James Reviews The Views – Sydney

This will be a short, sharp series of blog posts. For each of the locations we visit I will give a to-the-point, no-nonsense assessment of the city/town/village.

I really hope these reviews will be helpful to anyone who is planning. If you know anyone this could help please share this around.

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Australia Series

A few things to note that applies to all my Australia reviews which I’d like to start with:

  1. The price of beer is ridiculous! A standard beer ranges between $10-$15 (£5-£8) and most of the time that’s only for a schooner (425ml).
  2. Accommodation… so far we’ve stayed in: AirBnBs, hostels, campervans, rented flats and crashed at friend’s places. There are benefits and drawbacks to each of these, but there are plenty of different options to fit all budgets and itineraries. Personally if I were to do it all again, I’d buy my own campervan.
  3. Australia is huge, not far from the size of USA. But while USA has the population of around 327 million, Australia’s population is only 25 million. That means there’s a lot of unpopulated space on this huge island.
  • Location: Sydney
  • Population: 4.6 million
  • Must do: The Bondi to Coogee walk at sunrise. One of the best reasons to get out of bed early!
  • Must See: The iconic Sydney skyline. My two favourite places to take in the view: Mrs Macquarie’s point or on a cruise around Sydney Harbour. Mrs Macquarie’s point is free. You can pay for a really fun sunset cruise party which is well worth splashing out for. The best value for money is to get the public ferry across to Manly (this has the obvious added benefit of getting to visiting Manly).
  • Must eat: Head down to Darling Harbour, there’s a wide range of bars and restaurants to suit all occasions.
  • Best place to drink: Ivy Pool Club & Rooftop Bar. Described as “LA glamour meets the Italian Riviera right in the heart of central Sydney”… I say no more.
  • Best views:
    Sydney Harbour Bridge & Opera House from Mrs Macquarie’s point.
  • View Rating: 7.5/10

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