The bicycles had we first scrubbed clean from all dirt and removed pedals and turned the handle bars. Then wrapped them with some bubbel wrap on strategical places to give protection. And then put them in a CTC plastic bag. All that took some hours of work. But we were very happy with the results.
It was no problem to check in them, we were only asked to let out the air int the tires. Excess cost for the bicycles was $70 each (Air China).
Customs were also a simple procedure, we saw a sign informing that channel Seven were filming border control today, but we didn't spot them and we were only asked where we have cycled and then cleared to go through. The whole process took less then 20 minutes.
Finding the way out from Sydney International Airport towards Botany Bay NP was a bit harder, but with some help we were soon on the bicycle path that goes south along the bay. It was some of the best cycling we have done so far. So beautiful with the beach and sea view. And the weather was also perfect even if it's now winter here, it was around 17 degrees and sunny.
Staying now with our Warmshower hosts and the next days will we spend on shopping food, fuel, camera etc before continuing/beginning our Australian tour.