After a long day of travelling we finally arrived at Mallacoota in Victoria. We had never been here before and were delighted with what we saw. The downside was that we only had one night here.
We booked into the local motel and then tidied up ready for dinner in the hotel dining room. The seafood was delicious, which I expected, seeing it is primarily a fishing town.
After dinner we decided to walk off our wonderful meal. Our daughter, a much faster walker than us, took her own route. We strolled down to the estuary and walked along the foreshore. At one stage in our walk we sat on a picnic seat on the point overlooking the inlet. Quite beautiful on a calm, warm summer’s evening after the sun had set.
We are determined to return here sometime in the future with our caravan. It is the kind of place you could gainfully stay a week or two, especially in the off season. Being the week after New Year, the foreshore was packed tightly with tents, caravans and boats. The picture above shows it well. Far too crowded for my liking.
There are many walks and drives in the area with a significant National Park to the east. There are several cruise boats like the one above as well. Taking a cruise up the river would be high on my list of things to do.
The world famous Sydney Opera House is certainly a well recognised landmark in Sydney Harbour. Good views of this unusual and quite beautiful building can be obtained from many vantage points around the harbour, including Circular Quay from where many of the boats and ferries depart and arrive.
An even better way of seeing this building is to take one of the ferries that travel from Circular Quay to many parts of the harbour.
You could also go on one of the many special cruise boats, or catch a small water taxi.
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Many boats and ferries ply the beautiful Sydney Harbour every day. For the local people these boats provide an easy and pleasant way to commute to work.
For the tourist and other visitors they provide an excellent means of seeing this beautiful city and the amazingly beautiful harbour.