Opera and Blue Mountains
Trip Start Jan 13, 2006
17Trip End Feb 15, 2006
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As Sydney is very easy for us to navigate, we spent time the next couple of days preparing for our next adventure. We both got haircuts, and both of us went short - even Amy! Then, we lightened our load by sending home a big box of things we haven't used yet (making that backpack even smaller)
Sydney is well documented and you should have no trouble planning your trip there, but the following are must do's
1. Bridge Climb: Make sure you book ahead and be prepared for the weather. The initial stairs are the hardest part but go quickly. You are not allowed to bring a camera so you will most likely purchase theirs, which are expensive but good quality.
2. Opera House Tour: Its one thing to see the Opera House from the water, harbour, park, etc. but another to see the structure from the inside and hear its interesting history. Actually going to an Opera was a great experience (make sure you get seats that can see the subtitles) but is probably an optional event.
3. Blue Mountains: We would recommend renting a car and going out there for a couple of days to take advantage of the hikes and some really quaint old towns. The day trip should only be done if you are really pressed for time as its worth seeing them but most put up with the tour crowd for the 2 hour drive each way!