We are planning a trip to Australia in late February 2013, and after spending time in Melbourne, GOR, Port Douglas and Uluru, we plan to end our trip in Sydney. We will have 5 nights in Sydney (i.e. 4 full days), before flying home. Here is a tentative itinerary :
Day 1 : Reach Sydney in evening. Probably stay at Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel in Rocks area. No time to do much today.
Day 2 : Botanic Gardens, Macquarie Street, Queen Victoria Building and Strand Arcade in morning. In afternoon, walk across Harbour Bridge, walk around Rocks, and catch an evening performance at the Opera House.
Day 3 : Morning : take ferry to Manly and do the scenic walk to Spit Bridge. Lunch at Manly and return by bus. Afternoon - stroll near Darling Harbour, Sydney Aquarium and Paddy's Market. Dinner at Potts Point, followed by a peek at Kings Cross area.
Day 4 : Day trip to Blue Mountains / Katoomba by train (with Explorer bus at Katoomba).
Day 5 : Paddington Saturday market, followed by lunch at Bondi beach. Afternoon - walk from Bondi to Coogee. Dinner at Surry Hills or somewhere.
Day 6 : Fly back home in morning.
Please advise us on the following :
1. Does the above itinerary sound reasonable, or is it too full on certain days ?
2. What is the best way of transportation around Sydney for the above itinerary ? Should we buy any Multipasses ?
3. Any place which we are missing out on ?
4. Is Kings Cross area safe to wander around on a weekday night ?