Friday, April 18, 2014

an adventure Down Under (part 3)

Friday we had booked a tour of the nearby Blue Mountains. We started off with a visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park where we able to pet koalas and kangaroos and see birds, crocodiles, wallabies, wombats and more. Then we drove to Scenic World, a former coal mine turned nature park. The coal cart tracks have been turned into the world’s steepest scenic railway taking you from the top of the mountain into the valley below. They also have a tram and cable car that fly above the mountain tops providing amazing views. Jenny and I decided to do a little hiking down to Katoomba Falls and a lookout over the Three Sisters (a rock formation with a mythological story to go with it.) We took the railway back up to the top for lunch just as the clouds rolled in blanketing the mountains in a thick mist and bringing the rain with it.

That evening we met one of Jenny’s friends in town for dinner, waited in a mad long line for some delicious gelato, and practically tripped over Gerard Butler on the sidewalk. True story! It was a great way to finish up our visit in Australia’s largest city.

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