Featherdale Wildlife Park and Scenic World

Ok… yes… my parents left a few weeks ago and I’m still posting about all of the cool stuff we did.

But in my defense, we did a LOT of cool stuff!

It was so much fun to spend the day together checking out Featherdale Wildlife Park and Scenic World in the Blue Mountains.

Once we found out we were going to be heading to Sydney, Featherdale was one of the first places we put on our list of “MUST-DOs.”

We’d been to The Tarongo Zoo. And it was great. Don’t get me wrong.
But were we able to hand feed wallabies and kangaroos?
Were we able to get up close to the koalas and touch their tushies?
Hold and kiss and Skink?
Did we see a Tasmanian Devil?
A Wombat?
An Echidna?

No… no… no… no… no… no and no.

But Featherdale… it’s what they do! Especially the koala butt thing… who knew kolas were into that?

And apparently we liked it too.

We arrived at Featherdale not long after it opened at 9:30am and stayed until about noon. We had planned to stay until 1, but we felt like we really got to see everything. After driving to The Blue Mountains (and stopping to buy the fixins for sandwiches because I stupidly left the ones we took the time to make the night before in the fridge), we spent the second half of the day at Scenic World and wrapped up by closing time at 5.

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The Moo got to feed the wallabies and kangaroos out of ice cream cones! What could be cuter?!?!

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Per their request… there goes The Moo… “Looking for some Tush.”

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Who are you looking at?

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Little Moo: The Skink Handler

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You guys… they’re holding hands!

If the ‘roo dropped some of his food, she’d calmly pet him and say, “It’s ok, buddy.”

Heart=Melted!

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It’s a Wombat, Man!

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Fortunately, the dingo did not eat our baby.

Unfortunately, we did make that reference multiple times (with terrible accents.)

Australia… we are sorry.

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Looks like a cute little devil, right? We saw one of the handlers go in to feed him and have to kick him away and use that rake to prevent him from eating all of her toes.

Adorable.

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After a few snuggles at the petting zoo we were off to Scenic World in The Blue Mountains.

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We had a railway, cableway, and walkway in our future.

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We started with the steepest passenger railway in the world.

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These are the three sisters at Echo Point, Katoomba.

According to Aboriginal legend, there were three sisters from one tribe in love with three brothers from another tribe, but were forbade marry. The families started a war and, as a way to protect the sisters from harm, a witch doctor turned the sisters to stone. The witch doctor had planned to turn the sisters back… but… oopsies, he didn’t make it through the war.

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Cool stuff, right? I didn’t lie.

More to come.

Jessica

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