The Sydney Fish Markets was one of the interesting places we went during our holiday in Sydney last year. This is an amazing place to visit. Everywhere there are food outlets, from fast foods through to full restaurants. Everywhere people a bustling along shoulder to shoulder vying for position. Some of the more popular vendors are shown by the length of the lineup of people snaking from their premises. Everywhere is the smell of fresh fish – or cooking seafood. The noise when we were there was probably a little higher than normal as it was school holiday time and there were a lot of children around.
During our recent stay in Sydney, my son suggested that we all head into the city one day and visit the Sydney Fish Markets for lunch. We all love seafood, so we needed very little convincing that this was a good idea.
We travelled first by train to Central Station and then caught the light rail tram to the markets.
The markets were extremely busy but this was the day after New Year’s Day, so I guess that we were just one of many groups of visitors in the city on that day. I believe it can also be quite busy during non-holiday times.
The sights, smells, sounds and atmosphere of these markets are a wonderful assault on the senses. I can only share a little of the visual impact; I didn’t record the smells to share with you on this blog!
On one of our excursions into the CBD of Sydney during our recent holidays we took the Metro Light Rail to the Sydney Fish Markets. Until we took this tram I was not aware that Sydney had a light rail system. Metro Transport runs the Metro Light Rail and they also run the Sydney Monorail which intersects with the light rail and then loops through parts of the CBD.
We didn’t take the monorail on this trip; you have to leave some fun for our next holiday in Sydney. We took the train from Artarmon, which is a five minute walk from our son’s home. We alighted at Central Station and then caught the light rail to the Sydney Fish Markets. These trams are quiet, quick, clean and arrive every few minutes throughout the day. On some sections the trams run for 24 hours a day every day of the year. My only criticism is that they are quite expensive to the length of the ride. Still, it saved a lot of walking.
The track goes from Central Railway Station and terminates at Lilyfield, going through Haymarket, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont Bay and Glebe.
During our day trip to Leura and Katoomba we stopped for afternoon tea in the picnic grounds at Govett’s Leap in the Blue Mountains. We had bought some nice goodies to eat from a local bakery.
During our picnic I made a list of the birds heard or seen in the surrounding forest, while my daughter caught up on a little reading.
After our visit to Katoomba we drove on to Govett’s Leap. On the way we bought some goodies from a local bakery for afternoon tea. At Govett’s Leap there is a very pleasant picnic ground complete with picnic tables. The scenery from the lookout is truly spectacular.