Australia – Sydney Jan 2016 (18 Days 17 Nights) Part 4 of 5

We finally reached Sydney. I missed Sydney. Unfortunately it was raining for the 3 days that I am in Sydney. However, it did not dampen my holiday mood. Day 11 to 14. Australia - Sydney.
~Day 11~ We left Newcastle and drop by Bondi Beach before reaching Sydney. Gold_Coast_650_225

~ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT OPAL COVE RESORT~
Address: Queen Elizabeth Drive, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Website: [View Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: We are beach lovers. Hence, we went a bit out of the way to get to Bondi Beach as it is one of Australia's most famous beaches and well-known worldwide. Unfortunately, it was raining so we just went to get some pictures and left. Hopefully we get to visit it again.
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We dropped off our luggage at the hotel, returned the car and proceed to find a lunch place.

~SUSHI RIO~
Address: 339 Sussex Street Sydney, Australia
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
My Rating (4 out of 5)
Quick Review: I was recommended by my friend to try Sushi Rio. I was skeptical intially as I didn't have good impression of japanese food in Australia. Sushi Rio really change my view. It was awesome. The sushi were fresh and generous. The service was efficient and friendly. They were also very popular and crowded.
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After a satisfying lunch, we went back to our hotel.

~HYATT REGENCY SYDNEY~
Address: 161 Sussex Street Sydney, Australia, 2000
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
Book with Agoda: [View Agoda]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: Hyatt took over the Four Points Sheraton at Sydney. There was a lot of renovations going on while we were there. It have a great location. We didn't read the reviews when we booked so we didn't know there were renovations going on. When we reached, they didn't have a place for proper drop off. There were already loud knocking sounds from the renovations early in the morning. After lodging a complaint, they offer us with free breakfast.
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We rest in the hotel till it was time for dinner.

~Sydney Madang Korean BBQ ~
Address: 371A Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
My Rating (4 out of 5)
Quick Review: I always love to come to this Korean restaurant whenever I came back to Sydney. The BBQ beef was delicious and the pancake was also crispy. The service is efficient too. It is located at a small hidden corner but it is still popular.
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Went to grab a drink before going back to hotel.

~TOBY'S ESTATE~
Website: [Visit Website]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: Nice coffee place. I just love to chill at coffee places in Australia. So relaxing.
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What a long day! It is time to hit the bed! ~Day 12~ So excited. We are going to the Sydney Fish Market! FRESH OYSTERS! HERE I COME! We passed by the darling harbour! Australia_Sydney_650_18 Australia_Sydney_650_19 Gold_Coast_650_239

~SYDNEY FISH MARKET~
Address: Bank St & Pyrmont Bridge Road, Sydney NSW 2009, Australia
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: We always love to come here for fresh seafood! There are quite a few shops selling fresh seafood. They also have some cooked ones for you to choose. There is a wide variety! Delicious! There are a lot of tourists. Be there early or it will be hard to find seats.
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We just went around shopping at Queen Victoria Building and Harbourside Shopping Centre. Bought our Opal Card to take bus to Birkenhead Point Outlet tomorrow. Australia_Sydney_650_29 Australia_Sydney_650_30 Australia_Sydney_650_31

~Aqua S~
Website: [Visit Website]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: Love their icecream. The candy floss make it difficult to eat. However, it is so pretty haha I just have to order it!
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Time for a good lunch. I already made reservations at FishHeads Restaurant.

~THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN SYDNEY~
Address: Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: A nice garden. However, it was raining so we didn't really get to enjoy it.
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We walk through the garden and get to Sydney Opera House.

~SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE~
Address: Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: Sydney Opera House. A MUST-GO Attraction. A trip to Sydney is not complete if you never see SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE. Haha.
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After taking photograph with SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, you will not miss the amazing the SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE.

~SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE~
Address: Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney NSW, Australia
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: Another amazing attraction is the SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE. You can even climb the bridge. It look so magnificant!
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After taking such a long walk, time to rest our tired legs.

~OPERA KITCHEN~
Address: Sydney Opera House
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: Great place for food and drinks. I been here before and had a nice meal. This round is just to grab a coffee and rest my legs. During dinner time, it is so crowded. It has a great view and great for people who are visiting Sydney Opera House.
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Time for dinner and I have make reservation at our favourite steak place - Pony Dining The Rocks

~PONY DINING THE ROCKS~
Address: Cnr Argyle Street and Kendall Lane The Rocks NSW 2000 Australia
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: Our favourite steak place which was highly recommended by my friend. We went there in my previous trip to Sydney and we love it. Here we are again. Lovely dishes with Great Service and Ambience.
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What a tiring day and wasted as it was raining throughout the day. Luckily we still manage to proceed as per our itinerary. ~Day 13~ Today is Outlet Shopping! Grab the hotel morning breakfast and head out to the oulet by Bus. Australia_Sydney_650_45 Australia_Sydney_650_46

~BIRKENHEAD POINT OUTLET CENTRE~
Address: 19 Roseby Street Drummoyne NSW 2047
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: I love shopping here! They have great deals. Unfortunately, you will need to take a bus out to get there. Look at my lovely pair of pink Nike sport shoes. Love it! Had a wonderful lunch there too.
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Went back hotel to rest and drop off our shopping bags before we head out for dinner.

~THE GOVERNORS TABLE~
Address: 19 Roseby Street Drummoyne NSW 2047
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: Love the romantic ambience and yummy food! The fish and chips come with this cute vinegar spray bottle. So Creative!
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We went to our favourite pancakes place for dessert.

~PANCAKS ON THE ROCKS~
Address: 4 Hickson Rd, The Rocks, Sydney
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: Love to have my desserts at the Pancakes on the Rocks. The pancakes are so fluffy and delicious.
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What a long day! Time flies and we are leaving for Brisbane the next day. Our last stop for this Australia Trip.
~Day 14~ We check out our hotel and leave for the Sydney Airport to catch a flight to Brisbane. Bye Bye to Sydney. Hope to see you again! Please don't rain the next time I come. Haha Australia_Sydney_650_62 Gold_Coast_650_283 Gold_Coast_650_286 Gold_Coast_650_287
Stay tune for my part 5 of my 18 Days 17 Nights Australia trip - Brisbane.
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