Darling Harbour

A view from the Sydney Tower, looking down at the skyscrapers - you can see the shadow from the tower.

A view from the Sydney Tower, looking down at the skyscrapers – you can see the shadow from the tower.

Today’s excursion into Sydney was primarily to Darling Harbour so we took a direct bus into the city.
The first stop when we got there was the Sydney Tower Eye, one of the tallest buildings in Sydney with a viewing area near the top. It was a good clear day so we could see a fair distance, all the way to the Blue Mountains in fact.
We then went on to a couple more tourist destinations, the SeaLife and WildLife centres in Darling Harbour. We’ve been before and enjoyed the visit but, I have to say, we were a bit disappointed this time. Not sure if it was the time of year or what but the exhibits didn’t seem as good at either venue. Both venues also seem to have changed their approach and have targeted everything at young kids.

The Endeavour replica, moored at tha maritime museum.

The Endeavour replica, moored at tha maritime museum.

The butterfly area had no butterflies in it, which seemed pretty pointless, and even the underwater aquarium seemed lacking compared to last time. So, all in all, if we get the chance of another visit to Sydney I doubt we’ll bother visiting them again.
All in all I guess we’re just not very good at the tourist thing !

The Sydney Opera house as the sun went down

The Sydney Opera house as the sun went down

The Endeavour replica was good to see again, I think last time we saw it was when it was in Whitby, that’s a few years ago now. On the way “home” we decided to use the ferry from Darling Harbour to Circular Quay and that has a dock next to the endeavour so we got a good view of it.
Tomorrow we’re heading to Lane Cove camp site where we’ll spend our last couple of nights here before we fly out. We might go for a drive up the coast as a diversion between camp sites, maybe head to Palm Beach. Sunday will be spent getting everything cleaned and packed ready for the long trip home.

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