I was lucky enough to spend a couple of weeks in Sydney a few years ago and it was so much more than I was expecting. We stayed slightly outside the main city but we were close enough to walk in everyday and explore. Getting to see the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge was so exciting because they are such iconic sights to see in Sydney.
I stayed in a couple of different hostels during my stay here and got to meet load of different people from around the world.
I went on an excursion to the Blue Mountains which was really cool and the sights were amazing. It was so surreal one minute being in the middle of Sydney and the next up the Blue Mountains. I really enjoyed walking through the mountains and seeing the views. Although I was quite worried I would come across a massive spider but luckily this did not happen.
I used the hop on and off boat rides so that I could go and visit Bondi and Manley Beaches. I have always wanted to go to Bondi beach as I have seen it on so many tv shows. It really was amazing and being there really made me want to learn to surf as I spent most of the day watching the surfers showing off in the sea.
I also enjoyed visiting the Sydney Botanical Garden…one thing Australia does really well is their botanical gardens. Every city that I went to had amazing gardens which I really enjoyed because I am more of a country girl than a city girl so it was really nice to be able to escape the city and relax in the botanical gardens.
I was lucky enough to be there when the Sydney Vivid Lights were there and on the evening you could wonder around the city and there was lots of different light displays and water displays. It was a really enjoyable event and I have never seen anything quite like it before in my life so it was really special.