Sunday, June 08, 2008

Featherdale Wildlife Park

On 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.

Image hosting by Imageshack.us Excited! En. Arip explaining to me about the trip... Huhuhu sempat tu snap2 pic dlm lif LOL


Image hosting by Imageshack.us The tour bus. Oowh at 7.50, the sun was already perky!

Image hosting by Imageshack.us Scenery from the bus... An old housing area... This was somewhere after the Sydney Olympic Park..

Image hosting by Imageshack.us Almost reaching the wildlife park...

Image hosting by Imageshack.us A pleasant welcome, by a 6-month old joey at the entrance. At first glance, En. Arip thought it was a puppy... huhuhu.

Image hosting by Imageshack.us Owhh... She's so adorably cute!

Image hosting by Imageshack.us 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...

Image hosting by Imageshack.us The wooden archboard too! O.k... Lets begins the visit!

Image hosting by Imageshack.us 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 .;)

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I too tried to coax this one to pose for me...

Image hosting by Imageshack.us Yeah, finally!

Image hosting by Imageshack.us Yes, he was too young to understand the sign board! huhu

Image hosting by Imageshack.us They took shelter from this brave boy!

Image hosting by Imageshack.us The next section was the enclosure for adult kangaroos. Being otais, they were more friendly, and rather passive too!

Image hosting by Imageshack.us They even have a yellow kangaroo, too! hahahaa

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Image hosting by Imageshack.us Beware of this horny female kangaroo!!!

Image hosting by Imageshack.us She was really excited to kiss me, so I kissed her! huhuhu
En Arip just missed the kiss by a split moment!

Image hosting by Imageshack.us 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

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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...

Image hosting by Imageshack.us Koookaburra sits in the old gum tree~~~~lalalal,lalla~~

Image hosting by Imageshack.us The kookaburras were everwhere!!! Even on the bench...huhu kantoi cara pegang camera sgt amatur :P

Image hosting by Imageshack.us Shot of the kookaburra above... Isn't he cute?

Image hosting by Imageshack.us Careful! There's even kookaburras on the ground.

Image hosting by Imageshack.us This owl was so cute!

Image hosting by Imageshack.us Koala.. They were many of them here, in almost every corner...

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Image hosting by Imageshack.us 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!

Image hosting by Imageshack.us 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!

Image hosting by Imageshack.us The penguins.

Image hosting by Imageshack.us Luv the penguins here, compared to those at Seaworld, seen here below.

Image hosting by Imageshack.us The penguins at Seaworld looked unhealthy, and the pad looked hard and cold.

Image hosting by Imageshack.us Wombat. I was rushing, so I didn't stop to snap it properly.

Image hosting by Imageshack.us Tazmanian Devil... owh... I had only another five minutes before the bus moved on toward Blue Mountains!

Image hosting by Imageshack.us 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.

Image hosting by Imageshack.us 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...

19 Comments:

At 7:29 AM, Blogger Malim said...

nice pics.. that lizard called blue tongue lizard

 
At 8:48 AM, Blogger wahdi said...

Hi Malim! thnx! ha baru i ingat nama dia, haiyo keras ye kulit dia, dah macam kura2 hehe

 
At 9:55 AM, Blogger ezrazlin said...

wow! i miss this part lah while there..

 
At 2:11 PM, Blogger wahdi said...

Ezra- Ala bro, next time gilah ngan Muffin ;)

 
At 7:16 PM, Blogger artisticklytouch said...

uuu...planning for blue mountain gak with river cruise pebenda ntah...tapi no lunch and all those stops ar...

 
At 4:13 AM, Blogger thepretender said...

featherdale mmg lg best drpd taronga zoo!! hehe

 
At 9:27 AM, Blogger KaSiH said...

tazmanian devil tu spesis apa farhad..x takut eh...oh i tau nape kangaroo tu exited nk kiss u..sbb bau u pun dh sama mcm kangaroo jantan *ahaha matila..

 
At 4:04 PM, Blogger wahdi said...

thepretender- Hahaha yesssss!!!

 
At 4:05 PM, Blogger wahdi said...

Kasih - I pun tak tahu spesis apa, tapi garang sikit pastu rupanya mcm kaki pendek tu sikit huhuhu
Ya Allah, apalah dosa den disamakan ngan Kangaroo Jantan!
*tadah tangan

 
At 4:34 PM, Blogger wahdi said...

Hi Art! terlepas pandang ur comment! huhuhuh

oh ye ke? berapa tu package uols ambik?

 
At 5:05 PM, Blogger artisticklytouch said...

satu je pakejnya nape?





ha ha





AUD75 ok ke? on paper nampak macam menarik ada river cruise segala bagai...hopefully jangan indah khabar dari rupa ar, meks ludah ozzie tuh nanti and hopefully takde ar late comers...keji tau..

motip terlepas pandang komen weols...

 
At 6:09 PM, Blogger StArRy-EyEd said...

Wahdi kangaroo friendly ek.. Mcm dia tak kesah je korang pegang n bergambar.. best nyeee..

 
At 2:56 AM, Blogger ezrazlin said...

ades beb! u read my mind betul ler wahahahahaaha! am waiting nih..where are u? cepat update ekeke!

 
At 9:45 AM, Blogger zackzara said...

WAHDI !!!

Saya suka pics anda ini..semua! Semua cute2 belaka ye, the animals I mean :) ..to the extent that I rasa macam nak get out from this laptop screen and touch em..waaa..matila tade org nak naik flight lagi ..hahaha...

 
At 11:27 AM, Blogger wahdi said...

Hi Art, comment uol tak pop-up gethu!*matilah
Huhu tak termasuk lunch etc kah? takpe tu dah kira menarik tu ;)

 
At 11:28 AM, Blogger wahdi said...

Hi Zakiah,
sgt friendly! geram rasa nak bela seko je kat umah hehehe

 
At 11:32 AM, Blogger wahdi said...

Alo Ezra, only man can read man's mind!!! hehehe

den busy lately nanti den update! ;)

 
At 11:33 AM, Blogger wahdi said...

Alo Zara~~
Hahaha yess sgt comel! rasa nak bawak balik animals tu semua, nak bela hehehe

 
At 11:02 PM, Blogger Bernard said...

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