on the overall success of the show.

  • In 2011, Pirates Unleashed had its final performance on 20 July. Jet Stunt Extreme returned on 17 September 2011. On 16 August 2011, Sea World announced a partnership with Nickelodeon which would see characters like SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer appear in park shows from Christmas 2011. SpongeBob ParadePants and Dora's Best Friends Adventure began on 17 December 2011. Towards the end of the year, Happy Feet 3-D Experience was replaced with SpongeBob SquarePants 3-D. Sesame Street Beach was replaced with Beach Break Bay.

  • In 2012, Sea World announced that they would be launching Dinosaur Island, an interactive dinosaur exhibit. The exhibit opened to the public on 16 June 2012. In December 2012, Sea World announced a "wild" attraction, set for a 2014 opening.  Although the attraction was initially promoted in-park and construction began, Sea World has since removed all promotion of the attraction. A 2013 report in the Gold Coast Bulletin suggested the attraction would be a multimillion-dollar African jungle exhibit, including gorillas, hippos, and crocodiles.

  • In 2013, the park officially opened Seal Harbour, a seal and sea lion exhibit, originally scheduled to open in December 2012. A water powered jet pack was also added to Jet Stunt Extreme. In December, Sea World opened Storm Coaster, a Mack Rides Water Coaster, replacing the former Bermuda Triangle ride.[43][44][45]

  • In 2014, Sea Viper and Dinosaur Island were closed.

  • In 2015, Sky High Skyway was closed and Beach Break Bay was replaced with Nickelodeon Land.

  • In 2016, Viking's Revenge Flume Ride was closed permanently.

  • In 2017, Dora's Best Friends Adventure was replaced with Paw Patrol on Holiday.

The park

Rides and attractions

 

Battle Boats at Castaway Bay

 

Jet Rescue

  • Storm Coaster is a Mack Rides Water Coaster. The ride is soft opened on 2 December 2013 as a replacement for the Bermuda Triangle which closed in 2010.

  •  Nickelodeon Land is a themed zone featuring several rides specifically designed for children. The area was originally themed to Cartoon Network when it opened in 1999 before being rethemed to Sesame Street in 2007. In late 2011, it was rethemed to have the generic theme of Beach Break Bay. The area features 6 attractions including the Carousel and Beach Ball Bounce. In 2015 it was refurbished into Nickelodeon Land adding a Zamperla roller coaster and 4 new rides.

  • Castaway Bay opened in September 2010. It is contains a new children's area featuring Sky Fortress (a climbing structure), Sky Climb (a set of high ropes) and Battle Boats(formerly Battle Sails, an interactive water battle). It is located at the northern half of the Water Park.

  • The Reef opened in December 2017. It is splash zone expansion to Castaway Bay with over 80 water canons, spouts and an array of oversized marine animal sculptures.

  • Jet Rescue is Sea World's only dry roller coaster. The ride is themed around the journey of a Sea World Rescue Team on a mission to save marine life. Riders board a jet skiand race at speeds of up to 70 kilometres per hour (43 mph) around a highly twisted and banked track.

  • Sea World Monorail System was the first mono rail system in Australia. It allows guests to travel between three stations throughout the park.

Imagine

  • Paw Patrol on Holiday is a live stage show featuring Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol at the Nickelodeon Stage. It began in December 2017.

  • Affinity is the latest incarnation of Sea World's dolphin show. The show features similar tricks to previous shows with only the storyline and music changing. The show is set in Dolphin Beach which is the largest sandy bottom lagoon ever built for dolphins containing five different pools and more than 17 million litres of water. Each show caters for 2,500 guests.

  • Jet Stunt Extreme is a live jet-ski-based stunt show located on the Sea World lake. It previously operated for a limited season over the summer of 2010–2011. Due to the success of the show it replaced Pirates Unleashed and became a permanent addition from September 2011 onwards.

  •  SpongeBob SquarePants 3-D is a 3D film currently showing in the Sea World Theatre.

  • Seal Guardians is the latest incarnation of the sea lion presentation, which began showing twice daily in early 2018.

  • Turtle Power is a live show shown on a stage adjacent to Nickelodeon Land featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters.

  • Our World of the Dolphin is an educational presentation on Sea World's dolphins and conservation and rehabilitation efforts. This show takes place at the front dolphin pools of Sea World daily.

  • Dolphin Nursery Pool is part of Sea World's highly successful dolphin breeding program which has resulted in dolphin births. The exhibit allows guests to see young dolphins develop under the protective watch of their mothers.

  • Penguin Encounter is a 96-square-metre (1,030 sq ft) Antarctic penguin exhibit featuring a 220 cubic metres (7,800 cu ft) pool with under and above water viewing.

