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Ah! It’s taken me forever to review this trip! Sorry mates! Here are some highlights of what we did and where we went…
Friday: We got there very early, dropped our bags off, got coffee and walked around eventually ending up at the Harbor taking in the Opera House views. I would recommend getting this out of the way and going on an off hour like early morning when the crowds are low. I would also recommend taking a ferry there, which gives you some awesome views of the city and the islands, especially Luna Park- Our Lips Are Sealed anyone?!? The botanical gardens are nice to walk through. I would be nice to have a picnic there! If you want to be immersed in the real life of a Sydneysider, you can walk down to Town Hall, which has a ton of restaurants, shops, bars, and people. The Queen Victoria building is so beautiful and worth checking out.
Some really neat architecture
The Sydney Opera House
Saturday- My favorite day of the trip. We walked around Surrey Hills to find Brunch and ended up at Cup Half Full, which was so good! There are more brunch options down the street and some cool shops you should check out. One of the things i was really looking forward to was the Glebe Markets, which is a flea market held at a grade school on Saturdays. It did not disappoint! This market was a dream- so many amazing clothes and succulents and food! I wish I wasn’t traveling with two boys so I could have really dug in!
Sydneysiders love their coffee and it is so much better than ours!
After we took an hour train out to the Featherdale Wildlife Park. This place is awesome and a must do. You can pet Koalas, Wallabies, and Kangaroos and they have so many other animals including three newborn Dingo pups. When we finally got back to the city we were pooped and ended up at Brooklyn Depot where they have crazy burgers and sandwiches. So good!
I swear I was thrilled to pet the Koala!
Sunday- This day we meandered around Surrey Hills again having a few drinks at Trinity Bar and the Crown Hotel bar where we stumbled upon the UFC match between McGregor and Diaz, which is super popular in Sydney. Who knew? Then we went to the Allianz arena to watch the Roosters beat the Dragons in Rugby. You gotta see a rugby match when you’re there!
A huge Bloody Mary at the Trinity Bar
Monday- Our last day there was cloudy and rainy. We walked back down to Glebe street and had and amazing brunch at Clipper Cafe. Seriously so good. For the afternoon we stumbled upon the Powerhouse Museum, which has a mixture of Science and Design exhibits. Then we had sushi around the fish market. We really wanted to eat at the fish market, but we could never figure out when it was open.
Clipper Cafe Eggs Benny <3
View from the fish market
Transportation: Honestly we walked most of the time we were there. When we went out to the wildlife park we did take the train from Central Station (a three minute walk from the hostel) to Doonside, which was super cheap. They also have Uber and Taxis obviously if you are traveling around the city.
Where we stayed: We stayed at a hostel called Wake Up! which was pretty decent. The rooms and bathrooms were clean and it was somewhat quiet at night. When you check in they give you discount tickets like a bagel sandwich and coffee for $10, free french fries with any drink, free coffee, etc. to the cafe next door or the bar downstairs called Side Bar. If you get there too early and your room isn’t ready like we did, you can still drop your bags off and start exploring.
Food: Apparently there is no Australian cuisine in Sydney since the city is comprised of mostly people who were not born there. So you will find an array of delicious cuisine. I’m partial to the seafood and sushi since the fish market is so close, but I hear the Italian is great too.
Do you have any favorite spots in Sydney?
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