"BLACKTOWN.....DRAGSTRIP AND RACEWAY.."
BLACKTOWN...Another of Sydney's Western suburbs with city classification..There are many attractions in Blacktown but the biggest attraction for me is the Eastern Creek Raceway..really a place for "petrol heads" ..but I just love to come and support some friends who have a drag racing team and race here...here one can watch the "top fuellers" the "slingshot dragsters"".. funny cars..and stockies..also bikes...The events are always advertised in local and city papers...entrance fee is about $20 for the day..also here they hold the" Annual Hot Rod Show"
"BLACKTOWN...EASTERN CREEK RACEWAY AND DRAGSTRIP.."
There is always an immense amount of anticipation while getting ready in the staging area for the incredibly fast race that lasts only a few seconds ..at incredible speeds reached..
"BLACKTOWN..EASTERN CREEK RACE WAYAND DRAGSTRIP"
After the quick standing quarter mile race the vehicle is towed back to the racing teams work area... RACE TIME: 6.28 SECONDS.. SPEED:218 M.P.H. I think that time was about 330 K.P.H... Nevertheless...extremely fast. .using both parachutes to stop...
Featherdale Wildlife Park
The only reason I came to Blacktown, was to go to Featherdale Wildlife Park. I was excited to go to Tarongo zoo, but when I heard that you could get up close and personal with the animals here, I knew it was something I needed to do. The facilities are clean and you can have your picture taken with a koala for Free. Taronga zoo charges a fee.
It's easy to get here from Sydney. Catch a train to Blacktown and then take bus #725 from the station, and you will be delivered to the park entrance.
$9.00 Children 3-15
Children under 3 are free!
They are open 7 days a week form 9am-5pm.(exception to Christmas Day when they are closed)
"some animals are free..."
After you enter the park, there are some parrots and other species of animals in enclosures. But then, you get to a part of the park and kangaroos, wallabies, and kookaburas are free! You get to get up close to some of them. You even get to pet them. They all seem to be in a very relaxed state, not at all agressive.
I have never seen albino kangaroos, and I'm sure albino peacocks are rare too. This one put on a show for me, and luckily, after a lot of patience and timing, I got a great shot!