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 see and do while you are there. It’s relatively easy and armed with our detailed advice; you have everything you need for a fantastic day trip from Sydney. This page … Read more

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 than a handful, so rather than an exhaustive list we have pulled together our favourite easy Blue Mountains walks. Most take under two hours to complete so you can cover … Read more

How to Visit the Blue Mountains By Public Transport 2024

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 help you explore this UNESCO wonderland without a car. Departing from Central Station in the centre of the city, we show you how to see some of the mountain’s top … Read more

A Two Day Getaway To Blackheath in the Blue Mountains

A Getaway to Blackheath is the perfect choice for a Blue Mountains weekend with some of the regions best views, best eats and lowest crowds. While there are some great hotels in Blackheath for this weekend we decided to rent a cottage as we were travelling in a group and wanted a little more space. … Read more

20 Tips for Enjoying Sydney on a Budget

Trying to enjoy Sydney on a budget? As a local I know Sydney can be an expensive place to visit. For over 20 years I helped international students and backpackers explore Sydney so I have learnt a thing or two about having fun on limited funds. Today I share my best tips for travellers of … Read more

School Holidays in Sydney: Autumn 2024

If you are wondering how to spend the upcoming Autumn school holidays in Sydney, l am here to help guide you through the myriad of options. As a Sydney local with years of experience exploring the city with my own kids, and now my young grandkids, I I have curated a list of family-friendly activities … Read more

adventurous things to do in sydney- A Thrillseekers Guide to the city

Are you a thrillseeker? Looking to have some adventures in Sydney? These adrenalin-inducing activities are a great way to see more of the city than just the main sites and are perfect for celebrating a special occasion or just having some fun! Thrill-seekers Guide to Sydney I am a bit of a chicken, so I … Read more

Buy Someone Special a Sydney Gift Experience this Christmas

If like me, you prefer experiences over things, we may have just solved your Christmas shopping dilemmas with our list of awesome Sydney experiences. Perfect for locals or anyone planning a trip to Sydney in 2024. Below are some suggestions for great Sydney Experiences for everyone on your Christmas shopping list. Oh and if Santa … Read more

Fruit Picking in Sydney: A Seasonal Guide

Looking for the best farms to do some fruit picking in Sydney? Sydney is a great place to try fruit picking and there are several types of fruit to pick across the year. There are over 40 different farms offering experiences, ranging from apple orchards to strawberry fields, for at least two thirds of the … Read more

Is Pullman Sydney Penrith worth the hype?

The new Pullman Penrith Hotel, 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 and luxury. Ellen Hill was one of the first guests to stay over and dine in Marcel Restaurant, so we asked her to share a … Read more

What’s on in Sydney in November 2024

There is lots to see and do in Sydney in November and our comprehensive list will help you find all the top events and some of the more obscure but equally interesting ones. In the last four weeks of spring, the city enjoys some of the loveliest weather of the year. It is also Jacaranda … Read more

49 Places to eat on Christmas Day in Sydney

Are you trying to decide where to eat on Christmas Day in Sydney for 2023? Whether you like to celebrate with Christmas Eve dinner, have a seafood lunch, dig into a Christmas buffet or prefer a more traditional Christmas menu look no further, we have done all the research to save you hours of searching. … Read more