A 24 hr Summer Adventure in Sydney!

Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to have only 24 hours to do what ever you want in Sydney? The only problem is, you might have no idea where to go! Well have no fear because I’m here to save the day, thanks to EventBrite (an event organising site)!

Here we go!

Bondi

We start off the day in Bondi. Grab a hearty breakfast at Ruby’s Diner – an adorable vintage – aesthetic café with absolutely amazing food! I love the eggs and coffee there 🙂

PC: http://localsonly.co/rubys-diner/

Then we hike to pump up the heat (before the agonising humidity at 1pm of course) from Bondi Beach to Watsons Bay, the views are breathtakingly gorgeous and the sea air will do you good! In my opinion, it’s one of the best ways to enjoy the coastal view! By the way, the sandstone cliffs and sapphire waters make the best Instagram/tumblr photos (may I recommend filter ‘C1’ in VSCO Cam for these images?)

PC: http://cchin01.com/2014/11/05/hiking-in-sydney-bondi-to-coogee-along-the-east-coast-shoreline/

Watsons Bay & Vaucluse

Once you’ve reached the Watsons Bay area, travel to the Vaucluse House– a historical Victorian style mansion packed with precious artefacts and beautiful architecture. It was such a wonderful learning experience about William Charles Wentworth and his family, also the rooms were restored to perfection- it felt like I travelled back in time!



PC: http://www.polkadotbride.com/2012/04/corinne-and-stuarts-elegant-vaucluse-house-wedding/

After that, visit the Vaucluse Tea Rooms for lunch, you must be exhausted! No joke, it made me feel kinda like a princess, the openness of the cafe and the nature surrounding it was glorious. The dining experience is also exceptional, may I suggest the chips with rosemary and thyme salt? So filling!

 
PC: http://www.freshcatering.com.au/our-venues/vaucluse-house/privacy-policy

After filling your stomach with goodness, take a walk to Shark Beach. The beach features family friendly picnic areas and a huge shark net, but have no fear- sharks are extremely rare. Before you take out your swimsuit though, make sure to take the Hermitage Foreshore Track at Nielsen Park! It was really a once in a life time experience, the million dollar views of the skyline made it worth it!

Then, and ONLY then, may you cool off at Shark Beach!


PC: http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/Picnic-areas/Nielsen-Park

 Once you’re done swimming, head to Watsons Bay Wharf (the nearest bus stop should take you there) ,you’ve got a Circular Quay ferry to catch!

 Circular Quay

When you’ve finally arrived on the wharf, the first thing you’ll notice is the enormous Sydney Harbour Bridge and the spectacular Sydney Opera House! Help yourself to dinner at East Bank (Café, Bar, Pizzeria), and after you’re finished you can check out the exteriors of the Sydney Opera House close by!

PC: http://mitchgreenphotos.com/blog-list/2015/11/5/photographing-the-bridge

Milsons Point

Once all the dishes have been wiped clean and you’ve done enough sightseeing at CQ, catch a train to Milsons Point, where the amusement park fun begins! Luna Park will only be a few minutes away from the train station, and once you’re there, purchase a ticket to ride on all the rides you’d want (I suggest ‘unlimited’ )while being rewarded with a beautiful view of the harbour! My favourite one is the ferris wheel, it looks so magical at night!

PC: http://digital-photo.com.au/gallery3/index.php/Landscapes/Australia/NSW/Sydney/Luna-Park/Luna-Park-_MG_8301

Town Hall

If you’re still not tired (and most likely still feeling the adrenaline) head to Town Hall for the best little restaurants and bars! Late night Chinese food is always a good idea, so walk your way to Golden Century for some healing congee goodness!

http://www.au.timeout.com/sydney/restaurants/venues/2119/golden-century
You will have most likely passed out from exhaustion at this point. However, if you’re still adamant on pursuing Sydney’s night life, I have two more places for you!

Still in Town Hall, head to the  K1 Karaoke Lounge if you’re into singing! I love the pink and blue light theme 🙂


PC: http://www.k-1.com.au/


 Then, chill at the Star Bar to end the day peacefully, the glamorous modern appeal of the bar makes it the best place to be at night!

PC: http://www.theaureview.com/home?page=8

And that’s it! Thanks again to  EventBrite for the idea! Have you visited any of these places yet? Any places you’d like to suggest?

 

 
 
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