  • Penguin Point is an exhibit featuring little penguins. Unlike Penguins on Parade, the previous penguin exhibit at Sea World, Penguin Point has a larger, more open style. It contains a variety of substrates including gravel, rock and grass as well as a large pool. The exhibit can house up to 60 penguins.

  • Polar Bear Shores is Australia's only polar bear exhibit. It was one of the most technologically advanced exhibits for polar bears when it opened in 2000. Guests can view the polar bears from three viewing platforms: ground level, underwater and above ground. As of 2017 there are four polar bears in Polar Bear Shores: Liya, Hudson, Nelson and Mishka.

  • Ray Reef allows guests to meet, feed and learn about one of the ocean's most misunderstood inhabitants. The exhibit features over 100 rays.

  • Rescue Point Lighthouse showcases the achievements of Sea World's Research and Rescue Foundation.

  • Seabird Rehabilitation Aviary is designed to house birds under care and rehabilitation. According to the official website, "many of the sea birds housed in this area will never return to the wild due to severe disabilities which have been caused mostly by mans’ ignorance and careless ways. For example, we have received pelicans that have had a broken wing from being caught in fishing line. Their wings have since been amputated. Those that recover from their injuries are free to leave at any time."

  • Seal Harbour is a seal and sea lion exhibit which opened in January 2013. The exhibit has the capacity to feature up to 20 animals including Australian sea lionsCalifornia sea lionsNew Zealand fur seals, and subantarctic fur seals.

  •  Shark Bay is the world's largest man-made lagoon system for sharks. The exhibit consists of four zones allowing for viewing and interaction. The zones include a touch pool, an inter-tidal zone, a reef lagoon and a shark lagoon. Four 10 x 3-metre windows allows all guests to see the sea life featured in these pools.

We left it at 5:30 pm. We boarded tiger airways back to Sydney by 8 pm. We reached Sydney at 9:30 pm. We had dinner at Hungry Jacks Then we went back to home and took rest.

DAY-16

          Today we got ready by 10:30 am. Some members went to IKEA and we went to Bondi beach.

Bondi Beach  is a beach and its surrounding suburb in SydneyNew South Wales, Australia. Bondi Beach is located 7 km (4 mi) east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Waverley Council, in the Eastern SuburbsBondiNorth Bondi, and Bondi Junction are neighbouring suburbs. Bondi Beach is one of the most visited tourist sites in Australia.

History

"Bondi" or "Boondi" is an Aboriginal word meaning water breaking over rocks or noise of water breaking over rocks. The Australian Museum records that Bondi means place where a fight using boondi sticks (nullas nullas or fighting sticks) took place.

In 1809 the road builder William Roberts received a grant of land in the area. In 1851 Edward Smith Hall and Francis O'Brien purchased 200 acres (0.81 km2) of the Bondi area that included most of the beach frontage, which was named "The Bondi Estate." Hall was O'Brien's father-in-law. Between 1855 and 1877 O'Brien purchased his father-in-law's share of the land, renamed the land the "O'Brien Estate," and made the beach and the surrounding land available to the public as a picnic ground and amusement resort. As the beach became increasingly popular, O'Brien threatened to stop public beach access. However, the Municipal Council believed that the Government needed to intervene to make the beach a public reserve. On 9 June 1882, the Bondi Beach became a public beach.

 

'Bondi Bay' - a photo from circa 1900 from The Powerhouse Museum

On 6 February 1938 five people drowned and over 250 people were rescued or resuscitated after a series of large waves struck the beach and pulled people back into the sea, a day that became known as "Black Sunday".

Bondi Beach was a working class suburb throughout most of the twentieth century with migrant people from New Zealand comprising the majority of the local population. Following World War II, Bondi Beach and the Eastern Suburbs became home for Jewish migrants from Poland, Russia, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Germany. A stream of Jewish immigration continued into the 21st century and the area has a number of synagogues and a kosher butcher. The area today is very multicultural with a lot of new wealthy Asian families and Samoans. The multicultural migration funded and drove the growth of the suburb throughout the 90's into the turn of the century,  moving it steadily from its working class roots towards upper/middle class enclave similar to its neighbors of Rose Bay and Bellevue Hill which was listed as the most expensive postcode in the country in 2003, 2004, 2005.

