Today we went into Sydney! We got the train (they're so luxurious compared to the ways we've travelled in Asia but still so much cheaper than England) and were in Sydney by lunchtime. Obviously some junk food was required so we had a quick stop at hungry Jacks and then wandered around. It was so surreal to see the Sydney opera house and strangely anticlimactic- possibly why I look so miserable in the photos of us outside haha.
We also saw harbour bridge and it was just nice and sunny to walk around in. We headed to the botanical gardens which were pretty and sat by a big pond, though we were a bit unnerved after seeing some massive eels. Afterwards we went to our hostel and checked in. It was sooo nice for a hostel, reflected in the price ($52 each for a night) but it's so central and clean and nice that it was justified. We stayed there for most of the afternoon then went into the city and took advantage of a pub's happy hour and got some food.
At 9ish we went to see vivid which is a big light show on in Sydney at the moment. The buildings all looked amazing lit up. I didn't have my camera hence the lack of photos but later we went to the hostel roof terrace and just seeing the city at night was really nice.