Featherdale wildlife park and Blue mountains

When we were in Sydney we didn´t just stay in the city center. One day we booked a tour to the Blue Mountains. Something you really should do, it was stunning.

First part of the tour we went to Featherdale wildlife park. At the entrance a man met us holding the cutest little Wallaby. Then you got a couple of hours to just run around in the park looking at all the amazing Australian animals. We also got to pet a Koala, hold a snake and feed the kangaroo and wallabies! Fun for the whole family.

After some animal love we drove on. We stopped over a couple of times. Once to eat at a nice golf club with a good selection of food. Another time we stopped so the driver and guide cud show us how to trow a boomerang correctly. Very funny.

But the big part of the trip was when we arrived at the Blue Mountains. The Blue Mountains is a very big rainforest, it is called Blue Mountains because of the steam the eucalyptus trees makes, the steam make the rainforest look blue. Another part of of the Blue Mountains worth having a look at is the Three sisters. You can see them from far away or if you want to you can also climb them. The three sisters is three rock formations made of sandstone. It is a lot of legends and stories around those three stones. Our driver told us one:

The commonly told legend of the Three Sisters is that three sisters (Meehni’, ‘Wimlah’ and Gunnedoo’) lived in the Jamison Valley as members of the Katoomba tribe)they fell in love with three men from a neighbouring tribe (the Nepean tribe), but marriage was forbidden by tribal law.The brothers were not happy to accept this law and so decided to use force to capture the three sisters causing a major tribal battle. Battle ensued, and the sisters were turned to stone by an elder to protect them, but he was killed in the fighting and no one else could turn them back.

After looking at the Blue mountains and the Three Sisters from the view point we were taken to Scenic world. A kind of a fun park to get the chance to look closer at the rainforest. Here we too the steepest railway I have ever seen and a cable car with a beautiful view. It was also really cool to have a look at the rainforest from inside it. It has a lot of similarities if the Norwegian primeval forest.

Then we were taken to the river for our last part of the trip. We said goodbye to out awesome Australian driver and guide and jumped on a boat that took us down the river and in to the Rock. Harbour bridge and the Sydney Opera looked great at night.

Have a look at the video for some visuals from the trip.


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