Bondi Beach was long a centre for efforts to fight indecency in beach attire. The beach was a focal point of the 1907 Sydney bathing costume protests, organized to oppose proposed dress standards for beachgoers. The Local Government Act, Ordinance No. 52 (1935) governed the decency of swimming costumes and was in force between 1935 and 1961, and resulted in public controversy as the two-piece "bikini" became popular after World War II. Waverley Council's beach inspectors, including the legendary Aub Laidlaw, were responsible for enforcing the law and were required to measure the dimensions of swimwear and order offenders against public decency off the beach. While vacationing in Australia during 1951, American movie actress Jean Parker made international headlines when she was escorted off the beach after Laidlaw determined her bikini was too skimpy. The rule became increasingly anachronistic during the 1950s and was replaced in 1961 with one requiring bathers be "clad in a proper and adequate bathing costume", allowing for more subjective judgement of decency. By the 1980s topless bathing had become common at Bondi Beach, especially at the southern end.

Sydney's Water Board maintained an untreated sewage outlet not far from the north end of the beach which was closed in the mid-1990s when a deep water ocean outfall was completed.

IKEA is a Swedish-founded multinational group that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture, kitchen appliances and home accessories. It has been the world's largest furniture retailer since at least 2008. It was founded in Sweden in 1943 by then-17-year-old Ingvar Kamprad, who was listed by Forbes in 2015 as one of the ten richest people in the world, worth more than $40 billion. The company's name is an acronym that consists of the initials of Ingvar Kamprad (name of founder), Elmtaryd (the farm where he grew up), and Agunnaryd (his hometown in Småland, southern Sweden).

The company is known for its modernist designs for various types of appliances and furniture, and its interior design work is often associated with an eco- friendly simplicity. In addition, the firm is known for its attention to cost control, operational details, and continuous product development, corporate attributes that allowed IKEA to lower its prices by an average of two to three percent over the decade to 2010 during a period of global expansion. The IKEA group has a complex corporate structure, which members of the European Parliament have alleged was designed to avoid over €1 billion in tax payments over the 2009-2014 period. It is controlled by several foundations based in the Netherlands, and Liechtenstein.

As of November 2017, IKEA owns and operates 415 stores in 49 countries. In fiscal year 2016, 36.4 billion worth of goods were sold, a total that represented a 7.6 percent increase over 2015. The IKEA website contains about 12,000 products and is the closest representation of the entire IKEA range. There were over 2.1 billion visitors to IKEA's websites in the year from September 2015 to August 2016. The company is responsible for approximately 1% of world commercial-product wood consumption, making it one of the largest users of wood in the retail sector.

Most of IKEA's stores and factories were previously owned by INGKA, a holding company controlled by the Stichting INGKA Foundation, one of the 40 wealthiest foundations in the world.

We had lunch at Mc Donalds. We then went to Watson bay and saw a wonderful sunset. We even saw wonderful scenery of moon at night.

DAY-17

          Today we got ready by 10:30 am. Today we went to Macquarie University which was a public research university based in Sydney, Australia, in the suburb of Macquarie Park. Founded in 1964 by the New South Wales Government, it was the third university to be established in the metropolitan area of Sydney. Established as a verdant university, Macquarie has five faculties, as well as the Macquarie University Hospital and the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, which are located on the university's main campus in suburban Sydney.  The university is the first in Australia to fully align its degree system with the Bologna Accord. We met dean , her name was Dr.Yang.

Then we went to University of Sydney.

The University of Sydney (informally, USyd or USYD) is an Australian public research university in SydneyAustralia. Founded in 1850, it was Australia's first university and is regarded as one of the world's leading universities. It is ranked as the world's 50th most reputable university. Its graduates are ranked as the 4th most employable in the world and 1st in Australia. The university comprises 9 faculties and university schools, through which it offers bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. In 2014 it had 33,505 undergraduate and 19,284 graduate students.

The university is colloquially known as one of Australia's sandstone universities. Its campus is ranked in the top 10 of the world's most beautiful universities by the British Daily Telegraph and The Huffington Post, spreading across the inner-city suburbs of Camperdown and Darlington.

Five Nobel and two Crafoord laureates have been affiliated with the university as graduates and faculty. The university has educated seven Australian prime ministers, two Governors-General of Australia, nine state governors and territory administrators, and 24 justices of the High Court of Australia, including four chief justices. Sydney has produced 110 Rhodes Scholars and several Gates Scholars.

The University of Sydney is a member of the Group of Eight, Academic Consortium 21, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning, the Australia-Africa Universities Network (AAUN), the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the Worldwide Universities Network.

 We met an Indian professor there, his name Joseph .E Davis. While we were returning there was heavy rainfall.

Day-18

          This was the last day. We got ready by 5 am and left for airport. We reached Bangkok airport by 4:30 pm. We reached Hyderabad by 1:00 am. And this was the end of my trip. Hope u find it useful.