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We created this Sydney travel guide because we want you to have the best time discovering all the places we think make Sydney great! We’re here to help you find fun things to see and do and to visit Sydney like a local.

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Festval of the Winds Bondi Beach

What’s on in Sydney in September 2023

September heralds the beginning of spring and after a few quiet months where we all tend to hide indoors, the events start coming thick and fast. People are happy to…

Pullman Penrith Sydney Hotel

Is Pullman Sydney Penrith worth the hype?

The new Pullman Sydney Penrith, the town’s first 5-star hotel, has been hyped as a gamechanger for the Western Sydney town known more for its NRL team than fine dining…

Tea, Cakes, and Views: A Guide to Blue Mountains High Tea

Tea, Cakes, and Views: A Guide to Blue Mountains High Tea

The Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Australia are known for their stunning views and lush forests. Among these beauties, the Blue Mountains High Tea offerings stand out as a…

Visitor Highlights

Sunset from a harbour cruise

The Best Ways to Explore Sydney Harbour 2023

There are quite a few ways to explore Sydney Harbour and today I am going to share my favourites which range from kayaking tours that take in the harbours little…

Sydney budget ferry tips

See Sydney on a Budget: Top Tips from a Local Expert [2023]

Planning a trip to Sydney on a budget if can be pretty daunting. Talk of it being an expensive city is true, food and accommodation can set you back but…

Queen Victoria Building Sydney Australia

How to Use 5 Sydney Buses to Create Your Own Tour

There are some routes operated by Sydney buses that are perfect for sightseeing. So if you are not much of a HOHO bus person or are travelling on a budget,…

NYE In Sydney

Our NYE in Sydney Mega list pulls together all the main vantage points and parties across the city into one page and includes the pros and cons of each.
Sydney fireworks

The Best Way to spend NYE on Sydney Harbour 2023

Spending NYE on Sydney Harbour is a bucket list item, even for Sydneysiders. Choosing how to spend the night is a huge decision and often a pretty expensive one, so…

View Hotel North Sydney Rooftop NYE

New Year’s Eve Sydney Restaurant Packages 2023

We have been researching New Year’s Eve Sydney restaurant packages to help you find the best restaurants to see the Sydney fireworks or celebrate the new year. There is little…

Sydney Harbour fireworks Ferry view

New Year’s Eve in Sydney for Beginners 2023

Planning to spend New Year’s Eve in Sydney for the first time and maybe only time this year? Not sure where to begin, but feel you need to get your…

Sydney itineraries

Steal one of our ready-made itineraries for your visit
Aerial view of Sydney Harbor and Downtown Skyline, Australia.

A Flexible Itinerary for 3 Days in Sydney [2023]

How much can you fit into 3 days in Sydney? Plan your itinerary carefully, and you can cover quite a…

Sydney from Kirribilli Day 4

Easy to Follow Sydney Itinerary – 5 Days in Sydney

While this is a five-day Sydney itinerary, each day stands alone, so if you have fewer days, you can choose…

Local Tips for a Budget Weekend in Sydney

Local Tips for a Budget Weekend in Sydney

Trying to plan a budget weekend in Sydney? You have probably heard how expensive the city can be, and that’s…

Where to Stay in Sydney

Find the best places to stay in Sydney from hotels to campgrounds and everything in between.
Sydney Suite Park Hyatt Hotel

Find the Best Harbour View Hotels in Sydney 2023

If you are trying to compare the best harbour view hotels in Sydney, you will find our deep dive into…

King Street Wharf

Finding The Best Family Accommodation in Sydney

If you are looking for the best family accommodation in Sydney, from budget hotels to family-sized apartments that offer all…

Holiday Rentals in Sydney: Which Areas Are Best?

Holiday Rentals in Sydney: Which Areas Are Best?

