We reluctantly left Melbourne early in the morning for the airport, but were soon excited to discover what Sydney had to offer. We boarded our flight, and in just over an hour, touched down in Sydney!
Most apparent was the hot sun! The weather in Melbourne is famously temperamental, with locals saying you often experience four seasons in one day. But not in Sydney!
We were staying in an apartment in Woolloomooloo, a trendy suburb famously known as hosting one of Russell Crowe’s residencies.
Although the Wharf area was lovely, and hosted several high class restaurants, some other parts of Woolloomooloo are a little more run down, and home to a fair amount of homeless people and sex workers. It was, however, a great base for gaining quick access to central Sydney.
One of our first stops was the viewpoint known as Mrs Macquarie’s Chair – a former NSW governor’s wife – and it really was an incredible first view of the famous Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.
After being so excited about seeing these icons, it really was amazing to see them at last! What do you think of the view?
We soon moved on and walked round to Darling Harbour, an area primarily aimed at tourists, with lots of bustling restaurants, cafes, and bars. Several of these are chains, so expect to see the Hard Rock Cafe, along with a Madame Tussauds, and the other usual suspects.
We walked around to explore another view of the bridge…
It really is such an impressive piece of engineering, and no pictures can truly do it justice. No matter which angle you see it from, it still looks incredible! It really is the heart of this amazing city, and you can tell Sydney-siders are so proud of their creation.
However much I enjoyed looking at it, I was secretly terrified for the bridge climb which I’d booked myself onto in a few days’ time! More to come on that!
One of the best things you can do here will cost you nothing – thanks to the glorious sunshine which rarely wavers, you can simply sit back and enjoy one of the many awesome views!
We then set off for Circular Quay. This area is where all the huge cruise ships dock, but it’s also the gateway to the Opera House, and offers more fantastic views and some great cafes and bars.
You’ll often be accompanied by the sound of didgeridoos whilst you sit and watch the world go by…
Finally, we ended our long walk with a trip to Harry’s Cafe de Wheels in Woolloomooloo. A favourite with locals, this little kiosk offers great street food at affordable prices, boasting photos of celebs who had also taken a trip for a pie. Make sure you ask for a Tiger! You’ll see why!
It’s been a very long day! Time to sleep, ready for another day full of antics tomorrow. What are your favourite bits about Sydney?