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Sydney Opera House

It’s been a week since getting to Australia, and I already feel like i’ve been here a month. Not because time is going slowly, but because there is just so much to do. I feel like a year will never be long enough to see everything this country has to offer.

Sydney alone has been a rollercoaster. I’m pretty sure I walked the whole city twice given the amounts of exploring I’ve done. I met a bunch of people at Bounce hostel with whom I did the usual pit stops. Sydney Harbour, Manly, as well as including Bondi Beach.

If you’re ever in Sydney, one of the highlights of your commute will be taking the Ferry. It’s one of the best views of the harbour, plus you can go for a day trip to Manly for just eight Australian dollars.

One of the most fun parts of this whole adventure in Sydney was to go feeding the kangaroos, wallabies and check out other animals like Koalas at Featherdale Wildlife Park.

The Wallabies and Kangaroos were pretty much roaming free and could choose whether or not to be fed. They have the largest collection of native animals in New South Wales, so it’s definitely worth a visit.

That said, while the Wallabies, Koalas and Kangaroos had open spaces, loads of the other animals didn’t. The crocodile was kept in a tiny, shallow swimming pool and the birds lived in fairly small cages making it impossible to fly around.

As someone who’s into animal welfare, the park definitely loses points for that.

Something that no one in Sydney should miss though is doing the three hour Bondi to Coogee hike. The views from the path are amazing with ocean views and beaches nestled in tiny alcoves. Not to mention that there is also art by sculptors that you can enjoy while hiking the trail.

So what would you like to do in Sydney? Circular Quay Ferry View Wallaby at Featherdale Wildlife Sanctuary Sydney to ManlyKoala at Featherdale Wildlife Sanctuary Parrot WatchingPenguins at Featherdale Wildlife Sanctuary Coastal Walk SydneyKangaroo Featherdale Sydney Opera HouseWallaby Feeding

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