3 Days Sydney Travel Blog

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Took a road trip in Australia in August and my first stop was Sydney. This is part one of the Australia Road Trip series which will be updated regularly on this site.

My flight landed around noon so after settling down in our airbnb, we took a bus over to Bondi Beach. Transportation within Sydney tend to be expensive but our car rental doesn't start till the next day so we decided to use the public transport on the first day. Bondi Beach is probably one of the more popular beach spots in Sydney. There'll be plenty more other beach spots being featured in the Australia Road Trip series. One of the must try in Bondi Beach is the Hurricane Grill. They started out in Bondi Beach and became famous for their other branch in Gold Coast. There's a whole stretch of graffiti walls along the beach which made it an ideal place for some photos. At that point of time, Bondi Beach was preparing for the City2Surf run so part of the beach was covered. It's perfect to take a stroll along the coast as the sun sets, before heading for dinner.

The next morning, we left for the Sydney Fish Market. We hopped on a bus to the city before making our way around by foot. Sydney Fish Market has a wide selection of seafood and it's a feast for both the eyes and the tummies. It can be a little on the pricey side as it tends to lean towards the tourist attraction. Syndey Darling Harbour is yet another attraction to visit in Sydney. There are plenty of shops and restaurants here, and within walking distance from the Fish Market. And of course, the iconic Sydney Opera House. The best view to capture both the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge would be Mrs Macquarie's Chair. If you want to splurge a little, you can always head to Sydney's 360 Bar and Dining. The bar is on the top level of the building which rotates 360 degrees. Imagine drinking while overlooking the Sydney Opera House. Pretty impressive sight.

The next morning, we took our rental car and drove off to Blue Mountains. Blue Mountains is well-known for its scenery. It is accessible by public transport though their bus timings can be a little staggered which means long waiting times for the buses. Our first stop was at Glenbrook, Eureka Campgrounds. I wanted to see some wild kangaroos so badly that we took a detour and drove down to the campgrounds to spot some of these cuties. This mother kangaroo even had a baby in her pouch. We began our drive around Blue Mountains after searching for the kangaroos. Our first stop was Wentworth Falls lookout. We tried having a mini picnic there, only to be ambushed by birds. I have a huge phobia of birds after living in Europe for a period of time. The birds here in Australia are pretty huge too. The next lookout was at Blackheath, the Govetts Leap lookout. And then the Evans lookout where we took a 3 hour walk around the canyon. The Grand Canyon Walk was recommended to be a medium difficulty level hike but I would say it's pretty tedious for someone who does not hike. After awhile, the scenery becomes repetitive. The good thing about the walk was how quiet and at peace it was. There was hardly anyone doing the hike and we only crossed paths with three other couples. Our last and final stop for the night was the famous Three Sisters at Echo Point lookout. By nightfall, it was cold and freezing. If you fancy a unique meal in Australia, give the Kangaroo meat a go. I didn't particularly like it because it was too tough but I would say, give it a try. And if you have time to spare, spend the night in Blue Mountains. It's beautiful when the night falls, especially when the milky way was visible with our naked eyes. We spent the night admiring the milky way and it was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. If you have more time in Sydney, drop by Hunter Valley for some wine tasting and good food.

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  1. hihi omg you saw kangaroos! i like reading your travel blog. please continue posting!

  2. I adore sydney ^_^ , Thank you so much for sharing with us this great post on your beautiful blog .

  3. What a neat place Michelle. Loving that street art too. Excellent pictures and post.

  4. Wow! Your blog is amazing, thank you so much for sharing.


  5. Very nice and interesting blog, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! Keep it up

  6. I really like your blog & pictures, great article & experience, Thank you so much for sharing!!