Australia

My (Five Year) Quest for a Quokka Selfie

Look at that face, isn’t it cute – the furry thing, not me! Well, as simple a snap as this seems, it took nearly five years, at least one close encounter with poo and about 200 outtakes to achieve. Here’s my story of attempting to get the perfect quokka selfie…
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Australia’s Most Interesting Toilets

Brilliant blue sky, red earth as far as the eye can see, the chance of a roo hopping past – it’s the perfect Australian image…and it’s of a toilet. Welcome to my pick of Australia’s best loos with a view – and a chat with the woman who photographs them….
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Sydney now has four bike share schemes - how do they compare? We look at Obike vs Reddy Go vs Ofo vs EarthBike

Comparing The Sydney Bike Share Companies

Red ones, yellow ones, black ones, even shiny silver ones – no, I’m not discussing my shoe collection but the sudden invasion of bike¬†share schemes on the streets of Sydney. But is there any difference between them other than colour? Here we compare the Sydney bike share companies for factors…
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Between October and November, McDougall Street on Sydney's North Shore is a must stop because of the canopy of flowering jacaranda trees the span the street. It's gorgeous.

Where to Find Sydney’s Jacaranda Tunnel

Once a year a simple residential street on Sydney’s North Shore becomes a major tourist attraction. People stand, sit or lie in the road, phones in hand – and all because the street is lined with the gorgeous purple jacaranda trees that flower right now creating a fantastic jacaranda tunnel….
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Wendy's Secret Garden Sydney

Why I Love Wendy’s Secret Garden

It’s taken love, loss and 25 years of dedication to create the twists and turns of Wendy’s Secret Garden in North Sydney. One visit really isn’t enough to find all the hidden treasures within it. I don’t know how many times I’d passed Wendy’s garden with absolutely no clue it…
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The Tale of the Opera House Seal

Everyday, hundreds, if not thousands of people go to visit Sydney Opera House, but most of them, don’t realise that if they took a few steps round the back of the building toward the harbour they’d get to see another fabulous Sydney sight, Benny – The Opera House Seal. What…
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Will Coles Concrete Street Art

Sydney’s Awesome Concrete Street Art

‘What the hell is that it’s scary,’ is not something you normally want to utter when you return to your home in your dream city after a few years living abroad – but as I came home one day with a bottle of milk, I noticed my first piece of…
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