Day 1 We took QF128 (my first time taking Qantas Airways) from Hong Kong to Sydney, arrived Sydney at around 7:15am. Arrived The Langham Sydney before 8:30am, too early for checking-in, we left our luggage and started to explore hotel’s surrounding area, Barangaroo, George Street area & The Strand Arcade. A shortcut from hotel to Barangaroo... Continue Reading →
My new gear - Manfrotto Pixi Evo. Though it is a lightweight mini tripod, weights only 260g, the maximum load capacity is 2.5 Kg, good enough for my DSLR camera, EOS 6D Mark II and the lens I commonly used for travel, EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM. Manfrotto Pixi Evo vs Manfrotto Pixi
Sokyo, a Japanese-inspired restaurant in The Star Sydney Usuzukuri, Ikijime snapper thinly sliced, shio konbu, micro herbs, lime soy vinaigrette Kingfish Miso Ceviche, Green chilli, crispy potato, miso ceviche Ocean Trout, Yukari & wasabi salsa, yuzu soy, garlic chips Lobster, Papaya pomelo salad, Spicy mayo Red Snapper, Coriander salad, black pepper chilli vinegar Cuttlefish, Chilli... Continue Reading →
Last night in Sydney Barangaroo ferry wharf We took ferry from Barangaroo to Pyrmont Bay Pyrmont Bay
Barangaroo at night We tried to find something to eat after returning to Sydney from Wolgan Valley. But we were too late. Most of the restaurants are closed after 3:00pm, only The Canteen @ Barangaroo is still open. Turkish food @ Adanos Gril Salad @ Pasta Pantry
Back to Sydney Stayed 2 more nights at The Langham Sydney Stayed in Executive Harbour room Harbour view My parents in law stayed in Terrace Room with Harbour view, nice.
We walked back from Panorama Deck to the resort Southern Track, a 2.4Km walking track Woo, we saw a Wombat! But it is not a good sign to see them during daytime, healthy Wombats usually only come out at night. Skin infection on both arms Another Wombat One more Wombat I was so sad to see this... Continue Reading →
Took this car to Panorama Deck Nice view for picnic Picnic backet Tomato & Mozzarella Salad Pear & rocket salad Wollemi Pine Grove We walked back to the resort, Panorama Deck is only 2.4km away from the resort, not far away.
The 1.5 hrs horse riding trails include river crossings, gloriously scenic hills, open grasslands and native eucalypt woodlands. The name of the horse I rode is Ghost Our field guide Isabelle and horse Nero Split Ear (brown) and Ghost (white)
After the Signature Nocturnal tour, we had another tour, Private Stargazing and Campfire Experience. The campfire experience at 1832 Heritage Homestead Fired marshmallow and Port wine Surprise, we saw a Wombat For stargazing, we didn’t have luck to have a clear sky, not much to see.
You can see a lot of Kangaroos & Wallabies in the Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, but I still recommend to join the Nocturnal tour because you can see a lot of Wombats. The 1 hour Nocturnal tour was started at 6:00pm Wombat Another Wombat Mother Wombat and her Joey Sad to see a mange-infected wombat,... Continue Reading →
On our second day in Wolgan Valley, when we walked back to our villa We saw a Wombat What a surprise! We were so excited to see a Wombat But then we found that the Wombat may has health problem ... It seems that the Wombat has skin problem ... Hair loss and thickened skin... Continue Reading →
A guided tour though the stables Wolgan Valley’s friendly horses Their favourite treats, green apple
Western Loop is a 16.5KM walking route, we only finished a small part of it Prospector's Slope Crossing the Wolgan River Big Rock
Our Villa # 6 Mountain bicycles Double-sided fireplace Private veranda Walk-in dressing room Bathroom Private pool Courtyard garden
A 5.5 hours long journey (with 3 stops) from Sydney to Wolgan Valley (around 2.5 - 3 hours if you drive directly) Arrived Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley finally Main Homestead Hello Wombat View from the terrace of Main Homestead One&Only Spa A lot of Kangaroos & Wallabies in the resort
Pate de porc, cornichons, onion Escargots a la bourguignonne Bouillabaisse Cliff drive View from Cliff drive Rooster Restaurant and Jamison Guesthouse 48 Merriwa Street Katoomba NSW 2780
On the way to Wolgan Valley A stop at Echo Point lookout in Katoomba Three Sisters The Three Sisters is part of Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area