Featherdale Wildlife ParkOn the first day we reached Sydney, we went to do some shopping, sightseeing in the city and chilling out at the cafes near the Sydney Harbour Bridge till late in the evening... Owhh... It was a Friday nite, and it was so happening!
On way back to our room, we booked 2 tickets for a one-day tour to the Blue Mountains. We made the bookings at the hotel lobby for AUD135 per person, something totally unplanned!!! The tour will bring us to the Featherdale Wildlife Park, inclusive of a boomerang-casting lesson, the Blue Mountains trip and a short visit at several small towns enroute. The package price is inclusive of transportation, lunch, and 3 rides at Blue Mountains. To me, it was soooo worth it!
We only had to wait for the tour bus as early as 7.45 AM at the hotel lobby - it was so convenient! The journey to Blue Mountains from Sydney would only take 1 hour. But since the tour had to make a few stops on the way, the estimated arrival time was set at 1.30PM.
The bus left quite late from the Sydney CBD, because a few tour members from the pickup hotels were still in bed! (Don't forget, the previous night was Friday night, and they were probably out drinking till late!) Damn! An Itallian couple made us wait for them in the bus for abt 45 minutes! And they didn't even offer a word of sorry! Hurmm... they were such an annoying couple!
Anyway, the 1st stop on the tour was the Featherdale Wildlife Park. Only native Austalian animals are put on display in this park.
Excited! En. Arip explaining to me about the trip... Huhuhu sempat tu snap2 pic dlm lif LOL
The tour bus. Oowh at 7.50, the sun was already perky!
Scenery from the bus... An old housing area... This was somewhere after the Sydney Olympic Park..
Almost reaching the wildlife park...
A pleasant welcome, by a 6-month old joey at the entrance. At first glance, En. Arip thought it was a puppy... huhuhu.
Owhh... She's so adorably cute!
At the park entrance. The park was not busy at all, and that gave me the chance to enjoy its natural setting, which I luv so much. Macam nak masuk kebun getah huhu...
The wooden archboard too! O.k... Lets begins the visit!
The first section was the area where hyperactive and fierce young kangaroos are placed. En Arip tried to make friends by offering a eucalyptus leave .;)
I too tried to coax this one to pose for me...
Yes, he was too young to understand the sign board! huhu
They took shelter from this brave boy!
The next section was the enclosure for adult kangaroos. Being otais, they were more friendly, and rather passive too!
They even have a yellow kangaroo, too! hahahaa
Beware of this horny female kangaroo!!!
She was really excited to kiss me, so I kissed her! huhuhu
En Arip just missed the kiss by a split moment!
I tried to put the leave on my mouth between us, but she still wanted to continue kissing me! Cannot dear, u don't smell TOOO NICE :P
O.k enough about kangaroos! We only had 45 minutes to spend at this park, so we moved quickly to the next section - koalas and kookaburras! Yes, kookaburras! I didn't manage to see them during my last visit to Australia. All I remember is, I luv the kooaburra song when I was a boy scout...
Koookaburra sits in the old gum tree~~~~lalalal,lalla~~
The kookaburras were everwhere!!! Even on the bench...huhu kantoi cara pegang camera sgt amatur :P
Shot of the kookaburra above... Isn't he cute?
Careful! There's even kookaburras on the ground.
This owl was so cute!
Koala.. They were many of them here, in almost every corner...
Patting the koala goodbye. Too bad we were in New South Wales, so there will be no pics of me huging a koala. Had done that in Queensland on the last trip. Yeah, only in Queensland are the public allowed to hug a koala. It's prohibited in NSW!
In the next section, we saw penguins, tazmanian devils, woombats and other wild Australian animals - including crocodiles and etc.. We didn't have enough time, so I was fast enough to snap only a few pics and ended up at the souvenir kiosk to get my kookaburra soft toy. The boy in this pic said, he was holding a wild lizard or something... I forgot its name! LOL!
Luv the penguins here, compared to those at Seaworld, seen here below.
The penguins at Seaworld looked unhealthy, and the pad looked hard and cold.
Wombat. I was rushing, so I didn't stop to snap it properly.
Tazmanian Devil... owh... I had only another five minutes before the bus moved on toward Blue Mountains!
Damn! The same Italian couple were late again! So were an Asian couple! We had to wait for them in the bus for about 15 minutes! This iss why I don't like joining guided/escorted tours.
We then continued the journey to Blue Mountains, but before that, we had stopped by two other places for a boomerang-casting lesson and lunch, respectively.
I had only managed to grab this kookaburra and some other souvenirs for myself... Got the 2 free special edition minikoalas as a gift from Featherdale Wildlife Park.
To me, it's better to visit this park instead of the Taroongga Zoo in Sydney. I give Featherdale Wildlife Park 4 out of 5 stars!
O.k people, let's enjoy this clip below about the kookaburra...