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Have you ridden the ‘Orphan Rocker’ Roller Coaster?

Many would say, “no,” and, “what was that?”. In 1983, a project began in the cliff tops of Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains. The Orphan Rocker was designed to be Australia’s scariest and most advanced roller coaster, with enough pin-point turns and sudden drops to make your hair turn white from fright. But despite being…

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August 6, 2021

Wonderland City or Elephant graveyard?

If you were looking out over Tamarama beach in 1906, your view of the ocean would have been interrupted by a rollercoaster. The track ran in a loop, twisting and turning from one side of the cliffs to another, elevated on tall metal stilts. It was part of Wonderland City, a theme park that offered…

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October 10, 2020