Looking for the best areas for a holiday apartment in Sydney is a hard task for anyone planning a short…

Capella Hotel Sydney

The Best New Hotels in Sydney 2023

It’s been a while since we covered new hotels in Sydney and I am pleased to say the last two…

The Best Budget Hotels in Sydney to Book in 2023

The Best Budget Hotels in Sydney to Book in 2023

If you are looking for a list of the best budget hotels in Sydney, with a bit of local insight…

Sydney Airport Hotel

Which Sydney Airport Hotels Should You Book?

There are no less than 15 Sydney Airport hotels, in fact, accommodation near Sydney Airport has become much more popular…

Self-Guided walks in Sydney

Choose a day-long hike or easy bush walks
Warehouses in the Rocks Sydney

The Rocks Self-Guided Walk Sydney

A visit to The Rocks shows off historical Sydney at its best. This Rocks self-guided walk will help you discover…

The North Head Walking Track and Lookout Manly

The North Head Walking Track and Lookout Manly

The North Head Walking track at Manly is one of those walks everyone should make time for. It combines 10km…

The Epic Sydney Harbour Foreshore Walk – A Photo Guide

The Epic Sydney Harbour Foreshore Walk – A Photo Guide

The Sydney Harbour Foreshore Walk takes you from Woolloomooloo all the way to Pyrmont following the waterfront. This 11km path…

Taronga Zoo to Balmoral Beach Walk [Guide & Map]

Taronga Zoo to Balmoral Beach Walk [Guide & Map]

The Taronga to Balmoral Walk in an easy bushwalk from Athol Bay near the wharf at Taronga Zoo to Balmoral…

Spend a Day Exploring Palm Beach Sydney

Spend a Day Exploring Palm Beach Sydney

Palm Beach, Sydney’s most northerly beach, is well known in the UK and Europe as the setting of Australia’s longest-running…

Hyde Park Historic Walk Sydney

Self-Guided Sydney History Walk

The walk takes you past many of Sydney’s most significant buildings as it will appeal to history buffs and those…

Exploring the Blue Mountains

From stunning lookouts to delicious high teas, there are lots of great things to do in the Blue Mountains just 2 hours west of Sydney.
How to visit the Blue Mountains West of Sydney

How to Visit the Blue Mountains From Sydney

So you want to visit the Blue Mountains from Sydney but you can’t decide if you need to book a guided tour or if you…

Mount Tomah Botanic Garden Blue Mountains from the lookout

17 Beautiful Picnic Spots in the Blue Mountains

Today we share our favourite picnic spots in the Blue Mountains, from the traditional picnic areas great for families to secluded spots perfect for a…

Wentworth Falls

Easy Blue Mountains Drive- 3 Road Trip Itineraries

Heading off on a Blue Mountains Drive? Are planning a Blue Mountains road trip but not sure where to begin? We have created three easy…

Govetts Leap Blue Mountains by Bakhos Moussa

33 Blue Mountains Lookouts and How to Find Them

If you are heading west to check out some Blue Mountains lookouts you are in luck. Today we share details of 33 lookouts so you…

Private pool with sweeping views across Wolgan Valley from the three-bedroom villa at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley.

Plan the Perfect Romantic Getaway in The Blue Mountains 2023

A romantic getaway in the Blue Mountains is an excellent way to recharge the batteries and spend some quality time with your loved one. This…

Leura Cascades

Leura Cascades Walks: 3 Great Options

Considering a Leura Cascades walk but not sure which one is the best option for you? These three walks that start from Leura Cascades in…

Landscape of Carlotta Arch in the Jenolan Caves at Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia.

51 Fun Things To Do in the Blue Mountains in 2023

Most visitors only uncover a tiny part of the Blue Mountains, but if you have time to spend a little longer in the area, there…

The Three Sisters, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia, at sunset.

How to Visit the Blue Mountains By Train: 2 Easy Itineraries

Visiting the Blue Mountains by train on a day trip is a great way to save some money and have more control over what you…

Grose Valley Blue Mountains walks 2020

12 Easy Blue Mountains Walks You Will Love

There are over eighty Blue Mountains walks waiting to test you. Still, unless you are a local, it’s unlikely you will have time for more…

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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Sydney, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.