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    I would have lived that as a kid. Actually is still love it!

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    We're doing similar except ours will be a trip to the museum. We just can't afford to do both a holiday and presents.

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    I don't see a problem with it. We've done it in the past for one of our kid's birthday's...we wrapped up a cheap photo album, a disposable camera and a book on animals. It's been three years and that album still gets a work out.

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    Yep our kids are getting a Gold Coast holiday in feb. Theme parks the lot. They will something small under the tree each but that's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomia View Post
    I love Christmas but I'm so sick of buying my kids Christmas presents that get inevitable tossed away hours/days/weeks/months later.

    I'm seriously considering surprising them with a flight and day at Taronga zoo instead.

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    We just got back from a weekend away in Sydney, and the Taronga Zoo is just amazing. It's such a fantastic day out, there is the ferry ride over, a cable car ride to the zoo entrance and the zoo itself has the most beautiful backdrops of the harbour. A fantastic idea for a Christmas present!!

    (Side note: when my dad asked us what to get us last year, I suggested a family membership to the Melbourne Zoos - we have gotten so much use out of it this year, he was the one that said to me "is it ok if I renew your membership for Christmas this year?")

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    Quote Originally Posted by mummyChubbles View Post
    We just got back from a weekend away in Sydney, and the Taronga Zoo is just amazing. It's such a fantastic day out, there is the ferry ride over, a cable car ride to the zoo entrance and the zoo itself has the most beautiful backdrops of the harbour. A fantastic idea for a Christmas present!!

    (Side note: when my dad asked us what to get us last year, I suggested a family membership to the Melbourne Zoos - we have gotten so much use out of it this year, he was the one that said to me "is it ok if I renew your membership for Christmas this year?")
    We went to Taronga Zoo many many years ago when DS was just 1, and he loved it. Unfortunately, you cannot feed the giraffe's on Christmas day which we did last time we were there. DD loves giraffe's, so that makes me a bit sad.

    We had considered Melbourne Zoo, we had done Werribee and Healesville very recently, but as DS just went for a school excursion (only 2 weeks ago), we didn't think it was very fair to do that again. We are very much zoo people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomia View Post
    We went to Taronga Zoo many many years ago when DS was just 1, and he loved it. Unfortunately, you cannot feed the giraffe's on Christmas day which we did last time we were there. DD loves giraffe's, so that makes me a bit sad.

    We had considered Melbourne Zoo, we had done Werribee and Healesville very recently, but as DS just went for a school excursion (only 2 weeks ago), we didn't think it was very fair to do that again. We are very much zoo people.
    Just a thought - if you really love zoos and you can see your family going to the ones in Melbourne at least 3 times in the next year, consider getting a Zoos Victoria membership. It's free for kids and you just pay for the adults and its unlimited entry. AND - it allows you into Taronga Zoo for free. Taronga Zoo's entry alone is $46 per adult - for 2 adults to go, that pretty much is the cost of one adult's Zoos Victoria membership!

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