It is Monday, December 22nd here in Sydney. Our ship arrived around 6am and we were able to get to the Circular Quay train station with our luggage just fine, then on a train to Central Station, then walked those suitcases up several blocks to get to this fabulous Meriton Serviced Apartments on Campbell St. This high rise was build in 2011 and the rooms are wonderful - king bed, kitchen, dining table, full washer and dryer separate, free Wifi ( 1GB) a day - and very close to many areas to explore. We walked to the Botanical Gardens again, then around the central business district (called CBD by Aussies) and went to a market to get some groceries for breakfast each day. We are on the 16th floor so it is really quiet.
Disembarking from the ship today was very easy and we enjoyed our 7 days learning about Tasmania, Melboure, and the many culttures that were present on the ship.
Just four days til Christmas in the States and last minute planning happening....hope your next few days are joyful. Hugs ---RH