Royal National Park & Sydney Free Walking Tour
Trip Start May 18, 2004
53Trip End Jul 08, 2013
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When I reached Gymea after having asked directions twice, somehow I was thinking about another walk in Kuring Gai Chase National Park... You may think I am crazy, but I was really tempted to go there at the time, although I was really tired. However, when I bought a train ticket, a good idea hit on me. That was a Sydney walking tour, which would start at 2:30 at Town Hall. According to TripAdvisor.com, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Sydney and, judging from its reviews, it seemed suitable not only for first-time visitors to Sydney but also for frequent visitors or even residents. Furthermore, it is free! I made up my mind to join it.
I arrived at Town Hall right on time, but the tour started five minutes later. The guide Justine was very informative and knowledgeable and her story was interesting. I learned tidbit of Australian history and related monuments in Sydney. I had visited Sydney many times and I finally realised I didn't know much about Sydney and Australian history in the tour
It was around half past six, when I came back to my hostel. I was lying on my bed, thinking about fireworks display in Darling Harbour in the evening. It was not a must-see for me, but I had nothing to do on the night, so I walked down to the harbour with the friend Jay, who I had just met in the hostel. Actually the harbour was a bit far from our hostel and we arrived at ten past nine, but the fireworks display had just started. Although it was beautiful, it didn't last long like 5 minutes. We stayed there for a while even after it finished, taking some pictures. There were some Santa Clause figures on a wall of shops around there.