Who is Sydney Expert?

Well, there are two of us! My name is Paula. I am a born and bred Sydneysider that loves to show my city to visitors. I started this blog because I wanted to share things about Sydney that I was always typing up for family and friends from overseas. Friends joked that I was the “expert” and it stuck 🙂

Also part of the Sydney Expert team is my partner Charles. Charles has been helping me share Sydney with visitors for more than a decade, and he is also a bus driver. He knows his way around the city better than anyone I know.

Over the last 25 years, I have worked as a tour guide, travel writer, and for my first decade out of school,  as a librarian. I love researching things and sharing my findings with others. I have worked on projects such as itinerary planning, expat relocation, and guidebook research.  I also one of the volunteer managers of Sydney Greeter.



These days along with scouring the internet looking for fun and exciting things to do in Sydney and then making time to get out and do them, we share the best finds here.

The articles on this site can help you:

Ask us a question?

Have a question that you can’t find the answer to here?  Want some advice on your itinerary?  The best place to get a quick response is our friendly and helpful Sydney Expert Facebook Community. Locals and others who have enjoyed a visit to Sydney will be happy to help you out.

Work with us

We are always looking for new events, sights and places to share with Sydney visitors. If you have an event, attraction or product that you think would be of interest to our readers drop us a line and we will be happy to have a look. If you would like to know more about working with us, please contact me at paula_at_Sydneyexpert_com and request our media kit.



  1. Hi Paula,

    I recently came across your blog and read this article on “How to celebrate New Years in Sydney “.

    I must say your article is so exhaustive and clear. It’s gives such a nice overview of how to truly enjoy the New Years in this beautiful city. The vantage points, ferries and cruises etc.

    You have so nicely explained each way to choose from along with the prices to enjoy the New Years that I just now booked a cruise for my family who are visiting me in December from India just to watch the fireworks.

    A big thank you and keep up the good work 🙂

    Neha Mehta

    • Thanks so much Neha. It’s great to hear the site has helped you. I will be posting more 2017 information as it is released but it is a good idea to grab cruise tickets early as the prices go up closer to the event. I hope you have a great night. Please let us know what the cruise was like next year 🙂

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