An Odyssey Down Under: Australia and New Zealand Day 19

Monday, February 24

Our morning started with a lecture by a history teacher that shared with us all about Australia’s past and some of her family history as well, which was interesting because of the convicts on her husband’s side.

After the lecture we boarded our motorcoach for an exploration of the City of Sydney and its eastern suburbs. Our first stop was Dudley Page Reserve which is a park in Dover Heights.

We also stopped at The Gap which is an ocean cliff on the South Head peninsula and it faces the Tasman Sea. It is located in Watsons Bay which is another eastern suburb.

Macquarie Lighthouse

The original Macquarie Lighthouse was built in 1818. A replacement was built on the original site in 1883 and it continues to operate.

Bondi Beach was where we had lunch and enjoyed the views! Bondi Beach is one of the best beaches in the world. There were a lot of people enjoying the sand and surf!

Our afternoon was free. We went back to Sydney and Kay got ready to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It was a beautiful afternoon and warm. It was a highlight for Kay during our stay in Sydney.

We rode public transportation to get to our hotel to get ready for dinner.

Our ride!

Dinner was on our own this evening. We used an app to find a restaurant that offered a gluten free menu. We walked from our hotel to King Street Wharf at Darling Harbour where we enjoyed a delicious Italian meal sitting outside on the patio at Casa.

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