Tuesday 8th March 2016 – Sydney

March 08, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Sydney sightseeing tour leaving at 8. Went on a short drive around Sydney with a couple of photo stops for views of the bridge and the opera house, a prestigious private girls school that looks like Hogwarts, and lots of other sights I have forgotten.

I do remember one street that is 3km where 1/3 is the business area – “making money” – 1/3 is retail – “spending money” – and the rest is cinemas, restaurants – “enjoying money”!

Then onto Bondi Beach where we paddled and got quite wet as some of the waves were deceptive. Bondi means Crashing Water in the aboriginal language. Back to Central Quay for the 12:30 harbour cruise and lunch on board.

Free time until 8am tomorrow, so we went to the Sydney Opera House and took the tour and had a drink at the bar, a must for all tourists.

5:35 ferry from Circular Quay to Pyrmont Bay – 5 stops along the route and the nearest stop to our hotel. The ferry took about 35 minutes and we stayed on the open deck and watched the gorgeous Sydney waterfront and harbour.

Decided to have supper in the hotel restaurant as it has been quite a tiring day. Another great meal, this time with Asian flavours; we have certainly eaten well here.

Last day in Australia tomorrow and our final trip starting at 8 again.


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