Day trips form Sydney – Southern Highlands (or stay the weekend)

The Southern Highlands is an area just outside of Sydney, about 90 minutes south located east of the Blue Mountains on the Great Dividing Range. It’s the kind of place you visit for weekends around the fire. The area has a wide range of walking trails and natural wonders. Take a long walk along one…

Great Ocean Road, and where to stop with the family.

As an Australian there are a few parts of the country one must try to see once in their life. It’s a big world and there’s lots to see but our country is worth getting about. The diversity of our topography is possibly greater than any other on the planet (United States might wish to…

Featherdale Wildlife Park, Amazing Australian Animals

Featherdale Wildlife Park is awesome. If you want to see the Australian Wildlife not many places have such an intimate experience with our fauna. Line up for a photo opportunity with a koala. As long as the park is not crowed the staff generously let you use several cameras and take a few shots. The…

Patting a kangaroo. Cuddling a koala. (Sydney)

You are visiting Australia and beyond seeing the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, you want to see a kangaroo and pat a koala. You can do both. There are many places through the states where you can pat and even feed a kangaroo and cuddle a koala. Unfortunately in NSW laws define…

Day trips from Sydney. No 3. Wollongong

For overseas visitors, there is always the risk of trying to do or see too much and then you miss other things. This is the first of a series of day trips from our major cities. Some will be recommended as overnight to really get the most out of your trip. The concept is to…

Sydney – Royal Easter Show

  The Royal Easter Show is the largest event held in Australia. It is where the country meets the city. I have been around shows throughout my childhood and have a deep understanding of what the aim is. However, this view is historical and the need to come into the present century has lost some…

Day trips from Sydney – Hunter Valley

For overseas visitors there is always the risk of trying to do or see too much and then you miss other things.  The concept of this series is to help you decide what to do and see nearby to the city. For visitors from large cities, Australian cities will feel empty and you will question…

Day trips from Sydney – Blue Mountains

For overseas visitors there is always the risk of trying to do or see too much and then you miss other things. This is the first of a series of day trips from our major cities. Some will be recommended as overnight to really get the most out of your trip. The concept is to…

Scuplture by the sea, Sydney

Every year the coastline between Bondi and Tamarama becomes an outdoor art exhibition. Sculpture by the Sea is a lovely family outing with all ages. What better way to showcase art than the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean? It’s an adult outing that kids can part take in. Sculpture by the Sea has grown in recent…

Canberra, the capital. 

If you went to school in Australia on the Eastern seaboard chances are at least once in your life you had to go to Canberra for a school excursion and learn all about our great capital. Chances are that was enough to put you off for a long time. Things have changed in Canberra and…

Sydney – beaches for kids 

Sydney is an amazing city. I am biased of course but harbour cities in my mind have an easy start in the race of best city. I grew up inland in Australia. We scramble for water in the city but ‘out there’ the struggle is real and you have a deep appreciation for how precious…