Tips & Articles

19
December
2017

Exploring Garden Island in Sydney

Garden Island can be found in the centre of Sydney and is a cultural locality filled with things to see and do. It’s set to the north-east of the city’s central business district, and reaches up to Port Jackson and Potts Point. It originally began its life as a place for the government and navy, and remains the location of Royal Australian Navy base. Visitors to the area can explore active dockyards, including the famous Captain Cook Graving Dock, as well as naval wharves and a huge heritage and museum precinct that’s packed with facts and stories about the area’s […]

   
  
11
October
2017

Sydney Tower: See the City from a Different Perspective

Sydney is jam-packed full of fun things to see and do, with plenty of incredible views and world-famous landmarks to enjoy. Its skyline forms an impressive backdrop to any explorations, and there are a number of majestic buildings that overlook city life. The Sydney Tower Eye, often just referred to as Sydney Tower, has been an important part of the skyline for 30 years, providing visitors with the chance to soak up stunning views across the city and experience things from a different perspective. It’s the tallest structure in Sydney, which means it promises some of the best views.   […]

   
  
19
September
2017

Surfing and Scuba Diving at Sydney’s Manly Beach

Sydney’s laidback beach culture is one of its biggest draws. People flock to its pristine shores to kick back and relax in the sun and try out some adventurous beach-based pursuits. Manly Beach is a hotspot for surfers, and is the home of the Australian Open every year in February. As well as a rich surf culture and beautiful sandy views, there are plenty of shops, cafes, and restaurants to enjoy along the promenade and on the beach itself. From there, you can enjoy people watching and experience the sun setting over the horizon. Things to Do at Manly Beach […]

   
  
10
August
2017

Things to Do at the Shark Island National Park

Sydney Harbour is one of the city’s most prominent hotspots, and plays host to a number of iconic landmarks, like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Visitors often choose to venture out into the harbour to explore the city’s silhouette from a different perspective, but there are plenty of other things to do besides taking a cruise on the calm waters. In fact, in the heart of the harbour there is a picturesque island. Shark Island National Park, as it is known, can be found around 1 kilometre from the mouth of Rose Bay in the harbour, […]

   
  
19
July
2017

The Views From Mrs Macquarie’s Chair

Sydney has plenty of top attractions and sights to see, from the iconic Sydney Opera House to the Harbour Bridge and beyond. Mrs Macquarie’s Chair sits above Sydney’s picturesque harbour on a peninsula that juts out over the sea. Formed of exposed sandstone rock that was hand-carved into a bench by convicts in 1810, it was built especially for Governor Macquarie’s wife, Elizabeth. The peninsula it sits on is also named after the Governor’s wife and forms part of The Domain, which can be found near the colourful Royal Botanic Gardens. The History of Mrs Macquarie and Her Chair Mrs […]

   
  
15
June
2017

The Best Whale Watching Spots in Sydney

Sydney boasts two distinct whale watching seasons. Between May and August, you can catch a glimpse of the resident humpback whales as they head north to mate and, later in the year between August and December, you can watch them as they come back south with their calves. You’re more likely to spot these magnificent creatures during the winter season, as there are around 20,000 individuals that migrate along this stretch of coastline. As well as humpbacks, you might even be able to spot a minke whale and an orca or two. For best views, grab some binoculars and head […]

   
  
15
May
2017

The Top 6 Things to Do at Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach is undoubtedly one of the most famous beaches in the world, promising visitors a show of golden sand and turquoise waters on the edge of Sydney City. As well as pretty views and a laidback lifestyle to soak up, the beach offers tonnes of things to get stuck into. Here are some of the best things to do while you’re in the area. Things to Do at Bondi Beach 1. Bondi Surf Pavilion Community Centre What was originally a beach bathhouse has now become one of the most popular attractions on the beach. Now a cultural community centre, […]

   
  
28
April
2017

The Marvellous Views from Mrs Macquarie’s Point

Sydney city is full of incredible, iconic landmarks, and you can peer out over most of them from Mrs Macquarie’s Point. Joined to the Royal Botanic Gardens, but officially making up part of the Domain, Mrs Macquarie’s Point marks the furthest north-eastern tip of Farm Cove and looks out over some of Sydney’s stunning highlights, including the Sydney Opera House. At the Point, you’ll also find Mrs Macquarie’s Chair (also dubbed Lady Macquarie’s Chair), a sandstone rock that has been excellently carved into the shape of a bench. It dates back to 1810, when a group of convicts hand carved […]

   
  
12
April
2017

Things to Do at The Rocks

The Rocks is a popular part of Sydney City, providing a hearty dose of history and culture to visitors. Located on the southern shore of Sydney’s iconic harbour, it overlooks Circular Quay on Sydney Cove and marks the spot where the first European settlement landed in 1788. Things to Do at The Rocks The central location of The Rocks and its closeness to Circular Quay make it an incredibly popular spot. The buildings surrounding it are imbued with centuries of history, while the views of the impressive Harbour Bridge make it an iconic site. Throughout the area, there are plenty […]

   
  
20
March
2017

Fun Facts About the Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is one of Australia’s most iconic buildings. The impressive sails of the building characterise Sydney City and provide a fascinating place to explore the culture and modern history of the country. Designed by Jorn Utzon, a Danish architect, the Sydney Opera House was opened back in 1973, almost 20 years after Utzon was chosen as the winner of an international design competition. Though the name suggest that the opera house is just one single venue, it in fact comprises several performance halls and venues that are some of the busiest and most-used in the entire world. […]