Top things to do in Sydney!

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It’s been a while since our trip to Sydney. Actually we did a few big trips in the meantime but first I want to share with you tips on what to do while in this amazing Australian city.

If you are planning a trip here are a few things you should put on your “to do” list!

Bondi to Coogee walk

Bondi Beach

It was a beautiful hot day at the famous Bondi Beach. Here we started Bondi to Coogee coastal walk – 6km of stunning views, cliffs, beaches and parks. It is definitely one of the must do things in Sydney

On the way to Coogee

Ferry ride to Watsons Bay and Cockatoo Island

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Watsons Bay

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You can take a ferry from Sydney CBD and get to Watsons Bay in less than half an hour. This place is famous for its fish and chips and as you can see it’s a great spot to enjoy the sunset… There are also a few walking trails with beautiful views so put your walking shoes on and go exploring.

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Cockatoo Island

Cockatoo Island is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in the middle of Sydney Harbour. This place is a perfect spot for a day trip or you can extend your stay and spend a night in the camp. The island is a historic site open for public in 2007. In the past it was a convict gaol, industrial site and a shipbuilding yard. You can take an audio tour or explore the place on your own.

The Rocks food market

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My favourite part of Sydney is definitely the harbourside quarter The Rocks. If you want to do some shopping in cobblestone lanes, see an exhibition, taste great food or have a craft beer in one of the pubs this is the place to go. Markets are on from Friday to Sunday

Walk across the Harbour Bridge 

After your visit to The Rocks you should definitely go to the Harbour Bridge and walk across to the other side. There is a pedestrian footpath and you will get some of the best views of the Opera House for free. If you want to get even higher, for a fee you can climb to the pylon lookout.

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Sail around Sydney Harobour

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For a bit different view of the harbour hop on the beautiful old tall ship and get closer to the Sydney’s famous sites. We went on an afternoon cruise on our last day in the city and it was a perfect ending of our trip to Sydney!

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My view of the fancy Melbourne

dsc05466Few weeks ago I went to Melbourne to catch up with my friend from Croatia who was traveling around Australia. I haven’t been there before so I was really excited about this trip. It was so good to have the opportunity to visit Melbourne just for a few days. It took me 4 hours to get there from New Zealand, how great is that, to have Australia wthin a stone throw distance?

Melbourne reminded me of Auckland, but, much bigger Auckland. In this city live three times more people than in the biggest city in New Zealand. Melbourne has almost the same population as the whole New Zealand and you can see that on the streets. So many people in the rush, public transport is crowded, traffic jams …

dsc05569Weather in Melbourne was almost the same like in New Zealand, a bit warmer of course, but still very changeable. One day was over 30 degrees (this is the temperature that we don’t even have here) and then on the next day 9 degrees, rain and wind. In the end, you don’t know what to wear. At all times you need to have the clothes for all weather conditions.

dsc05563I would say that Melbourne is really cool, fancy, sophisticated city. Not really the kind of the cities that I enjoy. I’m not saying I didn’t like it, just it didn’t really leave an unforgettable impression on me. Maybe I expected too much because so many people is in love with this city, and in the end, I didn’t feel that warm atmosphere which I need when I’m traveling. It’s somehow soulless and that’s the biggest flaw…

If I exclude the atmosphere Melbourne is beautiful. Skyscrapers in the city centre are so massive and I’m generally impressed with those tall giants whenever I see them. Yarra River is the icon of Melbourne and along the bank it is easy to find perfect spot for the picnic and BBQ. Narrow laneways are hiding bars, restaurants, fashion boutiques and street art…

Lets go for a walk…

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The view from St Kilda beach

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Have you been in Melbourne? How did you like it?