Playing tourist

It’s been a good few months now since I packed up home in London and returned to Sydney and I’m surprised to realise just how quickly I’d started to take the everyday things here for granted within such a relatively short period of time.

Over the past two weeks I’ve had a chance to play tourist in my hometown while a friend of mine has been visiting from the UK.  It’s been a lot of fun and a wonderful reminder of how truly blessed us Sydney-siders are when it comes to the wealth of things to be enjoyed here in our very own backyard.

With so many photos to choose from, here are just a few of the highlights.

Spectacular views and glimpses of our colourful wildlife along the coastal walk between Coogee and Bondi Beach.

Bondi beach

Rainbow lorikeetA chance to walk in some of our beautiful bushland and take in a few of the sights within an hour or so from our CBD, including the Royal National Park.

Waterfall, Royal National Park

Housboating on the Hawkesbury River.

Hawkesbury River

And soaking up the awesome vistas in the Blue Mountains.

Three sisters, Blue Mountains

 A trip to Taronga Zoo was a must.untitled-9


Red-tailed Black Cockatoos Major Mitchell Cockatoo in flight

As was hitting the town for some great food and drinks.
Long lunch at the Boat House, Balmoral Fish and Chips and Bloody Marys at the Beach Club, Watsons Bay Drinks at the Norfolk, Surry Hills Lunch and drinks at Bondi's Icebergs

And of course, time spent on and around our beautiful Harbour.

Sydney HarbourIf you haven’t been out recently in your own home town, I’d highly recommend getting out there and playing tourist for a day.  It’s a great way to remind ourselves of the treasures under our very own noses.  If you do, be sure to drop me a line and tell me what you find!

2 Comments on Playing tourist

  1. Kate
    30/11/2014 at 11:58 pm (8 years ago)

    These photos are amazing. Just wondering where about in the Royal National Park the waterfall shot was taken?

    • Rachel
      08/12/2014 at 1:32 pm (8 years ago)

      Thanks Kate, I’m so glad you like my photos. Sydney really does have some beautiful places right at our doorstep! The Waterfall is beautiful, its called National Falls. If you turn onto McKell Ave from Lady Wakehurst Drive, its the second designated parking spot on the RHS of the road. Hope this map ( helps you to visualise where I’m talking about 🙂


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