Beautiful One Day, Sydney the next

I flew down to Sydney for the ITE (Independent Travel Exchange).

A gathering of travel people from across the Australian tourism spectrum ~
Ozzie retailers, tour operators, suppliers of tourist accommodation, as well as the education sectors – A gathering of the clans and an opportunity to meet and discuss tourism related issues.

Southern Moreton Bay Islands


I love travel, and I love Journey Jottings so combining the two with a trip to Sydney couldn’t have been better ~

Flying out of Brisbane I look down to the beautiful South Moreton Bay Islands, with fleeting views between the clouds to sandy North Stradbroke Island in the distance (the second largest sand island after Fraser Island, in the world).

Flying into Sydney from Brisbane, the iconic Australian Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House comes into view out of the airplane window.

Flying into Sydney, with a view of the harbour

Once in Sydney, I head straight downtown, passing the beautiful green copper domes of Queen Victoria building.

The copper domes of Queen Victoria building

Onward, down George Street and the first glimpse of the harbour with the Sydney Opera House framed by flowering Jacaranda trees 🙂

First glimpse of the Opera House

Then into the Rocks, Sydney ~
The beautiful historic quarter of the city.

The historic Rocks precinct

…which is a step back in time

Sydney telephone box in the Rocks

before finally reaching the water’s edge.

The Opera House across Sydney Harbour’s water

Where, just around and under the bridge is the water-side venue.

Under the Sydney Harbour Bridge


Here, it was fabulous to meet up with Kristy from Groovy Grape Getaways, Sallie from Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin, Moira from the Dolphin Discovery Centre in Bunbury, Michael from Drive WA , and Peter of the CaPTA group of attractions in Tropical north Qld.

The day finished atop the YHA in the Rocks, where the weather turned a little ominous looking ~ but still… What a view 😉

View from the YHA deck

Then, home again home again jiggity jig…

Homeward bound

I love travelling in the country that I’m living


and seeing it through tourist eyes ~

Where have you been, and what have you seen recently?

14 thoughts on “Beautiful One Day, Sydney the next

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  2. Great photos of Sydney! We are travelling around Australia for a year and just spent a few days there. We really liked Sydney and might be back in a few months. We don’t think that the traffic will be gone by this time! lol

    • Excited to hear about your trip around Australia, and what a great way to be recording your trip with a photo a day –
      Hope you keep a few pencilled notes too as a tactile memento 🙂

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