Girl on Fort Denison, Sydney

Our Last Day in Sydney

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.

Woolloomooloo, Sydney

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.

Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House

Standing in front of Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge

Girl in front of Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge

Pair stood in front of Sydney Opera House

Family stood in front of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge

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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.

A rhino made of bottle caps promoting Taronga Zoo, Syndey

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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.

View from Sydney Tower Eye

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, Sydney

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.

Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House

Views across to Sydney from Fort Denison

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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.

At the restaurant on Fort Denison, Sydney

There aren’t many restaurants you can eat in with such impeccable views.

Pot of tea on Fort Denison, Sydney

Chinese teapot on Fort Denison, Sydney

Drinking on Fort Denison, Sydney

Girl on Fort Denison, Sydney

Views from Fort Denison, Sydney

Unfortunately for us, that was a wrap on our wonderful visit to Sydney. We collected our suitcases from the apartment ready for the airport.

With one last pitstop, we went for some food and coffee at Opera Bar, next to Sydney Opera House.

Food at Sydney Opera House

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We took a final glimpse and saw one last Sydney sunset.

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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!


 

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