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Tipping guideline and Koala bear

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Tipping guideline and Koala bear

Hi ,

What is the tipping guideline in SYD for taxi and at the restaurant?

My daughter is dying to get up close and take pictures with Koala. I read on the post and everyone said you can't really get too close to the animal. Can someone recommend where to go between the zoo or a tour for Blue Mountain which will stop at Featherdale Park?

Thank you.

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1. Re: Tipping guideline and Koala bear

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Koalas (they are not bears!) can be petted at Taronga Zoo, Featherdale & Sydney Wildlife world (Darling Harbour). It's against the law to hold a koala in NSW & some other states in Australia due to the stress it can cause them.

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2. Re: Tipping guideline and Koala bear

Thank you.

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3. Re: Tipping guideline and Koala bear

Do they let you pet the Koala Bears at Taronga, now?

Last time I was there, you could pay an additional fee just stand next to them for a photo - they didn't let people touch them.

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4. Re: Tipping guideline and Koala bear

<<Do they let you pet the Koala Bears at Taronga, now?>>

I thought the only bears at Taronga are Malayan Sun Bears?

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5. Re: Tipping guideline and Koala bear

Definitely Koala Bears at the zoo. Definitely jellyfish and sea horses and starfish in the aquarium. Flying foxes still fly overhead at dusk. Ladybird still inhabit the roses. Unfortunately, Tasmanian Tigers are only seen in bottles in the museum.

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6. Re: Tipping guideline and Koala bear

Inas I think Jeremy was referring to the point that you have inaccurately called Koalas "Koala Bears"

they are only referred to as KB as they resemble bears in looks , but actually related to Kangaroos and wombats and is a marsupial.

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7. Re: Tipping guideline and Koala bear

Tipping:

Taxis - I always pay for taxis using on a credit card so no tip. If paying by cash you might pay $20 for an $18 fare or something like that.

Restaurants - Fine dining: 10% (up to a maximum of $10 per head); cafes $0 if paying on card, or if paying at the counter. If someone brings the bill to the table, takes the cash and brings back your change, you might leave $2-5 depending on the service. No tipping at bars required.

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8. Re: Tipping guideline and Koala bear

take care when paying taxi fare with credit card - there have been some recent reports of cab drivers having skimming devices attached to their cc readers

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9. Re: Tipping guideline and Koala bear

Koalas (not bears) do not tip

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10. Re: Tipping guideline and Koala bear

Nor do you tip Koalas. :)