Sunday, November 1, 2009

Day 43 Sydney, Australia

I left the ship around 7:15 this morning to take an independent tour to the Blue Mountains along with some other sights and venues. Here is an outline of the day’s activities:
Visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park, simply the best wildlife park in Sydney. Don't miss it ! Hand feed Kangaroos, pat Koalas and see over 2000 Australian animals including Crocodiles, Tasmanian Devils, Wombats, Fairy Penguins, Dingoes and Snakes.
Stop at the Sydney 2000 Olympic site where you can take photos and see Stadium Australia, The Superdome, The Aquatic Centre, The Olympic Village and more.
National Park walk to view spectacular water falls
The Three Sisters at Echo Point - hear the Aboriginal story of this world famous rock formation
Walk through temperate rainforests
Visit the Scenic Skyway, Scenic sender and the Steepest Railway in the world. See the mountain villages of Katoomba and Leura (the heart of the mountains). Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you view the huge valleys of Australia's " Grand Canyon " - the Megalong and Jamieson Valleys
Travel on the spectacular scenic cliff top drive
Get off the beaten track - visit Sublime Point for the best lookout in the Blue Mountains .
Cross the picturesque Nepean River
Finish your enjoyable day by taking a river cruise (included) from Homebush Bay down the Parramatta River and into Sydney Harbor. See the waterfront properties and enjoy the unique views as you go under the Sydney Harbor Bridge and cruise into Sydney Harbour. See the Sydney Opera House close up before arriving at Circular Quay.
The trip was fabulous! Our guide, Steve, was just tremendous… what a great sense of humor. He had a lot of knowledge and his delivery was excellent. The highlights for me were the Featherdale Wildlife Park, our first stop and the Blue Mountains…. The RiverCat back to Circular Quay was a very nice ending to a great day. Tomorrow I may try Bondi Beach…..


whitey said...

My old stopming grounds Jeff. Lived on Rathgate on north side of beach many moons ago. Area is really built up now. Like coogee as well. Enjoy and a pie & sauce is a must.

Mary said...

I've told you in a while - thank you so much for doing this blog. Your commentary and pictures are wonderful.