Australia

18 Fun Things to Do in The Rocks, Sydney (By a Local)

The Rocks is Sydney’s historic district full of quaint old sandstone buildings, Sydney’s oldest pubs and a fantastic harbour view – but while searching out history is one of the best things to do in The Rocks, it’s not all you’ll find there. Check out our local’s guide to 18…
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The Pylon Lookout on Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout is a Sydney Must-Do. Here’s Why.

Every day hundreds of people pay a three-figure sum for the amazing experience of climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, but, if your budget or stomach for heights don’t stretch to that there’s a cheaper, less terrifying alternative, The Pylon Lookout. I think it’s seriously the most under-rated sight in Sydney…
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Cream Tea at the Tea Cosy, Sydney

The Ghostly Secret of The Tea Cosy Cafe, Sydney

When the sight of balls of wool outside The Tea Cosy cafe in Sydney’s The Rocks drew me inside, I wasn’t expecting to write a haunted Sydney themed post – I was expecting to have a scone and maybe start myself a scarf, but once inside things took a spookier…
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David Bowie Mural, Paddington, Sydney

Did You Know There’s a David Bowie Mural in Sydney?

It’s two years today since the singer David Bowie died and while tributes will pour in at the famous mural in London’s Brixton, but there’s also a David Bowie mural here in Sydney. It’s on the wall of The Blender Gallery, in Elizabeth Street in Paddington, a shopping and residential…
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Rainbow artwork made of shipping container. One of the fun things to do in Perth

20 Fun Things To Do In Perth

If you’d asked me how many fun things to do in Perth would be on this list before I went there, I’d probably have said less than 10 – but boy was I wrong. I found so many fun and different things to do on this trip, there was a…
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Cupboard and table in the old houses of Foundation Park, The Rocks, Sydney

Foundation Park, The Rocks: Hidden History in the Middle of Sydney

The other day I was wandering through The Rocks in Sydney when I noticed something unusual – a load of huge furniture seemingly stuck in the middle of nowhere!  No, IKEA hadn’t opened an inner-city branch, seems I’d stumbled across Foundation Park, The Rocks’ own bit of hidden history tucked…
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Kangaroo reclining at John Forrest Tavern - one of the best places to see kangaroos in Perth

John Forrest Tavern: Where to See Kangaroos in Perth

One of my fondest travel memories was visiting a beer garden in Germany frequented by deer – we drank steins, they nibbled grass – it was great. So when I read that the John Forrest Tavern and its beer garden of friendly kangaroos near Perth, Western Australia was probably the…
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Drawing of girl with red hair and Sydney Opera House reflected in her glasses for Muriel's Wedding, The Musical

How To Be On Stage In Muriel’s Wedding: The Musical

Muriel’s Wedding: The Musical is coming back to Sydney at the Lyric Theatre from June 28th, but what you might not realise is you can actually go on stage and be part of the performance with an On-Stage Wedding Guest ticket – but what exactly does that involve? I found…
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