For my last full day in Sydney, I took the day-long Blue Mountain tour. I originally planned to do this on Monday, but because of the rain, I put it off.
The tour bus picked my up at the Marriott near the loft at an un-godly 7:20AM. The driver and tour guide, Michael, was full of information and wit. He really made it enjoyable and made a couple of detours off the itinerary so we could get the best views of the mountains. Why called Blue Mountains? The mist of the eucalyptus trees gives the area a blue tint in the sunlight. Even though it was kinda overcast, you could still see the bluish tint.
The first stop, however, was at Featherdale Wildlife Park, a zoo with indigenous birds, animals, and reptiles. I would finally get to see kangaroos and koalas up close.