21 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 21 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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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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27 Fun and Unusual Things to do in Circular Quay

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 alongside enjoying all these things, there are also some less well known, more …

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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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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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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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