Australia Part 1: Sydney

Monday, June 06, 2011

How have you all been?!! I'm back in New York!
Australia was absolutely amazing; I almost didn't want to leave. I visited Sydney, Brisbane, Helensvale, The Gold Coast, and other areas while I was there. First, let me tell you about Sydney - I was only there for about 3 days with my mom.

It was so windy the day I arrived. I'm so glad I packed layers since it was becoming wintertime over there. I could see the Sydney Harbor Bridge from my hotel window in Kings Cross (that street is apparently a popular place for people to go clubbing at night, and a bit further down it was also the red light district).

I arrived in the early afternoon on the first day, so my mom & I just walked around the area. Sydney is a pretty small area - we walked half of it in just a couple of hours. We visited nearby parks, St. Mary's Cathedral, shopping areas, Hyde Park, Chinatown, and we passed by the Australian Museum.
The second day, we took the tour bus around Sydney. We passed by the same places we walked by plus a navy base, the public library of New South Wales, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbor Bridge, Sydney Hospital, Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre, Darling Harbor, tea house, Exchange Centre, and Pitt Street.
On our last day, we took the other tour bus that was much more scenic and showed us the views of the breathtaking Bondi Beach and its surrounding wealthy residential areas where there were views of the water & the whole city.
After those 3 days, I flew to Brisbane to see some family who live in Helensvale.

Next post will be about my visit to various parts on the Gold Coast! :) Stay tuned.

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59 comments :

Katie said...

Welcome back! :)

dictionary_of_fashion said...

Wonderful... My dream is to go in Sydney. :))
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Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Beautiful! I am totally a tour person. I might as wear well a camera around my neck and a Hawaiian shirt because I try to get it as much sightseeing as possible.

Can't wait for part II :)

dimi said...

Beautiful! I really appreciate all virtual tours! Can't wait for more pics!! :)

Dancing Branflake said...

Amazing photos! Welcome back and I am glad you had such a wonderful time.

Josie said...

Welcome back, doll! It looks absolutely stunning.
xo Josie
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Madalena Soares said...

Good to have you back. :) xoxo

the nyanzi report said...

fantastic pictures! great coverage.

Melanie's Randomness said...

Welcome back!! Good for you to go to Austrailia!! I can't wait to see all your posts from it!

A BRIT GREEK said...

Hope you had an amazing time. By the looks of it, you did!

Man i miss Oz, there's so much to see and do out there!
x.o.x.o

Empress said...

Welcome back Audrey! Your trip looks amazing, all the photos are gorgeous!

MM said...

Gorgeous place, amazing photos! I am glad you are back! xoxoxo

Cafe Fashionista said...

Welcome back, Audrey! I cannot wait to read more about your Australian adventures! :)

Maddy said...

Australia is my dream destination! And everything looks just as beautiful as I imagined it! I hope you give us all the scoop on what's happening down under :)

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

A warm welcome back. glad to see you blogging and I adore these fancy images of Australia. xx

modanista junkie said...

Welcome back doll! Oh I've never been to Australia, but it sure looks lovely!!!

Glad to have you back! :)

xoxo,
Mel

Couture Carrie said...

Welcome back, darling!
Gorgeous photos!

xoxox,
CC

Feeona said...

Lovely Photo's! I must get to Sydney some day soon (-:

Kim said...

wb to ny! how's the weather there? I'm from the west coast :)



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Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Welcome back! What a wonderful vacation! But coming home to NY in early June is such a treat too! Hope you're off to a happy new week!

xo Mary Jo

Sick by Trend said...

I need going to Australia :D beautiful pictures.

xx

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Dilan Dilir said...

lovely photos! :)

monica said...

ooooh pretty pretty pictures

i wanna go to australia now

janettaylor said...

Welcome back! Beautiful place and photos of course!

My Republic of Fashion said...

