This is the last of our posts on Sydney, Australia. Sometimes I think that it will take a lifetime to get through all of the travel stories, but slowly but surely, we get there! It is really a pleasure to be able to record these memories that we make as a family, while we travel the globe. As a final Sydney post, we bring you some pictures from our time spent strolling around this incredible city. We actually did a ton of strolling, so almost every post that I have down so far is a part of our strolling. We did, however, do some aimless strolling around The Rocks, the Darling Harbour, and the bridge area, so that is what you’ll see snippets of in this Wandering post.
Link up to our other Sydney posts here:
Sydney: Time to Unwind! │ Bondi Beach: Beers and Burgers │ Bondi to Bonte: Sydney Coastal Walk
Bronte Beach at Sundown │ Sydney Opera House – 100º in the Shade │ Embarkment Park – Potts Point, Sydney
Harry’s Cafe de Wheels │ Royal Botanic Garden & Nearby │ Pylon Lookout – The View from Sydney Bridge
Jessie Street Gardens│ Music and Memories│ Circular Quay │ A Perfect Day Trip from Sydney: Watsons Bay
Darling Harbour is Sydney’s harbour, located adjacent to the city centre of this city center. This area is reserved for recreational and pedestrian use, and is therefore packed with activity, food options, and lots to see.
Originally the area was called Long Cove. It extends northwards from Chinatown, along both sides of Cockle Bay to Darling Harbour wharf on the east, and to the suburb of Pyrmont on the west.
The Sydney CBD is an area of very densely concentrated skyscrapers and other buildings, strewn with several parks such as Hyde Park, Royal Botanic Gardens and Wynyard Park. We walked along George Street, the CBD’s main north–south thoroughfare, during the afternoon rush hour and the streets were packed. It probably didn’t help that there was a substantial amount of construction taking place – this might have warped our view of this main street a little.
“The Rocks” is a historic area of Sydney’s city centre. It is located on the southern shore of Sydney Harbour, immediately north-west of the Sydney CBD. We wound up walking through this area after checking of the Pylon Lookout on the Sydney Bridge.
Even though most of Sydney was quite busy, we found this area to be a lot quieter. Strolling through these trees was peaceful and relaxing. But then again, so were most of our long walks in Sydney!
Next up: We move on our incredible New Zealand adventure!
Get ready for epic, eye-popping beauty. New Zealand is simply breathtaking and we were fortunate enough to spent three weeks traveling from the north of the north island, all the way to the south of the south island, and then back up to Christchurch. It was an absolutely amazing trip, and we can’t wait to share it with you.