The morning started with a scavenger hunt for the bus in Sydney's CBD (Central Business District). Finding the bus proved to be an adventure in and of itself because we just missed it in two locations! Finally we jumped into a cab and had a "Follow that bus!" moment, finally catching it (and our breaths) at Star City Casino near Darling Harbour.
Featherdale Wildlife Park only took about one hour by bus from Sydney, and we LOVE love loved this place!! Us girls were able to pet wallabies, kiss a koala, feed kangaroos, run from giant emus (Gina! hahaha) and coo at the most adorable tiny penguins in the world!
These are wallabies, not kangaroos!
Gina's worst nightmare lol
HAPPY FEET!! :))
My bff... kinda stinky though!!
From Featherdale, we rode about another hour to the breathtaking Blue Mountains. We started at Echo Point, overlooking the enormous Jamison Valley and in front of the famous rock formation, Three Sisters, named for its three pinnacles. Stunning! Jamison Valley was huge- picture the Grand Canyon but covered with dense trees instead of sandstone. The entire canyon and mountain range is famous for its namesake- the blue mist that lingers in the valleys and gives a blue appearance to all the trees. Apparently, the mist comes from Eucalyptus trees and the chemicals they give off.
We rode a cable car suspended over a deep valley, and although I am terrified of heights, it was too beautiful to mind. We rode on Australia's steepest incline train (more like a roller coaster) to get down to the trails, and our tour guides let us go off and explore for several hours on the trails. We felt like we were lost in Fern Gully with trees, ferns, streams, waterfalls and plentiful wildlife. Being the nature junkie that I am, I was completely in Heaven and wanted to permanently move to the Blue Mountains forest!
My little explorer <3
This was one of the best things I have done in Australia, and it is a must-see for any visitors!! I highly recommend this excursion, adventure addicts!!
Never stop exploring!!