Prior to visiting Sydney, the image I had in my mind of it was simply Sydney Harbour and the Opera House. But now, having been there, the picture in the mind has expanded to the beautiful coastline that extends miles and miles from Sydney Harbour and the city that lies within the shores. We stayed at a hotel located in between Central Station and Hyde Park, which was a convenient location for us. The afternoon we arrived in town, we went for a walk around Darling Harbour, then made our way over to Hyde Park.
The next morning, we set off to do a section of Sydney’s Great Coastal Walk – a trek that follows the coastline for nearly 60 miles – from Barrenjoey in the north to Cornulla in the south. We started in Circular Quay (at the heart of Sydney Harbour) and ended in Watsons Bay. With a couple detours along the way, we ended up walking 18 miles over the course of 8 hours.
This is where we called it a day. We took a bus from Watsons Bay back to the city and found a nice little restaurant for dinner. We would resume exploring this beautiful city by foot in the morning.