This weekend a huge group of students from Melbourne, Gold Coast, and Sunshine Coast all took a trip down from Sydney. It was a great chance to get a view of the Sydney for a second time and a few other different sights. The first day we got into Sydney we walked around to see some sights and made our way through the botanical gardens to Sydney Harbor. We had lunch at the famous restaurant known as the Opera Bar. That night we all celebrated Halloween with a “party cruise.” Everyone was dressed up as all sorts of characters. My friend Hayley and I went as minions from the movie Despicable Me. The cruise got a little hectic seeing as there was unlimited pizza, beer, and wine. Being out on the harbor at night gave us a different view of the city at night, which was beautiful!
The next day Hayley and I decided to ditch the tour and create our own agenda. The tour took a day trip to the Blue Mountains. We figured this would be a little repetitive and wanted to do something else with our day. We had lunch at Darling Harbor and went to the Sydney Aquarium. We bought discounted tickets at our hostile and the aquarium was very well worth it! We saw penguins, sharks, manatees, and glow fish. After our day, full of walking around the city we got dressed up for yet another night out on the town. We went to one of the biggest nightclubs in Sydney, which was 4 floors, and the bouncer informed us that the club was expecting 3.5-4 thousand people for the night. We also walked down to a number of different bars, which were having Halloween parties.
The last day was designated to check out the beaches around Sydney. We took a ferry to Manly Beach and spent the most of the day there. Then afterwards we drove to the east side and did a headland walk from Brontie beach to the famous Bondi Beach. There was an awesome art exhibition going on called Sculptures by the Sea. Many different pieces of art were displayed along the headland of the beaches. The city beaches were beautiful as well as filled with beautiful people.