Today we set off for Sydney having discovered that an opal card will get us on every train, ferry and bus for 24 hours capped at only $15 considering the ferry alone costs that return - it's a steal
Weather is gorgeous (whoop whoop) and the views of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge are stunning as we arrive by ferry to Circular Quay, we can even see all the people walking along the top of the bridge on the Sydney harbour bridge walk
We get off the ferry and hear a Didgeridoo in full swing, it's a photo opp to play along with an elder of the Cadogan tribe of Sydney ironically named Uncle Max.
Matt jumps in to play with Max - total natural of course. We walk to the opera house and venture inside the concert hall, it is restricted but we tour the foyer and souvenir shop before having our lunch on the steps outside - can't beat it!
We stop at a coffee house with amazing views of the bridge and opera house and get a couple of strong flat whites - the camper is great but we are genuinely not sleeping so look like zombies during the day. It's not overly comfortable and the heat is intense at times.
The oldest part of Sydney is a place called The Rocks - it's where the lower working class would reside before the big boom drove them out - we check out the museum and learn about the Aboriginal tribe and how they have lacked a place in the history of Australia. People commonly mistakenly describe it as a new country but in fact the Aboriginal tribe have occupied it for 70,000 years so it's fair to say it's quite offensive to not acknowledge their heritage pre-colonisation, a lot is being done to highlight this. In one of the documentaries we discover Uncle Max, Matts' Aboriginal mate is the most respected and highest ranking tribe elder for Sydney - trust Matt!
We head onto the harbour bridge stopping at a Irish pub at the end of The Rocks - everyone is talking about the Foo Fighter gig and Matt starts twitching so we decide to check out the bridge after our drink and then go for the Sydney Olympic park stadium to scope out the ticket situation for the Foos!
We walk to the Eastern Pylon which is only $13 each and 200 steps (sweat was dripping I tell ye!) the views were phenomenal though out to the opera house, harbour and to the top of the bridge - 360 views to die for - so happy! We walked across the bridge then afterwards to the Wilson station and headed for the Olympic park.
The crowds were easy to follow - the park was buzzing with Foo fanatics and they had a live warm up band outdoors on a small stage - we headed straight for the box office hoping it was gonna have good news, thankfully it did! We got two seats in the middle facing the stage for face value £60 each - Matt's ecstatic!!! They released more tickets and had some left - someone was definitely taking pity on Matt upstairs!
It's an awesome gig, seats are perfect and Matt's in heaven - great night and typical Australian style we discover a free shuttle bus outside the venue straight to our campsite - can't beat it!! Love this country!