I had booked a shared transfer from the airport to my hotel. It was $18 AUD, while the metro has an outrageous $20 platform fee at the airport.
I was actually able to check into my hotel quite early in the morning. The room is nice, but not fancy.
I took a shower then took the metro to Circular Quay.
I walked from Circular Quay to the Government House which has free tours on the . The Governor of NSW actually lives there. No photos allowed inside though.
After a quick lunch I explored the Botanical Gardens.
After the Botanical Gardens I visited the nearby art Museum of NSW.
I had dinner at a local pub. $12 AUD for a steak dinner.
I caught the fireworks at Darling Harbour at 9 PM before calling it a day.