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The History of Sydney for Visitors

Trip Planning

A crash course in the history of Sydney for visitors. I believe that knowing a little bit about the background of the places you are visiting can help you to develop a deeper appreciation of them. Today I want to share a short history lesson with you to give you …. Continue reading

The Vivid Sydney Festival | Tips For Beginners

Festivals

Vivid Sydney is Sydney as it’s finest.  The cities most iconic buildings and historic laneways are awash with light installations that turn the town into sometime from a fairytale.  After 10 years of attending the show I have put together my tips for surviving the crowds and getting the best …. Continue reading

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A visitors guide to the Sydney Mardi Gras

Festivals

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade, and with Australia’s recent passing of the Same-Sex Marriage law, I have a feeling it’s going to be one hell of a party. I have put together this short visitors guide to help you have …. Continue reading

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Sydney’s Outdoor Cinema’s

Festivals

Sydney seems to love nothing more in summer than a watching a movie under the stars.  Over the last decade, summer outdoor cinemas have sprung up across Sydney.  Here is our guide to this year’s offerings.   We would love to hear which is your favourite. St George Open Air Cinema …. Continue reading

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Exploring NSW Grand Pacific Drive

Weekends outside Sydney
Sydney to Wollongong via the Grand Pacific Drive – NSW’s Answer to the Great Ocean Road in Victoria (193km return to Sydney) This weekend away starts with one of Australia’s newer tourist routes, The Grand Pacific Drive. Officially the drive starts about 30km north of the city centre at the entry to the Royal National Park and continues all the way to Kiama.  This weekend we decided to explore the northern section and took our .... Continue reading

A Central Coast Getaway to Ettalong

Weekends outside Sydney
Escaping Sydney for a Central Coast Getaway is the perfect way to relax and refresh. It is also so easy you will wonder why you have not done it before. Just 80km north of Sydney’s CBD is a little piece of paradise known as the NSW Central Coast. The fact that it can be easily reached by car or train in under 1.5 hrs makes it ideal for a short getaway. You could easily spend .... Continue reading

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Seven Unusual Places to Sleep in Sydney

Do you fancy sleeping somewhere a little different on your visit to Sydney? Are you a hotel person, a backpacker, perhaps you prefer self-catering in apartments? Sure Sydney has plenty of these, but I want to show you a couple of unique places you could sleep in Sydney. Surprisingly finding somewhere interesting …. Continue reading

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Best Camping Spots Near Sydney

This list of the best camping spots near Sydney will help you choose a great campsite whether you are a visitor looking to explore a little more of Sydney, or a city dweller just wanting a dose of nature close to home.  There are several great places in and around Sydney …. Continue reading