Being in Sydney, we had to do Bondi Beach. Its like a right of passage. And it was worth it, its a nice beach. But is very busy – its a classic backpacker place, so has a good vibe and is great fun. However, if you’re looking for a peaceful beach to chill and read a book, I wouldn’t go to Bondi.
Even before arriving in Sydney, Erin and I had said we should go to Taronga Zoo. Its pretty reasonably priced – although on a backpacker budget it may seem a little steep. It is definitely an average price for a zoo in Australia, in fact, it was on the cheaper side compared to some. For a single adult it was around $40 and its cheaper to book online, only by £2 but if you’re a backpacker think of all the 2 minute noodles you can buy with that $2!
So for New Years Eve we bought tickets to Luna Park. Being in Sydney for NYE we had to do something. Theres so much on offer in all areas of the city, Luna Park was definitely more of a party scene, but theres lots on offer for families as well.
Quite a while back, whilst in Wodonga, Erin and I booked tickets to see ‘The Great Opera Hits’ at the Sydney Opera House on Boxing Day. It all seemed like an amazing plan and very very exciting, we even ordered expensive dresses for the occasion (keeping on form with being rubbish backpackers).
The only plan myself and Erin had, prior to coming to Australia, was to make it to Sydney for christmas and new year. And we have managed that! We now realise that we require a new plan, but we’re pretty happy we managed to get to Sydney and have a pretty epic Christmas period planned.
Its been a while since my last post because IVE BEEN IN NEW ZEALAND! Ive been on an awesome Lord of The Rings Red Carpet Tour for the last couple of weeks. Prior to that I had lots of busy days in Sydney.