Thursday, February 10, 2011
Bus arrived early for our trip to the Blue Mountains. We were still eating breakfast but we made it. We stopped first at Featherdale Wildlife Park and had a great time seeing all the wildlife. Lots of koalas, kangaroos, wallabys, wombats, dingos, cassowaries, all kinds of other birds, snakes and crocodiles. Stopped for lunch at the town of Leura and shopped around for a short time. We stopped at Govetts Leap on the way up to the mountains to see the view of theJamison and Megalong Valleys below and it was unbeleivable. Then we stopped at Scenic World and took the steepest train in the world part way down the mountain, and saw an old abandoned coal mine before taking a cable car back up. Saw the "Three Sisters", a rock formation on one of the mountains. Not a place to be scared of heights but the scenery was great. On our way back we toured the Olympic Site (2000) and drove down to the dock at Parramatta and took a boat back to Sydney, going under the Sydney bridge and passing the Opera House on the way. After a short rest, we are out for dinner and the internet.