For Frizztext – Traffic Solutions

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Aussie Duck (waterbus) on Sydney Harbour

This is related to a recent post by Frizztext.

Frizztext, this is actually not a common mode of transport in Sydney but a tourist attraction – it’s an amphibious craft that would cost far too much to run as a regular transport option, but if they could make smaller personal craft like these, it would be a fantastic option in this city because of the size and reach of our magnificent harbour.

28 thoughts on “For Frizztext – Traffic Solutions

    • haha – that’s true, it might create a different kind of chaos, but there are also many boat ramps around the harbour, and place for many more, so I’m sure some engineering brain could come up with something, particularly if the craft were small…

  1. Is the Aussie Duck still going? I went on it about 10 years ago with all these American tourists who kept singing Men At Work’s ‘Down Under’ and quacking like ducks. It was quite bizarre. It’s good fun but quite a wild ride – sometimes you feel like you’re going to capsize. You get a great view of the Harbour, though. Quack Quack!!

    • I’m not sure, Selma – I took this photo many years ago and I don’t think I’ve seen it on the harbour since, but my husband seems to think that they still run it from Bondi. Your experience on it sounds surreal :-D haha – quack, qua…bloop, bloop

  2. Knowing a little of Sydney Harbour, I can agree on that mode of transport.
    I wasn’t a tourist, I was working as an engineer for a month out there, but my aussie friends showed me a little of the environs.
    Lovely place, BB
    Thank you
    John

    • A tour by the locals would have given you a good perspective, John – you and June should come back as tourists some time – but I know it is such a long way to travel. Thx. Bb :-)

  3. Ambhibious land craft are such FUN to watch as they leave land to set sail on the sea.

    What I want . . . a combo car/boat/plane/helicopter . . . fueled by the sun, wind, and rain.

    That’s not too much to ask, is it?! ;)

  4. They have those in Philadelphia, too, called Philly Ducks. Shades of James Bond, your idea of having ampbibious vehicles for personal transportation. My husband and I have thought about that too. It would be cool.

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