After leaving Sydney’s CBD, we took a short detour to the Featherdale Wildlife Park. It’s a privately funded and operated park with dozens of animal species, many of which you can pet and feed like a petting zoo. Here are some highlights:
We had three days to explore around Sydney. In addition to a touristy bus tour, we also ate some amazing food and stayed at the swanky Park Hyatt Sydney hotel.
After a four-hour drive down the coast, we made our way to the city of Port Macquarie. It’s a pleasant beach town with a lively waterfront. They also have a koala hospital, which was our first up-close experience with the gentle animals.
Earlier today we packed up and headed out of the Gold Coast. Our plan is to be in Sydney by Monday, so we’re splitting the drive into a couple day trips. We started with an hour drive inland to visit the Springbrook National Park rainforest and take a hike to the park’s natural bridge.