I was lucky, when my friend was able to squeeze some of her time with me and provide her best private tour. We spent some time in the city walking around the Opera House, witness the mighty Sydney Harbour Bridge from a far, and taste some local pancakes which were huge for both of us.
We later took a ferry and chilled at Manly Beach. By the time we reached, the sun had slowly made its way below the horizon and we witnessed one of the most beautiful sunset we had ever seen.
The next day we went from city to another district where we took a full day tour in Hunter Region, most commonly known as Hunter Valley. I personally love the journey to hunter valley; it was mysterious, yet peaceful. The road was surrounded with big trees along the way.
We did wine tastings, cheese tastings, exclusive of chocolate & fudge tasting and my favorite time of all was getting near to the cute wildlife animals such as Koala where you’ll able to touch their fur and say hello when they are still in deep 20 hours sleep. However, I felt the fun was limited when there is limited time in every place you visit especially when I’m the in the wildlife zone. I would certainly make an overnight stay if I would visit this wildlife park again. No, this is not a zoo! For someone who disliked captivity, this is the best choice to visit the friendly wildlife animals and get as close as you wish. I would recommend you to checkout Australia Walkabout Park http://walkaboutpark.com.au/
Next morning we went nearby the Maroubra Beach area, at the Pavilion Beachfront for breakfast. We spent some time at the skate park, walking by the beach and we were lucky to catch a cute little one playing with her mom by the shore. It was a nice to catch the morning breeze on a white sandy beach. I love the beach very much and I personally felt beaches in New South Wales is a must visit.
Being someone who inspired by nature, I did not waste the chance to make my photography skill in used. During my Coogee to Bondi Walk, I was amazed by the scenery as well as those surroundings trees and flowers, the scenic wall with green leaves totally made my day! The Bondi Beachthat usually occupied in summer seems a little bit quiet in winter but it doesn’t stop some people who did random surfing and beach walk.
Four days Sydney in a city of wonder definitely is not enough. I’ve plan to make my second visit in summer. The craziest thing I’ve did while my time here was having an ice-cream with my friend and walked towards the strong cold winds that almost freeze our brain. Sure all these served as a great start to my memorable winter.
Getting around in Sydney
Get yourself a MyMulti weekly pass in any 7-11 shop and you can start travelling around via buses, trains and even ferry with unlimited times! You might want to do some study on destination you wish you visit beforehand as they divided into few zones. Nevertheless, it is so convenient if you love taking the bus and enjoy the scenery during the ride. I never experience any delay while taking the bus!
Recommended Café / Restaurant
Pancakes on the Rocks ~ huge and delicious pancakes!
Pavilion Beachfront ~ tasty meal! Yummey! but it’s expensive.