Hello friends and family, I hope you all are well and enjoying this beautiful weather. Today’s post is from our trip to Sydney in January for New Year’s and Cole’s Birthday. This trip was our first trip off the island for the kids and I since moving to Okinawa. It was nice to get out and see some new scenery. In January it’s summer and the peak of tourist season in Australia. The weather was sunny and warm, just right for shorts and t-shirts, much like Okinawa. The locals were friendly, the country was clean, and there’s so much to do, I highly recommend adding Australia to your bucket list.
Day one we hit Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach and walked the cliff-top trail to Bronte Beach, about a 30 minute walk. Known for its dangerous rips and amazing surf, it was beautiful.
Watching the surfers.
Bondi Seafood Market
Beautiful fresh fruits.
I couldn’t resist snapping a picture of these lovelies.
Ava found her happy place.
Meat market in the center court of the mall.
This was our first trip to McDonald’s in over a year, this cool gadget sure beats standing in the long lines.
Amazing mosaics on the benches at Bondi Beach.
A close up of the Opera House tiles.
Bamboo trees in the botanical gardens.
The family on a sidewalk between the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. This was our camping spot for six hours with thousands of others, waiting patiently for the fireworks to begin.
There were seven barges in the harbor and along with the Sydney Harbour Bridge all loaded with fireworks, it was magical and the kids loved it.
The crazy crowds leaving the harbor.
Featherdale Wildlife Park
A mother and her little one.
Fun times feeding the wallabies.
Sydney was amazing, I would definitely go back, maybe try their winter season next time around. Next stop, Cairns to check out the Great Barrier Reef. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Take care and have a wonderful weekend.