5 Destinations That Would Heal And Inspire You In Sydney
Have you read Mrs Hyerim’s writing about her journey in Perth? She and her husband didn’t just visit Perth though. After they spent three days in Perth, they moved to Sydney. There were a lot of places they visited since Sydney offered a lot of more.
After she was back from her holiday, we spent talking in our first resume lesson. She shared about her time in Perth and of course Sydney. There were a lot of stories and pictures along with it. Her husband works a lot every day, he barely gets off day, so they cherish every moment they can when they have time. They took this holiday as an escape to recharge themselves.
It was nice to listen to those stories. To complete the first part of her writing, I decided to write another one about Sydney according to her stories. Of course, to mention all those places would not be enough, I chose the most of places remained in her memory. This is the one that could really heal and inspire you. You could also find it in another place around the world, but in case you are happened to visit Sydney, why don’t give a short visit to these kind of place and be healed and inspired.
1. Sydney Fish Market
Food never disappoints you all the ways. Some people eat a lot when they get stressed, but some people also eat a lot when they get happy. Most of all, food always gets its place to either heal us or inspire us.
When Mrs. Hyerim was planning to visit Australia, this place was the first she wrote as she knew about it beforehand and really wanted to go here. She went to this fish market for lunch. There were fresh fishes, crabs and seafood in the fish market. It was the best meal she bought in her Australia’s trip.
As she was having her lunch, she and her husband sat between the market and the sea, that was a very nice moment. She could also see seagulls that wanted people food. Keep in your mind if you visit this place ”Don’t drop the food”.
Price: 2 adults $70 included one wine and one beer.
Address: Bank St & Pyrmont Bridge Road, Sydney, NSW 2009, Australia | How to get there: From Town Hall station, Park St, Stand J takes the bus 389 toward Maritime Museum and alights at Harris St after Pyrmont Bridge Rd. That’s the closest to Sidney Fish Market | Opening hours: 7AM - 4.30 PM
2. Botanic Gardens
Anything organic will always warm. And that’s true. Nature is something that no matter other things promise you something good, it always brings you better than any other things. Especially thing called flower. Even you don’t like it, somehow you just can’t hate it. Enjoy and being heal it is the only thing you get.
When she went to Sidney, the weather was so windy, she got very cold in front the opera house. Yet, the Botanic Gardens was not as cold as than opera house. The Botanic Gardens have many things, warm sunshine, green trees, and beautiful flowers. They were nice places for her.
Address: Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia | How to get there: You can take the T2 (or T3) towards City Circle via Museum or the other way, alights at Circular Quay, then walks about 5 minutes (350m) | Opening hours: 9AM - 5.30PM
3. Gap Park
The Gap is a zone of weakness in the cliff face and the erosion and collapse of the overhanging strata that will allow the ingress of the sea through there in time. To enjoy the sea from a different view is something else. You might get a new perception about other things.
The Gap Park is one of Sydney’s most popular tourist destinations. You can use the park for walking, harboring, ocean viewing, bird watching, whale watching and spotting major harbor events. If you are a history freak, you might like the park since it supports a rich history containing early fortifications, shipwreck relicts, and disused gun placements from past wars.
Address: Gap Road, Watsons Bay, NSW 2030, Australia | How to get there: Very close from Watsons Bay | Opening hours: Open 24 hours
4. Bondi Beach
There is no doubt when it comes to beach. As the sea is always calming ourselves, going to the beach is something that you can’t resist. There is always a reason to love coming to the beach. Many people like to walk through the beach, enjoy the view, the wave, take a picture, or even just watch other people. Some people spend their time in the beach to get inspired after that.
“Bondi” or “Boondi” is an Aboriginal word meaning water breaking over rocks or noise of water breaking over rocks. The Australian Museum records define Bondi as a place where a flight of Nullas takes place. It’s Australia’s most famous beach. Many people come to this place, especially the surfers. Its golden crescent and clear, turquoise waters never fail to impress, but there’s more to love about Bondi than the sand and surf. That’s why Mrs. Hyerim decided to visit this place. There are many alfresco cafés, yoga schools and weekend markets in the side streets.
