Browsing Tag

sydney

Australia, Travel

Visiting Sydney Olympic Park

August 23, 2016

I loved the Olympics! I found myself watching the most random sports and start talking about them as if I’m an expert (That triple spin in pike was cleeeeearly only a 12.25, how could the judges even justify giving a 15?!). Anyway, when Stu and I were in Sydney we decided to go check out the Olympic Park.

Getting to the stadium is actually quite cool. You can catch a ferry along the Parramatta River or get a train from the CBD. We got the ferry there and the train back to experience the best of both worlds! I’d recommend taking the ferry at least one way so you can take some great pictures of Sydney harbour and let’s face it, you can never have too many pictures of that!

The Sydney Olympics were probably the first Olympics that I remember watching. I watched Denise Lewis win Gold and then became obsessed with that game on the BBC website where you competed in the heptathlon.  All this meant that I was really excited to see an Olympic stadium. I haven’t been to the London Olympic Stadium and now West Ham play there so I doubt it would have the same effect to be honest!

The day Stu and I went, there was a big Easter family fun day going on so it was REALLY busy. However, because most of the families were local, they’d clearly seen all the tourist stuff before so Stu and I could get a good look at the Olympic torch and Olympic Cauldron.

Obviously the stadium would have been more impressive if there was a sporting event taking place as it was definitely missing the atmosphere which that would have provided but I was still pleased that we went. You only need to spend a couple of hours there maximum unless there is an event going on so take that in to consideration when planning your Sydney trip.

Have you been to any Olympic stadiums? What did you think?

af19a315-f618-46e1-a1d7-4d26d49519f1

Australia, Travel

Wanderlust Wednesday – 28/10/15

October 28, 2015

If you want to get a different view of that famous Sydney skyline, head over to Dover Heights. This park is a fantastic spot to take in this beautiful city. It’s fairly near Bondi so really easy to get to and the walk up the hill is worth it! 

   
    
   

Australia, Travel

The Harbour Bridge Climb, Sydney.

September 21, 2014

Wow.

This was such an unforgettable experience. I actually climbed over one of the most iconic bridges in the world! Those of you who have visited Sydney will know that this is one of the most expensive tourist attractions in the city and that definitely puts a lot of people off but believe me when I say that it is one of those things worth paying for. You will be completely awestruck as you are ascending the bridge and walking over the famous arch is a surreal moment. Your tour guide takes the walk nice and slow so you have time to take in all your surroundings whilst listening to the history of the Harbour Bridge and surrounding area. The guides really do know their stuff!

The one downside to the climb is that you aren’t allowed to take any belongings with you due to safety reasons. This obviously includes cameras. Yes, you are going to climb the Harbour Bridge and not be able to put a selfie taken at the top on Facebook afterwards. Gutted. However, your tour guide does have a camera and they will take lots of photos which are available to purchase at the end, sneaky.