The first stop after leaving Melbourne was Sydney. Tim and me had 5 days in the city. I think we made the best out of it!
Thursday, 1 December:
On the first day, we walked to the CBD (Central business district) instead of taking the train. The weather was really nice so why not walking and saving some money. As soon as we arrived, we explored the famous Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Tim and me had a drink at a nice bar next to the water then. When we came back to the hostel in the evening, we could see the sunset above Sydney.
Friday, 2 December:
It was again a hot day (around 30 degrees celcius) and we decided to do the coastal walk (6km) from Cooge Beach to Bondi Beach. Of course, you can also do it the other way round. Due to the weather, it was very important to have enough sunscreen, water and food of course haha. There are enough water stations on the way to refill your bottle. We had a longer break at Gordons Bay , where we went into the water and ate some snacks. It was very nice to find a nice spot on the stones there. Some people relaxed in a kind of small cave to hide from the sun. On our way we also found a puplic outdoor fitness. There we did some sport, I mean we were sweating anyway :D. In the end, we arrived at Bondi Beach, but the weather was cloudy then and it was already 7 pm. We really took our time and didn’t rush in order to enjoy the whole day at different beaches.
Saturday, 3 December:
The day before we saw there is a Spider exhibition – dead and alive – in the Australian Museum. So we went there on Saturday. Besides the spider exhibition, which was not that exciting as we expected, we also visited the rest of the museum. You can see and read a lot about Australian animals, the Aboriginals history (e.g. Stolen Generation) and so on.
Afterwards, we walked into the city and had a burger in a suburb called “The Rocks”. There was also streetmarket, where we walked through and had sushi later the day. In the afternoon, we relaxed on the grass, where you have a view of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.
Sunday, 4 December:
We definitely wanted to drive with the ferrys once. So we combined it with a beach day in Manly, which is a subutb of Sydney. You have to take the ferry in order to get there. The beach was a bit crowded, however, it was very nice and viby there. On our way back, there was a lot of going on in the streets. You can see a photo of a musician in the afternoon sun below.
Monday, 5 December:
In the morning, we went to the Post office to send some of our clothes already to Brisbane (we are flying back to Germany from there and do not want to carry so much while travelling). Then we walked along Darling Harbour. Later that day, we discovered the Royal Botanical Garden. At the Mrs Macquarie’s Point, you have a very nice view of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. This was our last day in Sydney.
We met very funny people in the hostel and even one guy from Nuremberg (our hometown in Germany), who knows one of my friends! The world is so small!
On the 6th of December, we took a flight to Auckland, New Zealand. We met our friend Henriette there and are currently exploring New Zealand. We are most of the time camping (= No WIFI) and sometimes at a hostel. Pictures of New Zealand coming soon!:)