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