The Blue Mountains

Submitted by Emma Morandi on the 2024 Winter HOSP program in Australia

We took a trip to the Blue Mountains to see Australian animals and some beautiful views. We first stopped at the Featherdale Wildlife Park and I was stunned by the amount of animals I didn’t know. I loved getting to pet all the animals, especially the kangaroos. All the animals were very friendly and came right up to us. We got back on the bus and hiked the Blue Mountains. The views were beyond incredible and I learned so much about the indigenous people of Australia. We learned what plants were used for medicinal purposes and how rocks made paint for the tribes. It was breathtaking and I loved getting to see the waterfalls. The water was so fresh and felt amazing in the Australian heat. (Submitted on January 21, 2024)