Blue Mountains

I posted a quick recap of our wedding exactly 4 weeks after the fact, so I’m going to continue that with our trip to Australia. The posts are listed chronologically on our Honeymoon page, so please start there. This post covers Sunday, October 9.

Early Sunday morning, we set off with Oz Trails on a tour of the Blue Mountains. The views were breathtaking and Wendy saw her first kangaroos, checking off another item from her to-do list.

Scenic World certainly lived up to its name. The boardwalk through the rainforest at the bottom of the funicular was great.

We stopped in Leura for lunch and wandered around the outdoor market happening that day. There was a Christmas store on one of the streets, so Wendy stopped to look for a golden kangaroo ornament. She didn’t find one, but she did find an irresistible sparkly white poodle with a crown.

Jamison Lookout provided even more stunning views, complete with waterfall. Our guide Steve kept us entertained with stories about the local vegetation and history.

We stopped by Sydney Olympic Park on the way back. They have a series of pillars engraved with volunteer names. We found some familiar sounding names, though we haven’t confirmed any direct links. Then our tour ended with a relaxing cruise along the Parramatta River back to Circular Quay.