Setting foot on the LAND DOWN UNDER was no longer a dream for me. 🙂
Last May 2017, I went to Sydney with Ms Gracey ( My mentor and friend) for 9 Days. Truly, Australia is a very laid back, country and I’m impressed how friendly and helpful Aussies’ are.
We arrived during Autumn season, however the cold feels in daylight is not what I expected and less compared to my autumn experience in Japan and Korea. Nevertheless during the night, the temperature reaches almost negative degrees.
On this trip, we’re grateful that Ms Gracey has family friends to accompany us in our travel thus we acknowledge Tito Ron and Tita Lita and the Caspillo Family. Maraming Salamat po. 🙂
I will detail our itinerary and will provide some tips in the succeeding posts. For the meantime, here are some of the shots I took to entice you. Definitely, Australia in one place to go back for a week stay is not enough even if you’re just touring Sydney (NSW).
See the Summary Itinerary and Expenses below.
Day 1: Arrival
Witness autumn while touring around the metro. Stroll around to have a glipse of the aussie lifestyle, culture, food and Transportation system.
Day 2: Hillsong Church, Paddy’s Market
Start of the day with a great Praise and Worship and service from Hillsong Church, in Waterloo Campus and then in the afternoon, buy souvenirs in Paddy’s Market.
Day 3: Free Walking Tour
Don’t miss the chance to see all Sydney’s tourist destination for FREE! by joining Sydney Sight Free Walking Tours for around 2- 3 Hours easy walking which includes insights to places, people and history of Sydney’s beginnings up to the current developments. Be able to see 28 sites covering world famous Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbor, The Rocks, Circular Quay, Macquarie Street, Hyde Park Barracks, Underground Tunnels, etc.
Day 4: Manly Beach, Sydney Opera House @ Night
Relax and spend time in Manly Beach by taking a ferry trip from Circular Quay Wharf. After the Half day tour, go back to the Wharf and have a dinner around the Lighted Sydney Opera House.
Day 5 : Featherdale Zoo
Get a close encounter with Australia’s wildlife in Featherdale Zoo. Feed the kangaroos and take a picture with the Koalas. See as well the Emus, Dingo, Wombat, Quoakkas and different species of birds and reptiles.
Day 6: Blue Mountains
Already outside Sydney, but Blue Mountain is just a train ride away. This is one of a must visit place in Australia. Be with nature through Hiking or bush walking to reach all sites in the Blue Mountain National Park for 1 Day. Get an unlimited Hop on Hop Off Bus to visit 31 sites in the area and have fun with unlimited rides as well ( Cable Way , Scenic Railway and Sky Way) in the Scenic World.
Day 7: East Coastal Walk, Vivid Sydney 2017
This time, Be amazed with the beauty of Sydney’s east coast through coastal walk ( 2-3 hours). Take great shots in the picturesque cliffs, Ocean baths, and beaches (Coogee Beach, Gordon’s Bay, Clovelly Beach, Bronte Beach, Tamarama Beach, Bondi Beach).
From May to June, join the festival of lights and music in Vivid Sydney starting of @ 6:00 PM. From the Rocks, Martin’s Place, Botanical Garden, Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, experience the fun and colorful culture of Sydney with other thousands of visitors.
Day 8: South Coast, Kiama Blowhole
Have a post card experience with family and friends by driving to the South Coast and take a visit to the Kiama Park to see the Blowhole and the old lighthouse.
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