Driving south from Gosford to Sydney.
Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour were all waiting for me after my leasurely drive down the east coast from Surfers Paradise in QLD.
It was a great drive down from from Surfers Paradise to Sydney stopping at Kingscliff, Yamba, Port Macquarie, Forster-Tuncurry, Gosford & Coogee. Also dropped into Maroubra which is a place I have not seen for over 50 years. Just click on the links to see my photo blogs.
The historic Roseville Cinema
On the road between Hornsby & Sydney is The historic Roseville Cinema on the Pacific Highway, noted for its art deco facade. It became Traynor’s Picture Palace in 1919, but did not become a full-scale cinema until 1936. Roseville Cinema was renovated & updated to two screens in 1995.
Approaching the Harbour Bridge
Not too much traffic on a Sunday morning.
World famous Sydney Opera House.
A fabulous iconic Sydney landmark.
Sydney City Boats Beaches Harbour
Huge ships dock at Circular Quay because they are too tall to go under the Harbour Bridge.
Naturally Bill had to climb it. ?
Being an ex Para Military man who has made over 500 parachute jumps my friend Bill Austin naturally had to climb to the top of the bridge, and what an amazing view he had from there.
Sydney Harbour Ferry
Circular Quay ferry terminal.
The famous Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Openned in 1933 it is certainly Australia’s best known landmark.
For a very good room rate at the Holiday Inn walking distance to Circular Quay just book through THIS LINK.
From the Manly ferry
After leaving Circular Quay we pass the Opera House on the way to Manly.
These boats are moored at the Royal Motor Yacht Club of NSW.
The Sydney Harbour foreshaw
Sydney harbour is quite amazing, certainly the best in the world.
About a 45 minute journey across the wonderful harbour.
My lovely friend Sue from Shanghai
A little further north.
Dee Why beach is about 7 kms noth of Manly.
For a good place to stay 1/2 way between Manly & Dee Why just book through THIS LINK.
Lets jump to the South side of the harbour
Here is the city skyline from Watsons Bay.
Doyles on the Beach
On this the original site, Doyles opened Australia’s first seafood restaurant in 1885.
Catalina Restaurant Rose Bay
Family-owned waterfront restaurant known for its upmarket seafood dishes and open veranda bar.
Next stop Bondi Junction
The junction is very quite indeed of a Sunday.
This trip I skipped Bondi Beach & went further south straight to Maroubra. For lots more photos just follow THIS LINK.
More photos HERE.
ORIGINALLY BUILT BY TOOTH & CO. IN 1938 & RECENTLY RESTORED TO ITS ART-DECO GLORY, THE ROBIN HOOD HOTEL IS LOCATED ON THE CORNER OF BRONTE AND CARRINGTON ROADS IN WAVERLEY (CHARING CROSS).
Wonderful antique pub signs
When I was growing up I remember these great signs were on most Australian pubs.
Typical old Australian home in Waverley.
I would hate to think what it’s worth today, Sydney prices are outragious.
House prices in Waverley
As you can see you need plenty of money to live in Sydney. 🙂
My road trip from QLD has ended
My Honda rental car never missed a beat, time to head to the airport.
It’s worth checking their promotional prices, ofter you can get a terrific rate to relocate one of their vehicles. In my case I rented for 6 days at $19 aud per day. Picked it up at Surfers Paradise & dropped it off at Sydney airport.
Certainly one of the world’s great coastlines.
A Qantas kerosene canary
However I’m flying Singapore Air which leaves Qantas for dead.
As we taxi out you can see the Novatel at Brighton, so if you want to stay near the airport just bokk through THIS LINK for an excellent rate.
That’s all folks