Sydney Notes


  • hen you’re out in Bondi, do the coastal walk to Bronte. It takes about 45mins and is great if the weather’s good (which it usually is). Taronga Zoo is quite good, and your best chance of seeing some native animals, and since it’s right on the harbour you can get the ferry over to it (15mins) from Circular Quay. You can rent kayaks over by Spit Bridge and go for a paddle around the inner harbour if you like. Also, the water will be about 18-19C at this stage, so a swim at any of the beaches will be an option. Balmoral beach is one of the nicer harbour beaches if you’re not into surf.

To Do

  • Taronga Zoo to Balmoral Beach Walk: This walk will give you a good look at a historic Sydney suburb, bushwalk and Harbour views (and some great views back to the Bridge & CBD), harbour beaches, and old army land returned to parkland… Clifton Gardens is an old pleasure ground, cafe there (and restaurant, probably require a booking) to refresh half-way… at Balmoral Beach, ‘Bottom of the Harbour’ fish & chips is good


  • In the Rocks, go to the Australian Hotel and have a kangaroo & emu pizza – it’s delicious!!

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