@teaberrie: Sounds like an amazing honeymoon! My sister married an Aussie and lives there now (they actually got married in Fiji)! If you need a place to go and experience the REAL Fiji, I suggest Wananavu. It’s a few hours away from airport but gives you THE BEST experience. I cried when I left there.
For Sydney, visit the beaches. Take the drive along the Northern Beaches if you have a car – otherwise Bondi and Manly are most popular. Personally I like Manly better, or Shelly beach which is just across from Manly. Go to the North Head and South Head lookouts.
Skip the zoo. You can see the same animals back home at any zoo, in my opinion. I did the zoo and was a bit underwhelmed.
If you have time and enjoy wine, go to the Hunter Valley wine region. Amazing scenery and heaps of vineyards to try.
Opera Bar is a good choice. There is a shorter tour of the Opera Hours I think, and I did that and I felt like I got a good enough tour (didn’t need to spend the extra $$ for the big, lengthy tour).
Do the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb if you have the time and $$. If you are limited, at the very least I suggest going to the top of the pylons for a magnificent view of the city. The Australia Heritage Hotel is near the bridge climb, and it has a great patio overlooking the city – especially at night when the Opera House is all lit up.
The Rocks area is great – plus it’s right off of Circular Quay! There is a hotel there that is the most expensive in the city. If you are going all out, try to book in there. Lots of fun little pubs and old charm in the Rocks area. Check out The Oaks for a good patio, apps, and beer.
Have a MEAT PIE while you are down under as well – amazing! The Upper Crust is in Manly and is so good.
I have heard great things about the Blue Mountains; unfortunately when I went there for school, the area was completely fogged over and rainy so we didn’t see a thing. Quite disappointing but I hear such great things so sounds like it’s a gem!
A lot of the things on your list you can do pretty quickly just by strolling around. For public transit, don’t trust the bus schedules… my sister tells me they run on their own time. Trains and ferries are the way to go.
You can’t go wrong in Sydney or Fiji! So jealous, enjoy! 🙂