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.
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.
Once in Sydney, I head straight downtown, passing the beautiful green 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 🙂
Then into the Rocks, Sydney ~
The beautiful historic quarter of the city.
…which is a step back in time
before finally reaching the water’s edge.
Where, just around and under the bridge is the water-side venue.
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 😉
Then, home again home again jiggity jig…
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?