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    The Best Places to Take Photos in Sydney

    A Review of “Sydney – 30 Locations in 30 Days” e-book by Rob Potter If you are anything like me finding places to capture great photos of the cities you visit is high on your agenda.  I have written about the best places to take photos in Sydney before but today I have something new for you. Recently I received a …

  • Sunburn, rain, shopping and customs

    5 things to know before you visit Sydney

    Hindsight is a wonderful thing. How often do you arrive in a new city and think gosh I wish I knew that …. The number of people that arrive in Sydney in September and are shocked that they need a jumper always surprises me, or those disappointed by the fact that our  shops shut by 6pm most days. Today I share …

  • Walks in Sydney

    Sydney Walking Tour Apps – Part 1

    Do you love to walk? Everytime I start planning a holiday to a new city the first thing I do is hunt down self-guided walks or free walks.  I really think the best way to discover a new city is to hit the streets, for me walking around a place is the best way to get a feel for it. …

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    Sydney city supermarkets – save money on your visit to Sydney

    Where to find a supermarket in Sydney Food costs are one of the biggest budget killers on a long holiday. If you can save some money on the basics and make a few picnic lunches then you will have more to spend on special things like a nice restaurant or a Bridgeclimb. Hunting down a supermarket is on the top …

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A Blue Mountains Tour or DIY by Public Transport?

by Sydney Expert in Day trips

Should you book a Blue Mountains Tour or Use Public Transport? If you have 3 or more days in Sydney chances are you are going to consider going to the Blue Mountains. A day out to see the Three Sisters is the most favoured day-trip for visitors to the harbour city. For good reason, its world heritage listed wonderland that …


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  • NYE View Mrs Macquarie's Point

    Mrs Macquarie’s Point, the dress circle seats for the Sydney fireworks. If you are trying to decide if you should spend New Year’s Eve at Mrs Macquaries Point read on. I have seen in the new year from this spot 4 times and have tried here to cover the main things you might want to know to help you decide …

  • Sydney Opera House from Cahill Walk

    Want to get that postcard photo of Sydney? Even for amateur photographers it is really not all that hard, the harbour is so incredibly beautiful that all you need is a point and shoot camera (or your i-phone) and a sunny day. Granted sunny days have been in short supply so far this year but when the sun is shining it …

  • Urban Walkabout

    1. Sydney City Council With everything from fun facts to public toilet maps and weather if you are spending any time in the centre of the city this site is worth a visit. My favourite pages: Slices of Sydney – a 64 page printable or online guide to Sydney city villages and all they have to offer Historical Walking Tours – 13 …

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    5 Great picnic spots in Sydney

    06/08/2011 // 0 Comments

    We are really lucky in Sydney that we surrounded by so many beautiful parks and gardens that offer great picnic spots.  Even in winter packing a picnic and getting outdoors is a great way to spend an afternoon.   Here are 5 picnic spots that I really enjoy going to.   I have added public transport information that might be useful …

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