Sydney

We had three days to explore around Sydney. In addition to a touristy bus tour, we also ate some amazing food and stayed at the swanky Park Hyatt Sydney hotel.

Amazing view of the opera house from our hotel room balcony.
Amazing view of the opera house from our hotel room balcony.

Our first night in the city we made our way to Gelato Messina, which is ranked the best gelato in Australia and one of the top desserts in the world.

Gelato Messina
Gelato Messina
Awesome gelato
Awesome gelato with more than 40 flavors to chose from

The next day, we got on an open top tourist bus for a sightseeing tour of the city. We won’t bore you with the dozens of photos we took, but here are a few that give you the feel of Sydney.

Selfie on top of the touristy bus
Selfie on top of the touristy bus
View down George Street in Sydney's CBD
View down George Street in Sydney’s CBD
Queen Victoria Building - beautiful shopping mall
Queen Victoria Building – beautiful shopping mall
Sydney Town Hall
Sydney Town Hall
Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach
The Rocks, one of Sydney's oldest districts
The Rocks, one of Sydney’s oldest districts

Our hotel was located in one of Sydney’s oldest districts, The Rocks. It’s across from the Sydney Opera House and near the Sydney Harbor Bridge. We had two world-class dinners in The Rocks – the first at steak restaurant The Cut and the second at Est (rated one of the top five restaurants in Australia). After dinner at The Cut, we walked to the nearby pub Fortune of War for a schooner of beer. We think that means half a pint? Anyway, that particular pub is the oldest in Sydney.

Park Hyatt Syndey with Sydney Harbor Bridge in background
Park Hyatt Syndey with Sydney Harbor Bridge in background
Enjoying a schooner at Sydney's oldest pub
Enjoying a schooner at Sydney’s oldest pub

Our last day we went for a walk around Kings Cross before heading to the Sydney Fish Market for lunch. Then we walked across the Pyrmont pedestrian bridge and stopped by the Chinese Friendship Garden. After dinner at Est that night, we walked up to the Sydney Harbor Bridge to take in the city at night.

Sydney Fish Market
Sydney Fish Market
Entrance to the fish market
Entrance to the fish market
Fish market
Fish market
Seafood platter
Seafood platter
Fresh oysters and abalone
Fresh oysters and abalone
Selfie on Pyrmont Bridge
Selfie on Pyrmont Bridge
Chinese Friendship Garden
Chinese Friendship Garden
Nighttime selfie from the Sydney Harbor Bridge
Nighttime selfie from the Sydney Harbor Bridge
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Skyline at night

Next up we’re stopping in the capital, Canberra, for an evening before heading south to Melbourne and the state of Victoria.

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