Dec 21, 2016

Visit to New South Wales - Sydney Nov14 to 18 2016 (PART 2)

Here my second parts of my Sydney trip. Lets start it!
Third day at Sydney after finish our breakfast, we meet up the driver at hotel lobby and transfer to the morning market ‘Moore Park Produce Markets’

Feel so loved once we arrive Moore Park Produce Market, surrounded by all the beautiful and colorful fresh flower. Such a great morning, enjoy our hot latte beside those beautiful garden.

Moore Park Produce Market’s aim is to connect everyone directly with the best NSW growers, producers, chefs and artisans. The market is curated by chef Matt Kemp, who is passionate about fresh local produce. Matt’s values are shared by all stallholders, and are enshrined in the Market Charter. Provenance, sustainability and product integrity are central to what we       do. In addition to showcasing the best in local produce and producers, the market features weekly workshops and cooking demonstrations.  Open every Wednesday and Saturday from 8AM to 2PM, the market is located undercover on the Showing at the Entertainment Quarter.  

After that, we transfer to Rosebery. Pop by Black Star Pastry, and try the famous strawberry watermelon cake – a star of Instagram! Finally, I tried it! Wanted to try it for so long!!! I still remember the favour of the cake, t's very light and refreshing. I personally think that this is the best cake I have ever tried. Never get tired of the taste. 

Details as below:
Black Star Pastry
            85-113 Dunning Ave, Rosebery, Sydney NSW
            T: + 61 2 9557 8656
Black Star Pastry is about real food. They work the old-fashioned way, handmade with love and integrity. They source their own produce from market so that it’s only the best quality and in tune with the seasons. No flavourings, dyes or anything unnatural is used in their food.

Take away a cup of my favorite hot latte. Then, we walk visit around and before process to lunch. The street is so beautiful. 

Process to lunch with stomach full of sweet =p Enjoy lunch at Three Blue Ducks (new Rosebery location). Great food in a relaxed atmosphere, every course was delicious and service lovely. I will be back! It was really good. The choice is rather limited but all the dishes we tasted were very good. You must try it if visit to Sydney.

Three Blue Ducks
1/85 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery, Sydney NSW
T: + 61 (0)2 9389 0010

Their heritage-listed warehouse café in Rosebery is the third site for Three Blue Ducks, alongside award-winning sister café-restaurants in Bronte and Byron Bay. At Rosebery, they focussing on unique dishes made with smoke and fire. Their wood fired oven and two charcoal pits add smokey elements to a lot of dishes each service.. Plus there are daily specials. 

Next stop, one of my favourite thing to so – Shopping time!! Meet up with our driver, and transfer to Chippendale. Explore Kensington Street and the nearby Central Park precinct with galleries, shopping, bars, cafes and restaurants. We didn’t do much shopping but we took a lot of picture at those beautiful street.

And, we make an early dinner at Kopi-Tian on Spice Alley  the “eat street” laneway off. Kensington Street, developed as a new foodie-favored precinct in 2015. Kopi-Tian on Spice Alley is an open air hawker-style food market, running parallel to Chippendale’s Kensington Street. Set in a series of connected courtyards, it offers stalls offering Thai, Singaporean, Malaysian, Hong Kong, Vietnamese, and Japanese street food. Enjoyed the atmosphere is this Asian styled market with all forms of Asian cuisine right at our doorsteps. With so many choices, we choose for Thai food. YEAH! The pad Thai taste so good. A paradise for those who love to eat!!

After that, we go back to our hotel. Take an early rest J  (Actually…. Girls talk session in hotel =p)

Day 4,
As usual, breakfast at our hotel lobby - Memento Bar & Kitchen.  After that, we depart to Port Stephens, it take around 2 hours drive.

