Australia never fails to amaze me. Every different state features something so unique to the other, and the scenery – whether it being the ocean or mountains, can be breathtakingly beautiful. Yesterday I had another moment, a moment much different to anything I’ve experienced here before. We’ve been staying within The Blue Mountains, just outside Sydney, for the past couple of days, and our day exploring the gorgeous area was memorable, to say the least.
“Breathtaking” is the perfect adjective to describe my thoughts throughout my time travelling up The Great Ocean Road. Every corner we turned, every hill we climbed and the fresh air in our faces, we felt incredibly humbled to be where we were. It was exactly what I was expecting but better, and has thus far been one of the biggest highlights of Australia.
I’ve recently published a blog post highlighting my true feelings regarding Melbourne. I suppose in short, it didn’t have the get up and go feeling like I’ve had with other places in Australia and in blunt, I thought it was very overrated. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t had a fun time and there are still a handful of places I can write about as recommendations.
I’ve found that since travelling, my favourite places in Australia thus far have all been places we have accidentally found or had been recommended by somebody living in Australia. Tourists are quick to flock to the popular, well known attractions, but I find it so rewarding discovering beautiful new places that blow me away. During our stay in Sydney, we had to visit Bondi and see what all of the fuss was about, but we ended up finding something just as special that afternoon.
Wow, where do I begin? This weekend has been the most unreal experience and I still don’t think it’s sunk in yet. On Saturday morning we arrived in Sydney, a city I never imagined visiting. It’s the city you instantly think about when picturing Australia. The Opera House is the first image you see whenever searching for anything Australia wise, and the Harbour Bridge NYE firework display is supposed to be the best in the world.