With visitors in town it provided a great excuse to dust off the camera and take a few snaps of everyday Sydney. The local haunts and happenings that we take for granted on a daily basis. Living so close to Sydney Harbour we have a lot of wonderful things and places on our doorstep. The following galleries are a little love note to this great city.
Lower North Shore
Overlooking the CBD, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and pottering around old fashioned amusements at Luna Park.
Taking the Sydney Harbour Bridge walk path we cross the divide and explore the Rocks Markets, Circular Quay and the Custom House, the Sydney Opera House (and it’s resident seal) before popping into the Botanic Gardens and around to Mrs McQuarie’s Chair.
Making our way deeper into the CBD we spent some time exploring Wooloomooloo and catching a glimpse of some of Gillie and Marc Artwork, Darling Harbour, Town Hall (and the QVB) and spent a few hours in the Chinese Gardens (Read about that here). We even had time to pop into the Tesla Shop at Martin Place and check out some new motors.
Exploring the Harbour – Manly by Ferry
Escaping the hustle and bustle of the city is quite easy from Circular Quay. Just jump on a ferry to Manly and it’s surf-side beach. The public ferry ride over takes you past the harbour defences, lighthouses and shores. Near the end of the journey you can get a decent shot of the two ‘heads’ – South and North Head – the jaws of the harbour.
Located on a peninsula, visiting Manly always feels like a holiday. Maybe not so much on a rainy tuesday but most of the time 🙂
Middle of the Road – Middle Head and the Inner Harbour
We begin with brunch at Burnt Orange (located inside the old Golf Club House) before taking the bush trail down to Balmoral Beach.
A day spent at Bondi Beach before popping up to Watson’s Bay for some Ocean views and a ferry home. We spent some time posing in front of the street art along the promenade.
Night at the Footy
No trip to Sydney (or Australia) is complete without catching one of the national sports. Australian Rules Football (AFL/Footy) is one of the most interesting and dynamic of them and what better stage then the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Moore Park – home to the Sydney Swans.