You can walk along Sydney’s most scenic walk, then take a dip in the photogenic Bondi Icebergs pool. Stop to take in panoramic views across the Pacific Ocean, keep an eye out for migrating whales. If you like art, the you probably like The Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk that sets the stage for more than 100 sculptures by Australian and international artists during Sculpture exhibit. If you are a surfer, then don’t forget to ride the rolling waves. You can also hit the shops while window-shopping on Gould Street. They even have many food stalls serving many foods from breakfast time. When it comes to dinner time, you can dine with a view. It has a jaw-dropping ocean views with so many top-quality seafood.
As Mrs. Hyerim lives in Indonesia that has many beaches. She has visited many kinds of these places in Indonesia and Korea. Yet, if you like beaches of the sea, you might want to pay a visit here, just to enjoy the time, be healed and get inspired.
Address: 7 km East of Sydney CBD | How to get there: Express buses run to Bondi Beach from Sydney city center, and take about 30 minutes. Trains go from the city center to Bondi Junction, which is a 10 minute bus or taxi ride from the beach.
4. Watsons Bay
“The Watsons Bay is a very fantastic place. When I went there, and I took a picture, but I couldn’t put the beauty of the Watsons Bay in the picture,” said Mrs. Hyerim when she started to talk about Watsons Bay. Then she took her phone and started to show me her pictures.
While The Gap is an ocean cliff not the eastern, Watsons Bays is the views across the harbor to the Sydney Harbor Bridge. With stunning harbor views and gorgeous beaches, Watsons Bay is a great place to experience some of Sydney’s finest qualities.
You can take a stroll along the picturesque coastline or wine and have a good time there. For those who wish to settle into a long afternoon of views, cocktails and the warm bustle of a friendly crowd, then Watsons Bay is a perfect place for that. One of the best ways to enjoy the harbor views around Watsons Bay is to take a coastal walk. There are two walking paths from Watsons Bay wharf – one which takes you north pass Lady Bay Beach, which permits nude bathing, and then South Head where you can see the Hornby Lighthouse. Or, you can do like what Mrs. Hyerim did, she and her husband sat on the bench while enjoying the boats view from the harbor, talking and spending a really good time. What a nice refreshing time.
Address: 11 km (7mi) northwest of Sydney CBD | How to get there: Watsons Bay is also only a short drive away from Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach. The Line 380 bus travels along this route routinely.
5. Blue Mountain
What else do you need to heal and get you inspired? From the market to the garden, from the beach to the bay. Let’s end it to the mountain. Hiking to the peak might be tiring, but once you get to the top, the view would never lie It’s worth it.
The Blue Mountains get their name from the natural blue haze. Tiny droplets of oil released from the trees mixed with water vapor and sunlight to produce the distinctive color. You can explore the walking tracks, while admiring the native bushland, and enjoying the impressive rock shapes. You could see the famous Three Sisters rock formation and rode the steepest inclined railway in the world to an ancient forest.
“The blue mountain is a very amazing place. I have seen it by picture so I was way expecting about blue mountain. Yet, the blue mountain is quite similar to the real picture. It was just so wonderful. I took blue mountain hiking course. It was tiring, but it was a very nice experience,” said Mrs. Hyerim when she talked about The Blue Mountain.
Address: 50 km (31 mi) NW of Sydney CBD | How to get there: To get from Katoomba Station to Echo Point, you can take a local 686 bus and pay using Opal cards, a convenient way to pay for public transport with daily travel caps and $2.50 per person Sunday cap. Alternatively, you can tour with Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, a regular hop-on, hop-off service. It takes just two hours by train from Sydney’s Central Station to Katoomba, where you’ll find buses to some of the leading attractions