28.01.2009 - 28.01.2009
Wednesday 28th January
Today Tom and I headed for the Blue Mountains.. We had heard they were pretty spectacular so we had high expectations!! Picked up early on the tour as we had so much to fit into one day..
First stop was the Sydney Olympic Park 2000 Games.. We drove through the park which was so big with different arenas dotted around and stopped outside the main stadium for some cheesy photo opportunities of which Tom and I made full advantage of (check out the handstand photo!)..
After there we headed to a wildlife park where, FINALLY, I got to touch a Koala!! I was very excited about this, they feel just like a teddy bear :o) They are soooo cute and cuddly.. Next step is to hold one somewhere.. We also got to feed the Wallibies and Kangeroos which were very greedy and knicked the cone from my hand a couple times..
Onto the blue mountains and 'Echo Point'.. This was the main look out to The Three Sisters (three big rocks basically!).. The story behind it goes that a witch doctor turned his 3 girls into stone when a snake was going to attack them but lost his wand before he could return them back to human!! They are still waiting apparently!!
The view was amazing though.. They name the mountains well, they really are BLUE!! hehe..
We had lunch in a local village and then rode the steepest railway in the world!! It was more like a theme park ride it was so steep.. A short walk through the Eucalyptous trees at the bottom and then a sky cable took us back to the top..
We had a couple more stops to different look outs before heading to Paramatta to catch our cruise back to Sydney.. The cruise was nice but very windy.. We went under the Harbour Bridge before getting into Circular Quay..
That evening I headed to Aunty Susies again to where I am currently enjoying myself loads :o)
I am planning my next adventures to take me along the south coast towards melbourne and adelaide..