I can’t believe it! Our trip to Australia had finally come to an end. Despite feeling like 5 minutes ago we were cruising down the Great Ocean Road and climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge, it was our last day in Sydney. So we were determined to make it a bloody good one!
We sauntered through Woolloomoo for the last time, gazing enviously at Russell Crowe’s apartment on the Wharf.
Before turning the corner and reaching the view that never failed to amaze me during our stay in Sydney. Naturally, we stopped for a few snaps in front of that priceless view.
During our stay in Sydney, we’d been searching throughout the city for the themed rhinos spread across it in promotion of Taronga Zoo, each with a different famous designer. This was my favourite, all made of bottle caps.
We then headed for a trip up the Sydney Tower Eye. Also known as the Westfield Tower, it’s the tallest building in the Sydney CBD, and as it was visible from our apartment, we thought it would offer great views across the city.
So the views were good, but unfortunately we couldn’t see some of Sydney’s most famous landscapes which was a little disappointing, and it was also quite expensive for what it was.
The other part of the experience was a 4D cinema. This, however, was simply a promotional video for other Sydney attractions with a few water splashes dropped into the mix. Make of it what you will! Only go if you’re expecting a full tourist experience.
Our next stop was a little more exciting and less of the well trodden tourist path. We were off to Fort Denison.
Fort Denison is accessible by Captain Cook Cruises or by private water taxi. It’s a historical little island that was once used as a fort, and the home to several Sydney families.
It also offers some divine views across to the city.
Get there just before 1pm to witness the canon go off. It’s surprisingly scary!
It’s also the home to a pretty awesome yet hidden gem of a restaurant.
There aren’t many restaurants you can eat in with such impeccable views.
Unfortunately for us, that was a wrap on our wonderful visit to Sydney. We collected our suitcases from the apartment ready for the airport.
We took a final glimpse and saw one last Sydney sunset.
Well Sydney, it’s been an absolute pleasure! A true delight, and I can’t wait to come back to see you again soon. But for now, a 23 hour plane journey home is calling out for me!