19 Fun & Unusual Things to do in Newcastle, NSW

Newcastle, NSW is located about a two-hour drive from Sydney. It’s most famous for attractions like Nobby’s Beach Lighthouse, the Art Deco Ocean Baths and the interactive Newcastle Museum – but there’s also some less well-known fun and unusual things to do in Newcastle – and as ever, we went to find them on our …

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The Best Place to Swim With Dolphins Near Sydney

Wild dolphin jumping photographed on the Dolphin Swim near Sydney

Did you know that dolphins are attracted to people singing? Neither did I until I got chatting to my friend and journalist Niki Waldegrave about her experience swimming with dolphins in Nelson Bay about two and a half hours drive from Sydney. Thankfully she was so thrilled with her day out with the pointy-nosed ones …

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So Cool! The Unique Tin City, Stockton Beach, NSW.

shack surrounded by sand dunes

My pockets are full of sand. My shoes are full of sand. The car is full of sand. Sand is currently prevalent in my life – but compared to the people who live in the amazing Tin City, tucked into the Stockton Sand Dunes between Newcastle and Port Stephens in NSW, Australia – I have …

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18 Fun and Unusual Things to do in Woolloomooloo, Sydney

cocktails at Alibi bar Wooloomooloo

It’s the most fun suburb in Sydney to say, and, while it might not be on the list of the top ten things to do in Sydney – with its local vibe, pretty waterfront setting and iconic pie shop, if you’re looking to explore a bit more of Sydney on your trip, you might want …

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Cultured Fun on the Broken Bay Pearl Farm Tour, Sydney

Oyster containing a pearl in a fishing net taken at Broken Bay Shellar Door near Sydney

(ad- hosted) The name of the small town of Mooney Mooney just outside of Sydney might conjure up the image of bright white globes, but at its latest attraction – the Broken Bay Pearl Farm Tour, the circles aren’t glowing in the sky – but growing under the sea. The Broken Bay Pearl Farm is …

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How to Visit the KitKat Chocolatory, Sydney. NB: It Has a Chocolate Sushi Train!

inside the KitKat Chocolatory Sydney

An entire shop dedicated to KitKats is something I’m used to seeing in Japan and, as my last trip there got cancelled (still bitter) when I heard KitKat was launching their new KitKat Chocolatory Sydney a few weeks ago, I was beyond excited and planning an outing faster than you can say ‘have a break, …

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21 Fun and Unusual Things to do in Paddington, Sydney

Palm trees and ruins at Paddington Reservoir sydney

Paddington isn’t necessarily on most people’s list of places to visit in Sydney, but if you’ve got a spare afternoon and fancy doing something a bit more local, it’s a great place to shop, eat, see some art and find a few quirky things too. Here’s some of the fun, or unusual, things to do …

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There’s a Piece of the Berlin Wall in Sydney

Piece of the Berlin Wall

The Paddington area in the eastern part of Sydney is full of surprises. It played an important role in the moon landings, it has a tribute to David Bowie hidden in one of its backstreets – and, tucked away within a small local park, is a piece of the Berlin Wall. But why? Here’s what …

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The Amazing Crocodile Harry’s Underground Nest in Coober Pedy.

Two doors in a cave with a horse statue outside at Crocodile Harry's House, Coober Pedy

It takes a lot to stand out as odd in Coober Pedy. It is, after all, a town where most of the population live underground and there’s a massive Hollywood spaceship crashed on the main street, but a man called Crocodile Harry managed it. And, even though he is sadly no longer with us, his …

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Driving From Adelaide to Coober Pedy – 15 Fun Things to Spot

Sign comparing humans in Glendambo to the number of flies

It’s a long drive from Adelaide to Coober Pedy. A very long drive. The distance between Adelaide and Coober Pedy is 850km. 850km that’s mostly on a very straight road, surrounded by very flat land – and a lot of kangaroos who you might need to tell yourself are just sleeping by the side (or …

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