SYDNEY

After a slight mishap with going an hour the wrong way and ending up at the wrong airport, we eventually succeeded in getting onto the right plane for a quick flight over to Sydney! We were ready to explore a bit more of Australia and its lovely summer weather.

WHAT WE DID

Sydney Opera House

The classic iconic feature of Sydney. Make sure you get up close and personal to see the details of this great architecture, but head further back onto the harbor bridge for those famous shots of the whole building. Watch out as every night on the opera house steps they do a short 10 min light show projected onto one of the walls.

Circular Quay, the Rocks & the Harbour Bridge

A beautiful area full of vibrant bars, restaurants and pubs. A lovely mix of old harbour buildings and new modern designs. Head into the back streets to find access to walk over the harbour bridge.


Sydney Sealife Aquarium

Busy with families but who doesn’t like an aquarium if you’ve got a free afternoon and it's pouring rain!?

Sydney Wildlife Park

Main attraction were the koalas and the kangaroo pen where you could walk through with the kangaroos!


Sydney Tower Eye

Amazing panoramic views over the whole city. Make sure to go on a clear sunny day as I’m sure the clouds could ruin the beautiful view slightly (and its air conditioned…!)

Bondi Beach

The sun bathers and surfers paradise – a must do in Syndey!


Botanical Gardens & Art Gallery

A beautiful uncrowded place to relaxed and explore. The botanical gardens have many different feature areas to explore and it’s right on the doorstep of the art gallery which is free to go into. 


WHAT WE LIKED MOST

Harbour Area

Great to explore at any time of the day. The main harbour square is full of pubs, restaurants and places to relax. Head a little further and you’ll find great back streets with pubs, markets and sneak peaks of the opera house. Head over the harbour bridge to stretch your legs and look back over the city from either Luna Park or the waterfront parks. A safe, comfortable place we spent a lot of our time!

Bondi Beach

From Kings cross station it was a quick train and bus costing no more than $5 Australian Dollars each to end up at Bondi Beach. Plenty of space to relax on the beach for everyone with lots of shops and cafes set back on the street. If you’re looking for a place to relax and enjoy the sun this is it!

WHAT WE DIDN'T LIKE

how unlucky we are with the weather!

We have noticed along this trip we aren’t the luckiest with the weather! Our time in Sydney had a lot of thunder storms with huge rainfall which meant we had to change plans to suit slightly. Also, the second we left they are now experiencing a heatwave! Not fair!

Tips & Tricks

Great public transport system

I know we say this quite a lot but Sydney’s trains are great! Modern, clean, double decker trains which connect to all parts of the city. Simply use your contactless credit card or buy an Opal card. They even connect to both international and domestic airports saving us a hell of a lot of money on taxis!

Tourist attraction passes

Online you can purchase a deal for up to 4 of the famous attractions here in Sydney. We chose to buy the pass for 3 of the attractions (wildlife park, sealife centre and the eye tower). It was only around $60 Australian Dollars each which is a bargain for 3 attractions! Definitely worth doing to see some of the local animals and get the beautiful panoramic views of the city from the eye tower.