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

Drawing of girl with red hair and Sydney Opera House reflected in her glasses for 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 out (the fun way) during …

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What I Learned During My (Five Year) Quest For A Quokka Selfie

Selfie with a smiling quokka on Rottnest Island, near Perth

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 on Rottnest Island near Perth …

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Where to Find Australia’s Most Unusual Toilets

Toilet in the Australian outback with nothing around it but red earth.

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 most interesting and unusual toilets – and a chat with the woman who photographs them. First, a loo-pology I said …

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Comparing The Sydney Bike Share Companies

Bike share bike outside street art in Sydney, Australia

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 like how much it costs …

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Where to Find the Instafamous Jacaranda Street, Sydney

Jacaranda tunnel, Sydney

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 trees that flower right now creating a fantastically picturesque Jacaranda Tree tunnel that’s made for Instagram. …

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Wendy’s Secret Garden, Sydney – The City’s Saddest Love Story

View of the Sydney Harbour Bridge from 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 Sydney. It’s a real local secret and 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 Secret Garden with absolutely no clue …

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The Tale of the Opera House Seal

Seal sitting on the steps by Sydney Opera House

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. Disclosure: Some of the links in …

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Will Coles and Sydney’s Awesome Concrete Street Art

Skull with The End written on it, stuck to wall - by artist Will Coles in Sydney

‘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 Sydney’s concrete street art – …

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