Thursday, February 09, 2017

Blue Mountains -February 9, 2017

Our last day in Australia was an optional tour to the Blue Mountains to the west of Sydney.  We left at 7:30am in a small tour bus as there were 21 of us on this tour.  We stopped in a little town,Leura, for hot beverages and toast or brownies.  Moving on we came to the Blue mountains so called because of the blue coloring due to the oil in the eucalyptus trees.

We took a cable tram across the deep valley.

 Then we took an inclined railroad down the side of the mountain.

 And finally we took another cable car back up the mountain.

For lunch we stopped at the Conservation Hut for a nice lunch.
Afterward, we traveled to Featherdale Wild Life park where we finally saw some kangaroos and wallabies among many other animals native to Australia.

It was a beautiful day up until afternoon when the temperature seemed to really soar along with humidity.
We had a dinner with the entire group this evening as a farewell meal at Buck's restaurant in Darling Harbor.  Dave Overton, tour director, gave us each a copy of the group picture that had been taken yesterday.  Tomorrow we will be going to New Zealand.