2018.3.8， 中午到旅馆，休整，调时差，住Bounce Sydney Hostel
Mar.8th, 2018, arrive at Bounce Sydney hotel at noon and adjust the time zone and have a rest
Mar.9th, 2018 visit Blue Mountain, stayed at Sydney
Mar. 10th, 2018, visit Sydney aquarium, Sydney Harbour Bridge and see the Opera of Trraviata at Sydney Opera House at night
Mar. 11th, 2018, visit Sydney zoo and Sydney university
Mar.12th, 2018, visit Sydney Royal Botanic Garden, Art Gallery of New South Wales,Sydney Parliament,shopping and go to Melbourne by train
Mar.13th, 2018 wandering in Melbourne, stay at Melbourne
Mar.14th 2018 St Kilda Beach
Mar. 15th 2018 Phillip island
Mar.16th, 2018 Dandenong Ranges National Park
Mar.17th-18th, two day trips of Great Ocean Road
Mar.19th, 2018 get on the train from Melbourne to Sydney in the morning
Mar. 20th, 2018 have a rest at Sydney Royal Botanic Garden, take a plane from Sydney to Queens town ( New Zealand)
It's fresh that the dogs smell the drugs instead of machines and the customs' checking. It's expensive overall while health and skincare products are cheap and natural. The sweets in Australia is really sweet and not suitable for me, grapes and hot pot become my daily. It's very expensive for accommodation, and it costs close to 50 Australian dollars. It's better to stay at airbnb.
There are different transporation cards in Sydney and Melbourne.
It's not popular for public transportation in Australia, and there's few scene between cities, which is more suitable for planes. Speaking of the view near the cities, driving a car or joining a tour group is better. I planned to visit Australia in a circle by plane, but I cancelled when I found I didn't like Australian and the instant air tickets were expensive. So I changed to stay in Sydney for one week and Melbourne for another week. Maybe I didn't see the most beautiful view in Australia, but I experienced Australia.
I went to Blue Mountain by train, and the train has two layers, convenient to see the view.
很喜欢这些城市雕塑，带有动物的，很可爱啊 I like the city sculptures with animal styles. It's really lovely.
Though I don't like LV, it's adorable of the dogs in the window.
There is few places that need tickets, it's free for state owned, and only private sceneries need tickets. I walked in Art Gallery of New South Wales. Forgive my ignorance of the paintings.
I chose night train from Sydney to Melbourne. In fact, if you book the air ticket earlier, it costs same as the train ticket, and some sightseeing trains are much more expensive than the air tickets. It's not a usual traffic vehicle to Australian. Therefore there are not many people on the train and the luggage within 20KG can be left and after you arrive at the destination, you can take it immediately. I saw several old mem who are about 70. Maybe it lacks labour force badly.
I prefer Sydney to Melbourne. There's nothing special of Sydney gardens and zoos. So I didn't try city sightseeing in Melbourne. It is old when it is full of electrical tram buses in Melbourne.
It is a little tiring withou a car or a tour group. There are a lot of trains while few buses in the suburb of Melbourne, and some buses even end at about 4 p.m.
It's better to order the hiking tour group in advance. There are a lot of poison animals and it's safe to follow a hiking group. I missed to order the hiking route because of the time.
I saw the Chinese introduction of all the stations of Puffing Billy steam train when I passed by Belgrave station, it has few trains and better to go there in the morning and spend a whole day there.
You can see penguins at sunset at Philip Island. However there's no buses back to Melbourne after sunset. So I suggest a tour group or stay one night at Philip Island.
An old man made a wrong destination bus ticket for me and it leads to more than 2 hours late to Philip island. I thought the bus ticket is only within zones and I am free to the zones without any destination. So I didn't find the destination wrong at first sight. The staff doesn't feel sorry about that. It means you are not careful enough to check. And all the tickets maybe wrong in Australia while it's not the staff's responsibility but the customers'. It's a common situation after I communicate with other tourists.
When I ask a ticket question at the ticket office, she can reply to me that she is not in charge of that. It's so cold in Australia and it's better to solve all the problem with my own IQ.
I was sitting in the park in Sydney and someone came to ask a few question in 2 minutes, and the receptionist of the hotel could answered to you it was not his working time only because I didn't see the 2 persons were in a queue.Sometimes Australian explains rudeness perfectly.
I met friendly Australians also, and as white as vampires.You can only drive or join a tour group because of bad public transportation at Great Ocean Road. The Chinese guide told a lot related to Australia and I had a good time for 2 days trip.
Twelve Apostles is the most famous spot at Great Ocean Road. It is windy and the most beautiful is the layers of white waves, which reminded me of Song of the sea.
The video shows the white waves well, and I saw it in the film directed by Miyazaki Hayao.
Wandering 2 weeks in Australia, I found each country had its own feature.