Sydney, the last stop. It's always sad to get to that last set of activities and handouts, confirm flights, and repack the suitcase one last time. I always think of those souvenirs I didn't buy (more Tim Tams) and the pictures I didn't take. But, there are still the sights of Sydney to see before I have to say goodbye.
So, what to do in Sydney? Just about anything you would want. It has beautiful beaches, famous landmarks, scenic neighborhoods, parks, and gardens to stroll through, art and cultural museums, and the list goes on. Or, you may just sit and relax at the many neighborhood pubs or people watch from a patio with a cool drink. Two days just weren't enough...
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour cruise and view of the Sydney skyline,
Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Ft. Denison
the Rocks neighborhood
Sydney Harbour Bridge
opened in 1932. It carries vehicles, bicycles, rail, and pedestrian traffic between the central business district and the North Shore. Its nickname is the "Coathanger" because of its unique design.
The largest steel arch bridge in the world, its total length is 3769 feet long, its arch span is 1650 feet, and the top of the arch is about 440 feet above sea level. The bridge contains 6 million hand driven rivets!
Some of our group did the Bridge Climb, walking to the top of the Harbour Bridge. Mike timed it just right (imagine that) so that we arrived just as they were starting the climb and I zoomed in to catch their happy faces!
We can see you!
Dramatic views from the bridge of Sydney Harbour, the Opera House, and the skyline.
Ft. Denison is situated on one of several islands in Sydney Harbour. Once known as "Pinchgut," it has been used as a prison and military facility since the late 1700's.
Bondi Beach, one of Sydney's most famous areas of white sand, swimmers, and surfers. We had a pleasant stroll along the pedestrian walkway looking at the beach art, watching future lifeguards training, and imagining the beach full of suntanned bodies and surfers. If you don't want to sit on the beach, you can stop at the Bucket List for a cool one and just enjoy!