Last stop in Australia

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Stunning view from the Manly ferry

We arrived in Sydney around midday, crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge and glad to have completed the final leg of our Greyhound bus journey. We checked in to Maze backpackers, which is pretty centrally located, and spent the afternoon exploring Chinatown.

The following day we had a walk around central Sydney and took in the views of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. The weather was unfortunataly not great, so the pictures are a bit grey. In the evening we had dinner in Darling Harbour, which used to be pretty grim, but is now a popular restaurant and bar area.  

On the third day we took a train up to the Blue Mountains, about two hours from Sydney.

Bondi Beach
After a nice lunch with magnificent views and a walk along the clifftops, we returned to Sydney. We had checked out of the hotel in the morning as we were now able to stay with James' friend AJ. So nice to be staying in someones home again and fortunately for us AJ lives in a stunning flat overlooking the ANZAC Bridge.

On day four we took the ferry over to Manly Beach where we enjoyed a dip in the sea and watching the surfers catching some waves. We did the walk from Coogee to Bondi Beach the following day, taking in the dramatic coastline. On our last day we had a picnic in the Botanical Gardens, with the stunning backdrop of both the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. We also went to the IMAX Cinema in Darling Harbour and saw Beowulf in 3D.

On the Sunday we got up early and went to the airport for our flight to New Zealand.

mumsue says:
Nothing has come in for your last stop in Oz. Is this a mistake or has the blog not worked? Hope all is well and that you are both enjoying NZ. Love you lots Mum / Sue xxx
Posted on: Jan 16, 2008
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Stunning view from the Manly ferry
Stunning view from the Manly ferry
Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach
The Opera House
The Opera House
The Three Sisters, Blue Mountains
The Three Sisters, Blue Mountains
A bay along the walk from Coogee t…
A bay along the walk from Coogee …
The view from AJs window, ANZAC B…
The view from AJ's window, ANZAC …
Picnic in the Botanical Gardens
Picnic in the Botanical Gardens
Sydney
photo by: Sunflower300