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Sydney, Australia

Bondi Icebergs Club, Sydeny
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Given that my life this week involves working two jobs and 12 hour shifts I haven’t the chance to fill my life with interesting adventures to share with you. So this week my blog is dedicated to posts on a month spent in Australia. I hope you enjoy – and as always I’d love to read your comments!

My decision to go to Australia with a friend from university was made after a drunken conversation in which we both said we really, really wanted to go. This is, and I’m sure it will be for a long time, the best drunken decision I’ve ever made!

Arriving in Sydney we were to spent a month travelling up the coast until we reached Cairns where we would learn to scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef. This post deals with Sydney, its beautiful beaches and spectacular sights.

Bondi Icebergs Club – Real outside swimming

Having taken a coastal walk to stare in awe at fabulous houses, sand and waves, our second day consisted of a harbour walk to find the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
Although climbing up the Harbour Bridge may be a once in a life time opportunity that some of you can’t bear to miss, being backpackers, we took the cheaper option. For roughly $15 you can climb the pylons and still get amazing views across the harbour.

We were also lucky enough to time our visit in Sydney perfectly with cheap(er) student tickets to watch an opera at the world famous Sydney Opera House. For $50 we got great seats and paid a lot less by using our student title! This is part of a Student Rush deal. If you’re a student then I strongly recommend it, just pop in to the Opera House during the day and ask about the deal to be sure of times.

Tomorrow I’ll take you through the journey to Brisbane!

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  1. You didn’t miss out on much by not doing the full bridge climb. I thought it was expensive for what it was! It rained when I was there too, got caught in the cyclone earlier this year which was a pain! I spent about a week in Sydney I think, but totally fell in love with it. How long did you spend there before moving on? x

    1. I was in Sydney for a a couple of days at the start of our trip and then about a day at the end while I was waiting for my evening flight. Thought it was such a cool place though, would love to get to know it better! How long were you in Australia for? x

  2. Loved these pictures, ID love to go to sydney for new years one day. Noted the tip about climbing the pylons instead of the bridge too xo

    1. Can imagine New years in Sydney would be amazing with all the fireworks by the harbour. Always looks amazing on tv anyway… I think the bridge climb would be cool, but definitely something you’d have to save up a lot for! x