Sydney, we have arrived! I’m not sure about anyone else, but whenever I think about Australia the Opera house always springs to mind. So, to actually see it face to face was pretty surreal.
When we first arrived in this big city we decided to walk across the Harbour bridge, purely because it seems like the done thing. Now I don’t mean to be rude, but the harbour bridge is actually pretty ugly! Plus it was gale force winds when we were up there… So I must shamefully admit that we turned around halfway and came back. On the plus side, we did manage to snap some pictures whilst we were up there!
Somewhat defeated, we meandered through the city and made our way to the Circular Quay. The Circular Key is one of the main hubs in Sydney; there are numerous Water Taxi’s passing through, countless quayside restaurants and bars, and of course it’s home to the famous Opera House.
We enjoyed a late lunch at one of the restaurants, but it was the views that we enjoyed the most. Thanks to our al fresco dining experience we were able to see Sydney life in action; tourists, workers, and mostly ladies who lunch.
After lunch and a good old fashioned people watching session, we walked over to the Opera House and took some classic touristy shots. It really is as impressive as people say and it would be amazing to see a concert there one day.
The best part is the wonderful bar underneath (almost underneath). Here, you can sit right by the water with your drinks and take in one of the best views in the city. Which we did, many times. Even better – it isn’t extortionately overpriced despite being situated next to such a famous landmark. Take note London!
Unfortunately, we weren’t actually staying in Sydney, so we left many rocks unturned as we nipped in and out of the City. Other than pootling around the Circular Key and a little window shopping, we only managed to make time for a water taxi trip over to Luna Park (you have to take the water taxi at least once!); a flying visit over to Darling Harbour (another selection of waterside restaurants and bars); and of course a gorgeous sunny day exploring Bondi Beach.
There is still so much for us to see in Sydney – we will definitely be back!
If you have any suggestions for our next trip to Sydney, please do let me know in the comments section!