Shark Island is a teeeeny tiny little island in Sydney Harbor. Typically, you can take a ferry there to hang out for the day, sunbathe, etc. etc. but this time, we turned it into a miniature Australian Burning Man for our friend’s 30th birthday.
And we had the *whole* island to ourselves.
We all gathered at the wharf, where ferries took boatloads (get it?!) of tribal themed party goers to the island. It was a funny sight to be seen.
Upon arrival, we were greeted with drums, a DJ and a lot of fun vibes. There’s not much to the island (it’s about half the size of a football field). It essentially just has grass, trees, a couple bathrooms and a really great view of the Sydney skyline.
The party was BYOB, so we brought everything with us for the day/night and everyone settled into the funky, casual, kind-of-tribal beats coming from the DJ booth, waiting for the delicious looking paella to finish cooking.
Once everyone’s bellies were full, we hit the dance floor as the sun began to set. Tiki torches and fires were lit and the party went on well past when the sun sunk behind the Opera House and below the horizon.