On our second day in Sydney, we took a trip into the Blue Mountains, which lie 37 miles to the West. The Blue Mountains are a UNESCO World Heritage site and got its name from the blue haze that hangs over them. On our way to the mountains we stopped at the Featherdale Wildlife Park to see some of Australia’s indigenous animals. We continued on to Katoomba where we had lunch in the Mountain Heritage Hotel, which had spectacular views of the mountains.
After lunch we went into the park where we stopped at Echo Point to see a rock formation called the Three Sisters. This formation was sacred ground to the Aboriginal people of the area. We ended our tour with a show at the Koomurri Aboriginal Center.
The thumbnail pictures below represent this stop on our trip. Click on any of them to see actual picture.