It’s Blue Mountains day today! 😀
We had registered for a day-tour package with Australian Pacific Touring and so had to meet at the coach bay at The Star – we took quite a while to figure our way there, but thankfully D’s military instinct told him we should leave Abi’s place a little earlier to make our way there 😉
The view from Blue Mountains was spectacularly breath-taking!
Meet ‘The Three Sisters‘:
“The Three Sisters is the Blue Mountains’ most spectacular landmark. Located at Echo Point Katoomba, around 2.5 kilometres from the Great Western Highway, this iconic visitor attraction is experienced by millions of people each year. The Three Sisters is essentially an unusual rock formation representing three sisters who according to Aboriginal legend were turned to stone…”
A photo of us with ‘The Three Sisters‘ in the background.
We came by a ‘waterfall’ and settled there to enjoy some peace and quiet.
A Canadian couple came by and said something along the line of, “What? The Australians call this a waterfall? This is really pathetic when you live beside the Niagara Falls!”
Kind of funny an exclamation… 😛
Abi gave us tuna and chips for snacks…
And so we snacked – D handled the chips while J the tuna 🙂
We proceeded with our walk after our snack and found a bigger waterfall:
Still pales in comparison to the Niagara Falls though…
That’s the Railway!
When all on the tour were done with their Scenic World Tour, we left Blue Mountains for lunch at the nearby suburb.
We did not opt for lunch with Australian Pacific Touring, so we could roam the suburb and choose our own 🙂
D’s lunch of chicken schnitzel and banana milkshake as well as J’s lunch of ham & cheese croissant and soy cafe latte.
Our tour package also included an afternoon at the Featherdale Wildlife Park where we could get close to the animals; definitely reminded us of our time at Cleland Wildlife Park when we were in Adelaide last year.
This is a much nicer shot with a Koala:
At least the Koala was “looking” 😛
The shot last year:
Still a good experience feeding the kangas:
And patting them:
A visitor threw the cone at the kanga:
Not sure how but Picasa made a gif of the photos 🙂
The owl’s feeding on the chicken:
Featherdale Wildlife Park
217-229 Kildare Road
Tel: +61 (02) 9622 1644
Hours of Business: Open 7 days a week – 9am to 5pm
Note: Closed on Christmas Day
It was soon time to leave – the coach bus dropped us off in the city and we headed to meet Abi, John and Bing Yi for dinner at Dragonboat Restaurant:
Spot the error!
It was a pretty sumptuous meal of Chinese food…
We’re deprived of such quality in Brisbane 😛
Level 2, Shops 445 – 451
Harbourside Shopping Centre
Tel: +61 (02) 9282 9922
Hours of Business: Mondays to Fridays – Lunch 11am to 3pm; Dinner 530pm to 11pm
Saturdays and Sundays – 1130am to 11pm
And of course, a magnet of ‘The Three Sisters‘ for souvenir 😀