G’day Mate from the land down under! The city of Sydney, Australia hosted the summer Olympics in 2000. But many of the icons of the city, including the Sydney Harbor Bridge and the world-famous Opera House, were familiar to us before the games. There are so many attractions from the amazing Sydney Zoo and the surf haven of Bondi Beach. The city stretches along the Sydney Harbor making water an important part of the city and water taxis are a great way to quickly to the next location.
One Australian adventure that is “a must” do is climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge. The structure is referred to as “the Coat Hanger” by locals. Unfortunately no cameras were allow for our safety and the safety of the cars on the bridge below us. As such the only picture is of the sign as you enter the building before you to climb to the top. Surprisingly despite the pouring rain and 80 mph wind gusts the climb was allowed to proceed, and it was the best experience of my life! Wearing a special jumpsuit and being securely tied down climbers reach the top of the arch 440 feet above the harbor. Not only is there great views of the city, it is an amazing workout. It is an incredible experience that is highly recommend anyone who is not afraid of heights.
Toodle-oo (an Australian farewell) Sydney! Next time I come I need more time to explore all your adventures.