Sounds like an amazing holiday you had. The pictures are fantastic! Can't wait to see more. :)SarahD

Mizdragonfly said...

Looks like an amazing time!

K.

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Looks like an awesome time!

Christie said...

welcome back! Looks like you had a fab time! xo

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Krystal said...

wow, i would LOVE to visit there!! I think the plane ride is too long for me, haha!! Actually, now it's the farthest it will ever be and i hate flying ! the pictures are great though, i want to hear more!

Grace said...

Glad to have you back, Audrey! From your photos, Australia looks amazing, so I'm sure you had a great time. My best friend actually went there last summer and loved it, so it's definitely somewhere I'd like to visit.

drollgirl said...

lucky you! how i would love to visit! particularly if i could be tranquilized for the long flight to and from!!!

Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

Lovely photos! I adore Australia and hope I get to go back at some point! I'm glad you enjoyed your trip! Looking forward to more photos!

Dirt On The Rocks said...

how awesome! my family lives in brisbane, but i've never been. the pictures are lovely!

kavery said...

I've been to Melbourne and loved it. Was the flight really long? For us it's only a 3 to 4 hour flight

Francesca R said...

I want to go to Australia as well!!! These pictures are great!!
xx
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Haze said...

Great photos! Def a place on my places to visit. It looks beautiful.

xxo
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Anja @ Dolls Factory said...

Lovely, I'd love to visit Australia one day. Great photos. Hope you'll be posting more ...
Amazing!!!
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Tink3rbell said...

amazing trip!lucky u!

kumar said...

i love to visit sydney once

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La Mode En Rose said...

wow i would love to go there! it looks so beautiful!


kisses from La Mode En Rose = )

Diego R. Wyatt said...

Gorgeous photos! Australia looks beautiful. Can't wait to see the rest of your photos and hear more about your time down under.


Diego
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LoveK said...

wow spectacular photos! Hope you are enjoying Sydney...thank you for the lovely comment on my blog...I just followed you! Can't wait to catch up on all your posts!
Love K
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Susie Heymer said...

Pretty pictures! It must be wonderful!
Have a nice day!
Xoxo
Susie
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Lee Oliveira said...

I am so glad you are enjoying my country..
Sydney is amazing..
So sorry if I am unable to see you this time but I will be in NYC in sep
Lee x

Kimberly said...

great photos must have been amazing definitely one of my dreams is to visit Australia!

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heidihastings said...

Welcome back! These pics are a-ma-zing!!! I would love to go to Australia- the people there seem so friendly. :-) <3 H

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Audrey,

How neat that you got to take a holiday down under. I loved hearing about your trip and seeing your photographs. Isn't Sydney a great City - the shopping is great.
Look forward to seeing your Queensland photos.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I'm so glad to hear you and your family had an awesome trip! I love Australia and long to visit there one day. I love these photos! xoxo

Marielleheart said...

Thanks sweet! Nice images!

FashionJazz said...

Hey hun, not sure if my comment went through earlier..so happy to hear u had a lovely holiday! Looking forward to all your other posts, welcome back! Mwah x

!♥ m i m i said...

Lovely pics.

Love,
mimi

Oh to Be a Muse said...

thanks for these lovely pictures of Sydney--i can't wait to go to that opera house some day. looking forward to your next post with more photos!

Tara said...

welcome back in NY Audrey, i love all photos in this post, so great !

Isabel said...

im so jealous of your trip, ive never been to australia!

Bionica said...

Bondi Beach looks beautiful
but girl tell us about the shopping
the fashion
how was it? =)

-Bionica

Any Second Now said...

Your pictures look great! So jealous that you got to go to Australia. That's one of the places my husband and I need to definitely travel to. Maybe when my son is little bit older and can really enjoy it, we can go. Look forward to the next post!

xoxo
Cyrillynn

Marie said...

Welcome back! These are beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing.:D

***** Marie *****
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Shinigami_U said...

I would love to go to Australia one day.

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