Today Vik and family was joining us (they were here for a wedding and staying with family, today checking into the same hotel), and also joining us this afternoon were Jayesh & Priya. Kids were excited on catching up with Dian, Aaria and also meeting up with their Sydney cousins (Neha & Paya).
Vik rocked up at the hotel around 10:30, check-in process completed, now to start exploring Sydney together. First stop was Circular Quay. This going to be a long walk!
However before that was time for brunch, it was just past 11 am, walking past Din Tai Fung, we all decided that would be better than brunch! Dim Sims and Kump Pao Chicken with Fried Rice were on the menu. Kids were loving the Dim sims here.
Next was the long walk to circular quay. The first 10-15 minutes were great, kids were having a grand time all having fun. However it was after that Pooja starting complaining about her tired legs . We managed small baby steps and kept her moving.
At Circular Quay, decided against doing the sightseeing ferry tour which was over two hours and instead settled for the simple ferry to Pyrmont bay which would still give us the harbour bridge and Opera House views (and an easier walk back to the hotel – a big plus with kids). With the time savings we managed to squeeze in a visit to the Guylian cafe at the Rocks.
Back at the Ferry terminal, it was now time to head back to the hotel, kids were looking forward to this short ride.
(ferry ride from Circular Quay to Pyrmont Bay – the best views)
Ride to Pyrmont Bay terminal was only about 10 minutes, and it was only a further 5 mins walk to The Star. We were looking good for time, were meeting Jayesh, Priya and family at 3pm.
First though, an opportunity to take pics with “The Star” art work. Whilst going through that process, we heard someone calling us out from across the street, turning around it is none other than Jayesh and gang!
Quick freshen up, and off on the road, Dinner was in the Revolving restaurant in Sydney Tower. First a leisurely walk across Darling Harbour.
Finally at the tower lifts, had to go in two lots – did not want to overload the lifts!!
Arriving at the top, the view was WOW! Kids were more excited about the revolving floor rather than the view! Whilst the view was to die for, the same could not be said for the buffet. It was very lacking in variety. Nevertheless it was the catchup with friends that was more important and fun!
Back down from the tower, it was time for the long walk back to Darling Harbour.
Great fun night out with family/friends whom we have travelled with before. Kids had bonded really well with their cousins Neha & Payal – we need to have these catchups on a more regular basis = more holidays !