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LET THE LOCALS SHOW YOU the best things to do in SYDNEY

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
NSW Pacific Coast Road Byron Lighthouse

Sydney to Brisbane Road Trip Guide +Stops

Today we want to share our tips for doing the Pacific Coast Drive, aka the iconic Sydney to Brisbane road…

Sydney Opera House Cahill walk

The Ultimate Sydney Layover Guide

Do you have a short layover in Sydney? Not sure what you can see with just 6, 8 or 10…

Sydney Harbour

One Day in Sydney – Easy Itineraries for Your First Visit

So you only have one day in Sydney. Well, you’re in luck, we have put together a great itinerary for…

Where to Stay in Sydney

Find the best places to stay in Sydney from hotels to campgrounds and everything in between.
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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Self-Guided walks in Sydney

Choose a day-long hike or easy bush walks
Royal National Park Walks: Planning Guide

Royal National Park Walks: Planning Guide

The variety of Royal National Park walks on offer have made it popular with bushwalking enthusiasts for over one hundred…

Lavender Bay Walk: Wendy’s Secret Garden & Milsons Point

Lavender Bay Walk: Wendy’s Secret Garden & Milsons Point

This Lavender Bay walk is a nice relaxing stroll that only takes an hour, perhaps longer, if you stop, sit,…

Tom Uren Walk Balmain

Find Walks in Your LGA in Sydney: 60+ great ideas

Are you trying to find some interesting walks in Sydney? If you are looking for new walking tracks to explore…

Federation Cliff Walk Dover Heights

Federation Cliff Walk Dover Heights

The Federation Cliff Walk 5km coastal trail will transport you from North of Bondi along sandstone cliffs all the way…

Exploring the Cronulla Beach Walk

Exploring the Cronulla Beach Walk

This popular Cronulla Beach Walk explores the waterfront of Bate Bay and some of southern Sydney’s most beautiful beaches. It…

Calm seas aerial sunrise at Pearl Beach on the Central Coast, NSW, Australia.

Explore These 10 Great Central Coast Walks

Today we are sharing some fabulous Central Coast walks that will help you stay fit and see some of the…

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 By Public Transport 2023

How to Visit the Blue Mountains By Public Transport 2023

Planning to visit the Blue Mountains by public transport? We have created an easy to follow itinerary for visiting the Blue Mountains by train to…

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Discover Sydney like a local

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.