We were to spend a few days in Sydney, but all the remaining Australian places we were to travel to became unattainable. Each state closed its borders and Sydney closed all places were people gather, leaving open food stores and take out service for restaurants that wanted to stay open for only that type of service. All tourist attractions closed and all tour companies cancelled all tours. We had several days in Sydney before that happened and enjoyed a 2 hour boat trip around various harbors, an ebike tour of the central city, visits to an aquarium and wildlife zoo and a trip up the tower eye (viewing tower). In addition we found a guide after all tour companies were shut down to give us a private tour for a 10 hour day. He showed us a few things in inner city Sydney but mostly places in the north suburbs and further north. Several national parks, a wildlife park and several beautiful beaches. Everything was practically empty as the restriction were to be implemented during that day. We then spend 2 days in our Airbnb getting a flight home and cancelling all remain big reservations, (plane, hotel, tour and car). That was fun!!! My niece Kateva is in the travel business and helped a lot with the plane tickets home, as airlines phones and websites were jammed. I had taken a cab to the airport at 9pm to work on getting a ticket home and what a mistake- almost all ticket counters were closed and while there weren’t many people at the airport those there were all Chinese with masks camping out at Air China. I took a deep breath, hustled back outside and caught the same uber that dropped me off (he waited as there was no other work for ride shares).