Loved Sydney – Circular Quay, Bondi and Darling Harbour

I absolutely loved Sydney ❤ on this first visit! Maybe it was because the weather in Nov was so nice. I stayed in downtown CBD and could easily cover the most talked about places on foot. Here are a few places I enjoyed the most …

A well timed click! Seagulls at Circular Quay, Sydney

A well timed click! Seagulls at Circular Quay, Sydney

I loved hanging around at Circular Quay – having a nice snack and coffee in the backdrop the Harbour Bridge, seagulls gliding around (although they are a nuisance when they go after your food) walking upto Opera House and resting on the steps, taking a ferry from one of the wharfs and enjoying the ride, the sun of your face and wind in your hair (cliched I know but still …), walking around and picking up souvenirs to make the visit memorable … :-). Besides, the color of the sea here is such a nice bright blue … I don’t see that often around Singapore.

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Isn't this is a great place for brunch?

Isn’t this is a great place for brunch?

On the ferry to Manly

On the ferry to Manly

One of the days, I took a bus to Bondi along with a friend and the sights were just beautiful as soon as the beach came into view. We had a nice lunch at Lamrock Cafe and then headed out for Bondi to Bronte coastal walk. It was one the best walks ever! Everything was lovely – open skies, puffy clouds, big blue ocean, gusts of wind, beautiful views and beaches, parks and cafes along the way …

Along the Bondi coastal walk

Along the Bondi coastal walk

Lastly, not all of us are lucky enough to enjoy the NYE fireworks in Sydney. Not to be disheartened! There is a firework display at Darling Harbour every Sat in Nov – Dec each year (see here). Though the show is short, about 10 mins or so, it’s still pretty and a decent crowd gathers at least 30 mins in advance. The harbour itself is a great place to hang out with several restaurants and drinking holes along the waterfront. They are a bit upmarket so be prepared to shell out more for food and drink here.

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Darling Harbour at dusk

I’m already planning a second trip before my visa expires. Hunter Valley, Blue Mountains … hope to see you soon 😀

3 responses to “Loved Sydney – Circular Quay, Bondi and Darling Harbour

  1. WOW – I am jealous of your introduction to such beautiful country – You remind me of Surface Paradise – I guess till we meet next year in my concert, you are invited!

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