Back to sunny Sydney

I recently started to write about my trip to Australia with a post about my time in (rainy) Melbourne. Well, today it´s back to sunny Sydney. To be fair I spent way more time in Sydney then Melbourne and I am pretty sure we had some rain in Sydney too.

My first stop in Australia was Sydney and it blew my mind. Sydney is honestly the most beautiful city I have been to so far (not including Queenstown, NZ). Combing the beach lifestyle with a vibrant city life makes a very good combination. For a few weeks I lived in the northern suburbs in a beautiful hilly area with lot´s of green. It took me about 20 minutes into the city center. The CBD had everything for shopaholics to Sushi lovers. You basically have one long street where you can find all the shops and then you turn left and end at Circular Quay with the world famous Opera House which looks even more stunning in real life. Circular Quay is also where the public ferries leave. Besides train and bus, ferries are a normal public transport in Sydney. (Just one more reason to love it;))
My favorite ferry ride was from Circular Quay to Manly passing the Opera House and enjoying the sunshine on my face. Manly is part of the northern beaches and it is also the beach where I had my first ever surfing lesson. It was one of those perfect days. We went surfing, chilled at the beach and later on went on a walk to more beaches before getting invited to a yummy dinner.

Sydney´s beaches are all beautiful, but I prefer the northern beaches rather than the touristy Bondi or Coogee Beach. For those who don´t just want to chill at the beach, there are loads of different walks to do with loads of amazing views. Seriously loads of amazing views!!

As you may have thought already, most of my freetime was spent at different beaches or around the Opera House. One of my favorite “relaxed-things-to-do-in the evening” was to just get a coffee or frappe at the nearby Starbucks and sit down at Circular Quay with a good friend. From there you could see the Opera light up and the ferries passing by in front of you.
When I wanted to go out to party I often went to Darling Harbour. There are different bars and restaurants and a good nightclub as well. I believe during the summer months they also have fireworks over the water every week. If you are travelling alone or just to get to know more people, I highly recommend you to do a pub crawl. I had never heard about pub crawls before I came to Australia, but they can be a great start for a fun night out.

Another great place to hang out is The Rocks. It is a nice quarter not far from the center. I didn´t get to spend much time there during my stay unfortunately, but as Sydney has so much to offer which I couldn´t all visit yet, I will definitely go back anyways. Also if you are planning a longer stay in the city, you have many opportunities for great day trips to a National Park or more ...can you guess it, yes beaches!!

Have you been to Australia ? What was your favourite part? 
Hope you all have fun weekend.



  1. Sydney looks really cool and attractive........

  2. Dear Kiara,
    I am nominating you for the Liebster Award for 2018. You can find more about it in my blog post here:

    All the best,
    Iva Says

    1. Thank you so much for the nomination!
      Hope you are having a great start of the week,

  3. Oh, the magical Sidney! We were there last year and we loved it, Chiara! Enjoy your time there!

    1. I loved it there and hope to return one day, it really is magical

  4. I've always wanted to visit and I imagine I'd be at the beaches, too!