Hello from Sydney!

Well we’ve been in Sydney for a few days now. It’s a great city. After leaving Andre’s in Dee Why we eventually found somewhere to stay. All the hostels we tried were booked up, so we’re in a nice little 3 star place along Oxford St. in Paddington. It’s quite weird because a lot of the streets and districts are named after streets and districts in London. Someone didn’t have too much imagination when Sydney was being built! Wink
 
We got the ferry over from Manly to Circular Quay on Wednesday which gave us the first good view of the harbour bridge and opera house. We went up one of the bridge pylons to visit the bridge museum and after that visited the Sydney aquarium, which is just awesome. They have a huge tank filled with all sorts of fish, rays and sharks and one part of it is decked out like a cinema so you can just sit there and watch everything swimming around.
 
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Thursday we actually climbed the bridge and went right up to the top where the two Ozzie flags are flying. Spectacular views and a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
 
Today (Friday) we visited the Blue Mountains and saw the Three Sisters and went for a 1.5 hour bush walk that took in some spectacular scenery and a knee-knackering stairway down the side of a cliff!
 
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The plan for the next few days is to check out the zoo, Bondi Beach (I want to have a surfing lesson) and hopefully get across to the Hunter Valley to do some wine tasting. We fly out next Wednesday to New Zealand and have a car booked for a rapid 6 day tour around the south island.
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