It has been a whirlwind of a week over here in Australia.
Our friend Sean landed in Sydney Friday morning and I flew over to meet up after work. We spent the weekend playing tour guide there before flying back to Brisbane on Sunday night. This week Travis has been at work so it has been Courtney-Sean adventures everyday. It has been pretty busy but here are my top 5 from the week…
Sydney Coastal Walks
One of my favorite things to take visitors to do in Sydney is the Coastal Walk from Coogee to Bondi (read about previous trips here, here and here) so obviously we had to fit this into our itinerary. The forecast called for rain but it was gorgeous and sunny our entire walk. We ended the walk with a pint at the iconic Bondi Icebergs.
After that we hopped in a cab and headed toward Watson’s Bay to grab some fish and chips and take a stroll on a different coastal walk (we are all about walking on vacation if you can’t tell). Mid walk we ended up getting stuck in some wet weather so we had to post up in an old cement cannon shelter (the area is an old military base with lots of old weapons, tunnels etc.) for a good while. This was painted on the inside…
He loves me, I promise. Once the rain stopped we made it up to lighthouse and snapped some photos before hopping on the ferry back to Circular Quay.
Sunday morning we met up with our friend Gabe, who recently moved to Sydney, for brunch in the hipster neighborhood of Newtown. Little did we know it was the day of their neighborhood festival, Newtopia. This wasn’t your usual dinky neighborhood festival either. Think thousands of people, multiple stages with live music, rows and rows of artisan stalls and food vendors. We ended up spending the rest of the time before our flight lounging in the grass, listening to music and people watching.
After our morning at the Koala Sanctuary we hit the road and headed up to Mount Tamborine to check out the views and hike around the waterfalls.
This little guy wanted a bite of Sean’s iced coffee. Andy yes, this is what Australian iced coffee looks like.
The next morning we headed to the top of Mount Ngungun to take in the views and get a little exercise. This is one of my favorite hikes to take people on because of the stunning views from the top.
That’s all for today! We are off to Byron Bay for the weekend so the boys can dive and I can read a book on the beach!