We wish we were in… Sydney! – Cruise Traveller

We wish we were in… Sydney!

DREAMS ARE FREE As you know, we are determined to keep dreaming about the trips we want to do (even during covid-19). Dreams are free after all. This week we’re dreaming about New South Wales sparkling capital – Sydney – and how it would be grand to be spending New Year’s Eve in Sydney – Australia’s oldest, biggest and arguably most beautiful city.


Circular Quay ©Destination NSW

Circular Quay is a hive of activity and the gateway to all the wonderful attractions that Sydney Harbour has to offer including Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Wouldn’t be nice to be strolling though this vibrant pocket of restaurants, shops and market stalls again? Do you have a favourite cafe or restaurant? 

The Three Sisters – NSW – by Tourism Australia

Not far out of the city is the magical Blue Mountains region. What we wouldn’t give to be walking the pathways between the “Three Sisters”, or descending into an ancient cave at nearby Janolan.  Even a trip around the local arts and crafts of Katoomba is just a joy.

Royal Botanic Gardens ©Destination NSW

No trip to Sydney is complete without a stroll through the stunning Royal Botanic Gardens, which feature 30 hectares of tranquil gardens in the heart of the city. We’d snatch up a picnic blanket and a basket of goodies on a sunny day and head out there without any qualms whatsoever!  Established in 1816, it is the oldest scientific institution in our country and is home to an outstanding collection of plants from Australia and overseas.

Bondi Beach by Anson Smart – Tourism Australia

From the rock pools at Cronulla Beach in the South, to the famous northern shores of Palm Beach where ‘Home and Away’ is filmed, the beaches of Sydney are beautiful and brimming with personality.  So while Bondi may be the most famous, a dip in any of the coves and corners of our harbour city would be beaut.

New Years Eve fireworks ©Sydney.com

Sydney throws a New Year’s Eve party unlike any other. More than one million people gather around Sydney Harbour to ring in the new year and to witness one of the most spectacular fireworks displays in the World. We would love to experience New Years Eve overlooking the harbour this year!

So, if like us you’d love to experience New Years’ Eve overlooking Sydney Harbour, dining out at Circular Quay or taking a dip in a salty wave – then add Sydney to your to-do list this year.