Sydney | Australia + New Zealand Trip Part 1

2016 Thanksgiving, my mom and i took a trip to Australia and New Zealand because i bought round trip plane tickets for $275 each.

Places we went and things we did during our trip:

Date Location Hotel Activities
11/19 Sydney Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour Sydney Opera House, Coogee Beach, Sydney Fish Market
11/20 Auckland Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour Wine Tour, Muriwai Gannet Colony
11/21 Queenstown Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments Skyline Gondola, Lunch @ Stratosfare Restaurant
11/22 Queenstown Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments Shotover Jet, Whitewater rafting
11/23 Dunedin/Oamaru Bluestone On George Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony
11/24 Queenstown Villa del Lago Lake Takepo, Lake Pukaki, Lake Wanaka
11/25 Rotorua Sport of Kings Motel Hobbiton, Tamaki Maori Village
11/26 Auckland Te Puia, Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

We spent a day in sydney, Australia because we were transferring there.

– drinks/food @ Sydney Opera House
– SAustraliaAustraliaAustralydney fish market!!!

We arrived in sydney in the morning. we took subway to Sydney Opera House. the subway was really convenient from the airport but it was fucking expensive… i cant remember how much exactly, but it was like $40-50 for a day pass?? we only took subway 2 times and got uber instead.

sydney opera house itself was nothing special, but something i had to do as a tourist. there are some food option on the lower level of sydney opera house. it’s a nice place to hangout on the harbor with all the seagulls waiting to eat your food.

after grabbing some coffee at the sydney opera house, we took a uber to coogee beach.

my friend told me that i can walk to bondi beach from coogee beach, but we were running out of time and still wanted to check out sydney fish market. we took a uber to sydney fish market and it was 3X regular fare fml.

The fish market was insane! so much seafood and most of them are already prepped and ready to eat. we favorite things were the oysters (super cheap) and scallop sashimi! A MUST VIST IF YOU ARE IN TOWN.

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