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If you’re looking for a scenic day trip from Sydney with plenty of picture perfect stops along the way then you should definitely head down the Grand Pacific Drive which hosts the famous Sea Cliff Bridge. Sydney’s Royal National Park New South Wales is home to hundreds of gorgeous coastal towns, scenic walks and drives. One of which is only an hour south of Sydney so incredibly easy to do as a day… Read More

Hotel:  Holiday Inn Old Sydney Location:  The Rocks, Sydney, Australia Room:  King Superior Room Perfect for: Couples, Families.. anyone wanting to explore Sydney! Category: 4 Star If you’re planning a trip to Sydney and want to stay in the heart of the city, the Holiday Inn Old Sydney fits that bill.  Located in Sydney’s historic precinct, The Rocks, the Holiday Inn is close to Sydney city’s main attractions and with the Holiday Inn you can Explore… Read More

Have you ever wondered what The Rocks and Circular Quay looked like 150 years ago? It’s hard to imagine isn’t it? Close your eyes, take away the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Circular Quay… actually, take away everything and that’s where the story begins. If you’re wanting to get to know the history behind Sydney’s The Rocks then be sure to hop on the only walking tour in The Rocks area. As part… Read More

What do you get when you combine a zoo and a safari? A Zoofari of course! Imagine waking up to the sounds of birds chirping, only to look outside and see giraffes roaming the fields directly outside your lodge. If you’re wanting a safari experience without the long haul flight to Africa, then the Zoofari experience at Taronga Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo is perfect. Where is Taronga Western Plains Zoo? Taronga… Read More

If you’re looking for some of the best cronuts in Sydney, then Brewtown Newtown is the place to be! A cronut is a croissant-doughnut pastry invented by New York City pasty chef, Dominique Ansel. The pastry is made by frying a laminated dough in grape seed oil and then sugared, filled and glazed. Newtown has a bit of a name for itself, some even suggest it is ‘the’ food and culture hub… Read More

One of the most iconic restaurants in Sydney, Doyle’s on the Beach in Watson’s Bay. This incredible seafood restaurant has been family operated for over five generations and their famous fish and chips is on just about every Sydneysider’s bucket list. It isn’t just the food that makes this place incredible, it is the suburb view over Sydney City and the harbour. The restaurant, located on the beach at Watson’s Bay is… Read More

Around this time each year, Sculptures by the Sea makes its way to Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs on the famous coastal walk from Tamarama to Bondi Beach. 2016 Marks the 20th annual exhibition and is running from 20 October 2016 to 6 November 2016. The 2km coastal walk features over 100 sculptures by artists not only from Australia but across the world. For more information on Sculpture by the Sea, check out their… Read More

Great weather and not sure what to do? Well if you enjoy easy walks through national parks with some spectacular scenery and cascading waterfalls, then Fitzroy Falls is for you. We stopped in to Fitzroy Falls after our zipline adventure at Illawarra Treetop Adventures and given we were short on time, the walk was just right and well worth the visit. Getting to Fitzroy Falls Simply punch in Fitzroy Falls into Google Maps and… Read More

You’ve probably seen the pictures of the famous Figure 8 Pools and wondered where they are? The pools are a spectacular natural wonder which you have to see for yourself, or even jump in to those crystal clear pools and enjoy the full experience. If there is only one thing you take away from this post, it is that you can’t just turn up at any time of the day… I’ll explain… Read More

If you’re looking for something completely different to do on the weekend that is only 1.5 hours south of Sydney, the Illawarra Fly Zipline tour would certainly tick that box. It is officially the highest zipline tour in Australia!! If you’re wondering what a zipline tour is all about, here is a little bit of background… It is a unique eco-wilderness adventure located a short drive south of Sydney, Australia and is… Read More