My favorite part of my trip to Sydney, Australia was when I went to the Blue Mountains and world famous Bondi Beach. The Blue Mountains are just outside Sydney and are known for their scenic and breathtaking views. Prior to coming to Australia, I knew nothing about the Blue Mountains, but I was soon informed about this great tourist attraction. All my international friends, along with the local Aussies, told me that if I was in Sydney not to miss my chance to go to the Blue Mountains. I decided to take a full day tour up to the Blue Mountains. It was great. Not only did I get to go up to the mountains, but there were many other stops along the way.
First, we stopped in a cute little town called Leura to have breakfast and shop in the quaint, little boutiques. From there, we went to a national park in the Blue Mountains. The park featured a train with an almost vertical incline that was cut through the mountains and took you from the top to the bottom. That was very cool, yet somewhat scary at the same time. Another vantage point the park gave us was the perfect view of the “Three Sisters,” which is a famous rock formation in the Blue Mountains. Our last stop was visiting the best wildlife park in Sydney, which was actually my third Aussie zoo visit. I had the opportunity to see many different native Australian animals, like koalas, kangaroos and Tasmanian devils. These animals are nothing like their TV counterparts. No Kangaroo Jacks and Taz from Loony Tunes here. It was just a nice relaxed setting to interact with the animals.
The Blue Mountains are definitely one place that I would love to go back to if I ever go back to Australia. Honestly, the whole area of Sydney was awesome. But the fun was not over yet. One of the last places I visited in Sydney was Bondi (pronounced bond-eye) Beach. Bondi Beach is the most famous Australian beach, known for its great waves and good-looking lifeguards. I took a bus there and hopped off at Bondi. Now, when I went to Bondi it was June. But remember, Australia in June is cold. You would not go to Bondi Beach in your bikini during this time. I was at the beach in long pants, a sweatshirt and a scarf–not your typical beach attire. Despite the cold weather, Bondi was just as beautiful as I imagined. I would love to go back when it is warmer in Australia. Hands down, these two stops were my favorite in Sydney and my favorite overall.