Family Vacation – Sydney Day 1


My family came to Australia last December to visit us. It was our official family vacation 2011.

Early in the morning, I went to Newcastle Car & Rental to get the rental van. My wife and I departed from Newcastle at around 8.30am and arrived at Sydney Airport at 11.00am. The weather was good and it was my first time driving from Newcastle to Sydney.

The thing I hate about the parking here in Sydney, it is very expensive. So I think we were lucky at the airport as we managed to get 15 minutes parking for free because our family just arrived and already waited for us at the arrival terminal. 15-30 minutes cost $7 and 30-60 minutes cost $15 at the Sydney Airport. After we fetched them from the airport, we went for sightseeing around Sydney.

Sydney Fish Market

Sydney Fish Market is one of the biggest marketplaces to get fresh seafood in Sydney and one of the famous tourists’ attractions as well. We decided to have lunch here as most seafood served here is halal. Besides that, we also bought some fresh prawns and snapper fish to cook for dinner at home.

We had a combination of delicious deep fried seafood at the waterfront, while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the riverside.

Darling Harbour

This is our second destination of the day. It is one of the best tourist attractions in Sydney. We had a walk along Darling Harbour straight to the jetty for our ferry ride and enjoyed the view.

We bought ferry tickets to Circular Quay and it costed $5.30 per ride. The ride took about 35 minutes to reach our destination. We sat on the upper deck to have a better view along the river.

We really enjoyed the view of the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House from the ferry.

Then we hopped off the ferry and strolled along Circular Quay to enjoy the view of Sydney Opera House from this side of the harbour. This is my second time being here, but this is a must visit tourist attraction here. We took pictures together before going back.

The parking rate in Sydney is very expensive. We parked our van at World Square for the rate of $11 per hour.

Everyone was already tired and we headed back home to Newcastle. It was a fun and enjoyable day at Sydney.

To be continued in the next post.

6 thoughts on “Family Vacation – Sydney Day 1”

  1. Saudara Adlan..aunty teringin sangat nak gi Sydney tapi takut…Ground package yg aunty baca membuatkan aunty teruja sanagt nak gi…boleh tolong ke…aunty tinggal kat Ipoh ni.

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