We spent Friday night in the Hunter Valley Wine Country. Saturday morning we drove into Sydney and across the Sydney Harbor bridge.
We parked on the street in Sydney and walked through the Botanical Garden and around the Sydney Opera House. Sydney really is a beautiful city.
It was raining off and on all day. When we were inside the Opera House it started really pouring. We were glad to be inside. Outside they were setting up for the Australian Record Industry Awards.
After our walk around downtown Sydney we got in the car and headed south again. The town of Wollongong is called The Gong, even on the street signs. I almost bought an "I Love the Gong" souvenir.
With the help of the Visitor center in Wollongong we were able to find a room for the night. Being near Sydney and a Saturday night the accommodation was our most expensive of the trip (although not the nicest).
We walked in the pouring rain to the waterfront and had one of the best meals we have had on this trip. At The Dunes Brasserie in Wollongong we ordered the seafood sampler for two and had a mouth watering feast of crab, fish, chips, oysters, smoked salmon, prawns, calamari and scallops. It was fantastic! As we walked back to our hotel the rain had stopped and we could see stars. it was a wonderful end to a great day.