Trip Start Mar 16, 2005
37Trip End Oct 31, 2005
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Our first stop was the Sydney Olympic Showground, home of the 2000 Olympics and where Jonny Wilkinson kicked THAT goal, unfortunately you don't get to go inside though. we also went to see the torch which is now a fountain but typically the waterfall was broke.
next stop was featherdale wildlife park, a small park with a few animals, all of which are Australian. we managed to stroke the koalas and even feed the kangaroos. we seen an albino kangaroo and peacock, who were as ugly as each other. we also had a ticket for a complimentary coffee.
next we had a 1 hour drive up to katoomba, the drive was gorgeous, all along side cliff tops with scenic views. we were given the choice to go into the town for lunch or go to the RSL club for a hot lunch. if we went to town we wouldn't of had time to sit down for lunch so we went to the club instead and had typical fish and chips!
after lunch we headed to echo point which is where the 3 sisters are. the 3 sisters are another aboriginal landmark. the story is that there was a dad who had 3 daughters, the dad went hunting and the daughters were about to get into trouble from a bunion (some sort of large animal). the dad turned the girls into 3 rocks to keep them safe until the bunion returned. however, the bunion chased the father and in order for him to get away he had to turn himself into a small bird and in the process he lost his magic bone, and therefore couldn't turn his daughters back.
the views were phenomenal, but a lot like kings canyon at uluru so it wasn't really something new for us.
we then got back onto the coach and were drove round to the cable car where we took a trip down the mountains, travelling over Jamieson Valley and Wentworth Falls, unfortunately the falls were dry due to the drought in recent months. when we got off the cable car we took a 20 minute walk through the rainforest with a few photo stops along the way.
after the walk we took a ride on the worlds steepest railway. The train travels backwards so you have an almost vertical view over the mountains, Lucy kept her eyes closed the whole way and kept saying she was going to be sick from fright!!!
we then stopped off at a place which has a large rock which looked like the shape of a dogs head, some said it looked like a boar and some said it looked like a dragon.
we then drove into a little village called Leura and went to a massive candy store which had every sort of sweets in there you could imagine, it was like heaven for me and dean, we stocked up on English chocolate and sweeties.
finally we were dropped off at the show ground harbour to get a boat along the river into Sydney harbour just as sun was setting.
that night we got ready to go out to an indie night a the kings cross hotel, when the bouncer stopped us at the door it was obvious he didn't want to let us in and was going to find something to stop us from getting in. after checking all of our i.d (very rudely) he looked each one of us up and down to check what we were wearing, he picked fault with fishers shoes, even though they were filled in at the front, just slip on. he said it was against dress code - WHATEVER. we said dean and Craig should still go in as they had been looking forward to it for ages so we just went home.
Craig and dean didn't get back till 4 and when us girls woke at 10 the sun was blazing outside so we decided to make the most out of it and head to coogee beach. again, it was a lot like manly and so much nicer than bondi.