Australia: Sydney – Katoomba

We didn’t have a good start in Sydney. After a stomach twisting domestic flight due to turbulence, we landed safely in Sydney. The weather didn’t help a bit – severe rain fall and cyclonic winds brought halt to our plans. We braved ourselves and walked under the rain to the nearest mall for dinner.

Next day didn’t begin brightly either. The constant rain threatened to cut short our trips and by noon, we ended up at Powerhouse Museum – the only indoor activity we could participate at that time.

Powerhouse Museum
Powerhouse Museum

The visit to the museum was surprisingly good, informational and educational both scientifically and historically. Our evening truly well spent.

Sydney Fish Market
Sydney Fish Market

Our 3rd day in Sydney began with yet another wet day and we knew this would be the day where we had to do what we have planned for the past 2 days. So, Sydney Fish Market. Not too shabby although I’d say it catered mostly for tourists as we saw busloads of Chinese tourists swarming the place. I’d still prefer the old school Victoria Market back in Melbourne anytime.

Sydney Fish Market
Sydney Fish Market
Sydney Harbour Bridge

We hopped on the local bus and headed to Circular Quay where we walked around to see the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.

Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House
Sydney CBD
Sydney CBD

We walked leisurely around Botanic Gardens too, whilst the rain clouds gathered to give us another soaking again but we held up.

Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

We also visited Darling Harbour for its view before calling it a day.

Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge

Our 4th day started quite well. After the lovely breakfast at Surry Hills, we took the bus to Circular Quay again for a closer view of Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The Rocks
The Rocks

We also checked out the surroundings, aptly called “The Rocks”. Such a beautiful place to walk around.

The Rocks
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge

We took on the bridge to see how it feels like to cross one of the world’s famous landmarks.

Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge

The view from the bridge was spectacular – more when the skies finally cleared up.

Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Three Sisters
The Three Sisters

Our 5th day spent on the train heading towards Katoomba where we visited The Three Sisters. Katoomba is really a nice, quaint town by the way.

The Three Sisters
The Three Sisters
The Three Sisters
The Three Sisters

We did a lot of walking and we loved it especially under the cool and crisp weather.

The Carrington Hotel
The Carrington Hotel

We also stopped by Katoomba’s historically rich hotel. I loved how things are still preserved nicely until today.

The Carrington Hotel
The Carrington Hotel

We spent a night in Katoomba before returning to Sydney.

In a nutshell, plenty of good coffee in Sydney, the museum is worth the visit and crossing Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the things you should do. The next time when I’m back, I’d definitely check out Bondi Beach too.

Thanks for reading!

chleong

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A travel addict and food junkie. When he is not traveling, he loves penning his thoughts on his latest adventures, whether food, places or anything that fascinates him. His travelogues often include intriguing photos that capture the moments as he believes a photo speaks thousand words.

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