Friday, March 23, 2018

Day 2 at Sydney : Featherdale Wildlife Park, Blue Mountains and Pitt street

After spending a fulfilling day sightseeing around Sydney, the next day we headed a little towards the outskirts of the city to this wild life park called Featherdale Wildlife Park. The park has a number of animals and birds indigenous to Australia especially Koala bears and Paddymelons. I was very hopeful to see Kangaroos in the park however i was disapointed to know that the park does not have any.

After a one hour ride from the Sydney central business district, we arrived at the park. After collecting the entry tickets, we went around observing and feeding the animals.

At the Featherdale park with a smaller version of a Kangaroo : Paddymelon 
My wishlist for Australia included cuddling a Koala and it partially came true on visiting the park. I was allowed to feel the soft fur of a Koala called Monty and get a photograph clicked with it.

Some interesting facts about Koala bears are that they are indigenous to Australia,  they remain awake during the night and sleep in day time. They love eating eucalyptus leaves. Also, they have very weak hearts, so one has to be very careful around them.

With a Koala named Monty

After a satisfying morning spent in Featherdale Wildlife Park,  we headed a little more farther from the city to range of mountains called the Blue Mountains.
The mountains are called Blue Mountains as blue mist envelopes this area and if these mountains are viewed from far they give a blue hue.

On driving up into the mountains, it started to pour and it became foggy and misty giving a real hills action eel to the area.

Resort in blue mountains

At a resort in blue mountains

After spending a few hours in the mountains exploring quaint lanes of the quiet hilly town, we headed back to Sydney city.

On arriving back, we decided to explore the plush market Street of Sydney called the Pitts Street. 
The street is replete with big brands and offers a great shopping experience to every shopping junkie.

I especially indulged in silver shopping from the famous Pandora store, getting myself a beautiful bracket with a Sydney Opera house pendant and friendship charms. 

After an exhausting day of beautiful experiences , it was time to relax and enjoy a fun evening.

With that intent, we headed to towards Sydney Opera house. On reaching the area, we chose a nice riverside restaurant to sip a little wine and enjoy the evening view of the harbour.

Sydney Opera house: Harbour Bridge in the backdrop 

Music from a concert which was ongoing in the Sydney Opera house engulfed the evening around the harbour and the whole place was buzzing with life. It was indeed the perfect end to yet another day weLloyd spent in Australia. 

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