We started at the first stop which was Circular Quay. That's where the Wharfs are at Sydney Harbour. We showed our receipt to the people who were there representing the company & we hopped on the double decker bus & we rode around for a while. Since mother nature didn't cooperate for us, we decided to sit on the lower deck of the bus. They gave us a set of headphones so we could listen to a narrated version of the different stops & sights we would pass along the way. Once the rain let up a little, we decided to go upstairs so we could get a better view on the upper deck of the bus which was really cool despite the fact we did get wet.
During the tour, we got to see Town Hall & Kings Cross aka the red light district as it's called especially at night when you have to turn a blind eye as the narrator said. In addition, we went by Woolloomooloo Bay, Sydney Opera House & the Royal Botanical Gardens. Furthermore, we saw the Parliament House, NSW Library & the Australian Museum before we hopped off the bus so we could take the other part of the sightseeing tour that covers Bondi.
|Harry's Cafe de Wheels in Bondi|
|Chubby Checker in 1995 & Elton John in 1986 eating there|
|Brooke Shields eating there in 1989|
|My Chips & Seafood Pie|
We did have to wait a while for that bus to show up. Once it did, we hopped aboard. When we got to Bondi Beach, we got off so we could see the beach again. Before we did so, I noticed another Harry's Cafe de Wheels there. The King said he had to go to the rest room. I waited for him. While I did, I decided it was a good time to get myself a pie. This time I got a seafood one that consisted of prawns, scallops, salmon, whitefish & a creamy white sauce. It was outrageous to say the least. It came with chips aka fries which the one in Woolloomooloo didn't have. It came made to order. With that being said, it was nice & hot. The King came back after he lost him because there was an apparent misunderstanding. He wound up getting an order of fries along with a plain hot dog.
|View of boats in the Harbour in Bondi on Sydney Explorer Bus|
|View of Sydney from Bondi on Sydney Explorer Bus|
|View of Sydney Harbour Bridge from Bondi on Sydney Explorer Bus|
When we got done, we walked over to the beach. The King said wanted to dip his feet in the water so he did. I put my hand in. After we had our fun, we walked back to where the bus dropped us off. We waited for the next one to come then we continued our ride around Bondi. It was an amazing view as we got to see some more beautiful scenery out there as we rode around the surrounding area on the bus.
|People walking through Central Station|
After walking for a while, we finally found it. We went up to the top so we could see an aerial view of Sydney before we left to go to Melbourne early Friday morning. It was nice to see all the different places we actually saw on foot and/or bus.
When we got finished we went back to the hotel. We took a train ride from Circular Quay to Kings Cross. We then walked to the hotel from there.
Stay tuned for a special post that will go into detail about the late dinner I had before I went back to the room.
Thank you for reading & following along.