We drop in  Murrays Brewery for lunch while on the way to Port Stephens. Such a great place, we have fun when visting there, fantastic food, beer , and music! It feel like lunch in the garden and so relax!!
Murray and the team have been brewing unique and off-beat naturally crafted beers since 2006, and in the process have won a bunch of awards and accolades – including Australia's Brewer of the Year. The craft beer bug bit Murray a few years before this, when he was on a trip to America. Legend has it he tried a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale at a roadside diner in California – and thought he'd died and gone to beer heaven! This experience inspired him to open his own brewery, so he could brew and enjoy the beers he wanted to drink back home in Australia.

Restaurant Details:
Murrays Brewery/Port Stephens Winery
3443 Nelson Bay Rd, Bobs Farm, NSW
T: 02 4982 6411

After lunch, we depart to WIlliamtown, it take around 15 min drive. Arrive at Stockton Sand Dunes for a 2-hour quad biking experience with Sand Dune Adventures.
Weather is too hot on that day, and I got serious headache suddenly. That why I rest inside the car and didn’t join them for fun. Anyway,  once I saw May and Nana picture, I was so envy… OMG!! The view is SUPERRRRRR AMAZINGGGG!!! I wanna to try it next time…

Tour concludes for today. Then we make our way to Nelson Bay in Port Stephens, it takes around 30 mins drive.
Check in at our accommodation The Nelson Resort. A perfect location for a weekend getaway. View stunning and the staff are very professional and pleasant. Great location in the heart of Nelson Bay. The Nelson Resort is the most convenient Nelson Bay Accommodation located in the heart of Nelson Bay. Fabulous beaches are only minutes’ walk away, along with the marina and its great bars and restaurants. Stroll to the shops, movies or for coffee. All rooms feature private balconies, most with views through the park towards the marina and Nelson Bay. Survey around our hotel.

AND, we enjoy our first day Nelson Bay dinner at Little Beach Boathouse. This is Nelson Bay’s newest waterfront restaurant, with uninterrupted views over the ocean, and a modern Australian menu. Their food is super nice!  Little Beach Boathouse offers everything you could need if wanting to dine out while in Port Stephens – a beachside setting, local produce, fresh modern Australian cuisine, beachy furnishings + interiors + local products to take home. Definitely worth a visit when come to Port Stephens.

What we order for dinner... Lets see ( I miss their desserts so much now). Thanks so much for providing the best view table for us!!


Day 5, we start our start at A favourite cafe for the local residents of Nelson Bay. Casual setting with funky music and a great leafy deck with views to the Bay. Love them all! The café just located on-site at our hotel.

Café details:
Little Nel Cafe, The Nelson Resort
1 Government Road, Nelson Bay
T: 02 4916 4600

Finish breakfast and return to our accommodation. Change cloth and depart to Dolphin Watch Cruise, hosted by Moonshadow Cruises.  Moonshadow Cruises offer the largest and most luxurious cruises in Port Stephens. The Dolphin Watch is a 1.5 hour cruise, with a 99% success rating in spotting these majestic creatures.

Spotting these majestic creatures on largest and most luxurious cruise in Port Stephens. Xciting! Port Stephens is dolphin paradise and there is no better way to experience the beauty of this paradise than to take a cruise. AND, we are so lucky to see Dolphin just swim around the cruise. They are really cute!!

We back to our hotel after the 1.5 hours cruise, and prepare to check out. Process to lunch before we heading to airport.
Enjoy lunch at Crest at Birubi Beach. Located within the Birubi Point Surf Life Saving Club in Anna Bay, Crest Birubi Beach is an iconic destination venue for fine food, gatherings and events. The award winning designed building is perched at the northern end of the Stockton Bight with views across the Stockton Sand Dunes, Worimi Conservation Lands and beyond. Boasting a picture perfect view, clear turquoise water and an endless sandy beach, you will not find a more stunning location in Port Stephens than Crest Birubi Beach.

Restaurant Details:
Crest at Birubi Beach
73 James Paterson Street, Anna Bay, NSW (inside the Birubi Beach SLSC)
T: 02 4919 0446

This is all about the amazing trip in New South Wales! Thanks so much for Destination NSW invitation and AirAsiaX… I will come back again!! A Beautiful city which worth to visit again J

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