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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Crocodile Harry’s Underground Nest: A Coober Pedy Must See

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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17 Fun Things to do in Coober Pedy, South Australia

Baby kangaroo at Coober Pedy, Australia

From the first day I saw a picture of the ornate underground church in Coober Pedy, South Australia, the town was on my bucket list. It took a few years to finally get there but with spaceships parked on the high street, eccentric underground houses to explore, a quirky graveyard and cute kangaroos – all …

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Is it Stinky? The Sensory Tour at Sydney’s Botanic Gardens.

Purple spiky Corpse plant in Sydney Botanic Gardens

Sex and death are not normally things that come to mind when you think of the calm, peaceful Royal Botanic Garden that lines the edge of Sydney’s pretty harbour. But there again, you don’t normally get to eat the plants either when you visit so, you can safely say the experience on the Botanic Garden’s …

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The Ghan Expedition: All Your Questions Answered

The Ghan train at Darwin station

The Ghan is renowned as one of the world’s most incredible train journeys and we were recently lucky enough to go on The Ghan Expedition, where you spend four days and three nights on this gleaming 1km long train as it slips the 2979 km between Adelaide and Darwin. It was an amazing trip. but, …

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The Quirky Gravestones of Coober Pedy Cemetery

Entrance to Boothill Cemetery, Coober Pedy

A grave dedicated to a cat, a headstone with a beer keg on top, one shaped like a castle – and, a very simple resting place for Coober Pedy’s most eccentric resident – a wander around Coober Pedy’s Boot Hill Cemetery was one of my favourite moments of my trip to this fascinating mining town …

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