Hello all my lovely friends, thank you for following my series of travel on a budget to Sydney. I felt very missing Sydney when coming to the last day, so I dedicated the whole day enjoying it. As you know Sunday is the best day to travel in Sydney due to the weekend cap: 2.5$ only for wherever you go. How to get the most of this hot deal? Let’s discover it through my last memorable day in Sydney!
Check these out if you haven’t read about my previous days
Summary my trip
Trip: Melbourne to Sydney Budget: 500 – 600AUD (flight ticket and accommodation, Adele concert ticket, eating, shopping, and transportation included)
Length: 3 Full days and a half day (4 nights at Hostel)
Requirements: Walking ability + good health conditions + Food sharing + Modest shopping + Early wake-up and late comeback
Places covered: Harbour area, CBD area (Shopping streets, Mary Cathedral, Sydney Tower, Queen Victoria Building, Hyde Park), The Rocks area, Royal Botanic Garden (Macquarie’s chair), Sydney Fish Market, The Star Casino, Darling Harbour, The Market City ( The paddy’s Market), The Melbourne Contemporary Museum, Harbour bridge walking (30-1 hour) Harbour night view, Manly Beach, Coogee to Bondi Beach walk ( 3-4 hours), The Rocks + the rocks Sunday market
Places I ate: It’s time for Thai food, Vietnamese Bread – Destination Roll, Peters Sydney Fish Market, Cafe Cre Asion, The Pancakes on The Rocks
The note includes my itinerary, my tips, my recommendations.
Good for: travel on budget, nature lovers, photos taking, eating lovers.
Day 4th – last day (Sunday)
As you may know, the transportation fare in Sydney is expensive. However, on Sunday you can get a very good deal with only 2.50$ for all the places.
For that reason, we decided to go to Manly Beach from Circular Quay by ferry. Normally, it will cost you nearly 6$ one way for the ferry riding.
In order to avoid crowding ( because Of Sunday deal), we woke up early and hopped on the ferry at 8:45 am. Still, there were already many people at that time.
Go to the front of the ferry so you can take many beautiful pictures ￼￼:)
It took us 30 minutes to reach Manly beach ( haha now I know the reason for this funny name).
We spent nearly 2 hours wandering around, taking photos and having breakfast at a random restaurant. (10-15$) depending on your choice. However, I had butter bread and milk at the hostel to save money before going.
The beach is very amazing with high waves and many surfers who are very MANLY!!!
6 packs and fit body men are everywhere!!!
There are also some local markets where you can check out. At 11:30, we went back to Circular Quay to have lunch at “The pancakes on the rock” – 5 to 10 minutes walking from the Circular Quay.
On the way walking there, we came across The Rocks Sunday Market which sold a lot of different types of vintage products and stuff. You also should have a look at them as well.￼
Here is my friend wearing a super giant hat selling there
I came to the restaurant and needed to queue around 5 minutes. However, normally you might be expected to wait for more since the restaurant is very famous! ￼￼
We shared one of the recommended pancakes here, which is the “Devil Delight Berry Pancakes” – 13,50$. However, you can choose anything on the menu according to your preferences. The price varies from 10 to 30$ but the portion is kinda large for Asian girls like us by the way.
Review for the pancakes:
I really love the smell of it. It is not too sweet and especially the pancake is very soft and hot inside. Really tasty! I recommend the restaurant for everyone.
Since it opens 24-hours, you may come at a different time of the day. It’s so very great, isn’t it? In the menu, you can find the Breakfast set which is available all the day and the price is less expensive than the dinner set.
After around one hour having lunch there, we went back to Circular Quay and took the bus to Coogee Beach, where we walked from Coogee Beach to Bondi Beach.
Normally, people walked from Bondi to Coogee however, we want to catch the sunset moment at Bondi so we did it reversely on purpose.
We started the walk at Coogee from 2:45 pm and we reach North Bondi at 6 pm roughly.
On the way of walking, we stopped at different places to take photos, rest, drink water and go to the toilet as well. I really recommend those with good condition and walking ability to do the walk because you can see all the amazing view of the ocean from the height. It was such an amazing experience that I have never had. ￼ ￼￼
When we reach Bondi, we sat on the bench and waited for the sunset time then came back to city central
End of last day
I don’t ask you to follow all the things I wrote here. If you want to follow, you may be aware of the health condition and some certain aspects. Personally, I am a fast walker (maybe 2 or 3 times compared to a normal pace and all my friends say that ), so I obviously can save time and money by walking fast to different places.
Besides, I AM KINDA STRONG and furious, so you can feel tired and uncomfortable of covering up all the places I went to.
So, just consider my note as helpful tips for your next trip. I hope you enjoy reading it and please give it a comment or share as you wish to let me know you think it helpful.
Due to the time limitation, I couldn’t go to several places as I wish to go like “The Blue Mountain”, “The Taronga Zoo”, “National royal park”..etc. Maybe I will save it for another trip in the future. Who knows?
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