Tourist In My Town

With a friend visiting from the UK, there was a wonderful opportunity for me to be both a “tourist guide”, as well as be a “tourist in my own town”.

We started the tour at Sydney’s new harbour reserve, Barangaroo. As it is still early days for the reserve, there’s a lot happening, including free tours. In a group of about eight people, we were guided by a young guy, Henry/Harry who talked about the history of the area prior to European settlement, as well as what’s happened since. We also tasted some bush tucker, and learned a little about the native fauna which was excellent. He was great.

From there we took the pedestrian walkway over the Sydney Harbour Bridge (great views without the expense of Bridge Climb), caught a ferry back to Circular Quay, visited Customs House (where you walk atop a glass panel and where below you there is a recreation of central Sydney), and finally had a late lunch at Sydney’s Paragon Hotel.

A wonderful afternoon, and terrific to be a “tourist in my own town”.