The Tracey Emin Birds, Sydney – Here’s Where To Find Them

Small bronze bird on a wall - one of the Tracey Emin birds in Sydney

British artist Tracey Emin has installed 67 tiny birds in an area of the Sydney CBD and the idea is kind of like an arty Pokemon Go as you try and spot them all – of course, I had to go and try. Here’s my guide to where to find the Tracey Emin birds in …

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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 other fun things to do …

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

The Pylon Lookout on Sydney Harbour Bridge

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 and it’s a must do …

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Finding the Coolest Perth Street Art & More with Oh Hey WA

Mural of child in rabbit outfit by Alex Face in Perth, Australia. Seen on the OH Hey WA tour.

One of the (many) highlights of my recent trip was a walking tour of Perth by a lady called Adie at Oh Hey WA tours… we searched for the coolest Perth street art, learned about Perth history, and I learned more about Perth in the two hours I spent walking with Adie than I had …

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The Ghostly Secret of The Tea Cosy Cafe, Sydney

Cream Tea at the Tea Cosy, 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 turn. Admittedly, when you first …

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The Quirky Guide to Circular Quay: 27 Fun Things to Eat, See and Do

Sydney Opera House during Vivid - one of the fun things to do in Circular Quay

Chances are if you’re visiting Sydney, you’re going to end up in Circular Quay. It’s the access point to the Opera House, the place where you get on the iconic Manly Ferry, it’s home to bars, restaurants and buskers with didgeridoos, but there are also some less well known, more quirky and just plain fun …

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

David Bowie Mural, Paddington, 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 district most famous for its …

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

Cupboard and table in the old houses of Foundation Park, The Rocks, 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 away from it all behind …

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John Forrest Tavern: Where to See Kangaroos in Perth

Kangaroo reclining at John Forrest Tavern - one of the best places 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 best place to see kangaroos …

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