We started our trip on friday full of excitement and headed straight to Bald Hill for some morning tea whilst taking in the beautiful view. Our second stop was The Gardens of Alexandria in Sydney where we adventured around the gorgeous gardens looking at all of the Barbie displays, petting the animals, and ate a nice meal to fuel ourselves for the afternoon. We headed to The Mercure and unpacked our bags to settle into our new home for the next few days. After resting from the big morning, we set off to adventure central Sydney and take a look at all the big buildings surrounding our hotel and to decide where we wanted to enjoy dinner. We decided on Italian and stopped at Andiamo for a delicious meal. We then took off to explore Darling Harbour that the night, and enjoyed some ice cream to round out our first day.
Saturday morning we woke up and headed straight down to buffet and filled our bellies to start the day, then headed straight to Bondi. Our first stop was the markets where we walked around and looked at all the stalls whilst enjoying the live music, and of course pet the dogs at the puppy parking section. We then headed to look at the awesome street art, walked by the famous lifeguard towers, stopped by the skatepark to see some cool tricks, and had some fun in the sand! We went to North Bondi RSL and had an amazing lunch with a view overlooking Bondi Beach. We headed back to the hotel to rest, then began an afternoon of travelling starting with catching a train to Circular Quay, walked around the harbour, then hopped on a Ferry to Manly. We had a brief look around Manly and then went straight to The Barvarian to have a big dinner, and cheer on The Matildas! After our bellies were full we set on our journey back to the hotel to get plenty of rest for the big day ahead.
Sunday morning we all woke up bright and chirpy excited that the day has finally arrived! We started our day at the buffet (of course) then hopped straight on the train to Circular Quay, hopped off, and a short walk later we had arrived at the Home and Away bus! We hopped on full of excitement where Adam Rowland, who plays “Remi”, joined us and told us all the insights about filming and answered all questions we had! Beside any spoilers. Our first stop of the day was at the Manly Clubhouse where we got some merchandise signed, some photos, and a great chat!
Our second stop was Summer Bay where we had some lunch, then explored the area before heading back to Manly. Before arriving in Manly we made one last stop to look at the famous houses used for filming.
We arrived in Manly and hopped on a Ferry to Circular Quay. We finished the day with a short walk around to find a restaurant, talked about our highlights of the day and enjoyed our last dinner together.
Monday morning we enjoyed the buffet one last time before heading to the Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens. We walked around the beautiful gardens then decided we wanted to face some fears whilst taking in the beautiful 360 views of Sydney by going up the famous Sydney Tower Eye. After being brave for the morning we enjoyed one last lunch together before heading back to Edney Lane and saying our sad goodbyes.