Tips & Articles

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October
2018

How to see the sand dunes of Port Stephens?

Port Stephens is a complete gem to visit, a colour palette of white sandy beaches and bright blue skies. It is famous for having the largest moving dunes in the Southern Hemisphere, the Anna Bay Sand Dunes. These jaw-dropping dunes can reach heights of up to 40 metres, stretching along Stockton Bright for over 34 kilometres at Birubi Beach. The dunes offer an array of activities for the whole family. Whether you visit these sand dunes for its sand boarding, camel rides, quad biking or simply to watch the sunset over the dunes, you will certainly not be disappointed. Quad […]

   
  
1
October
2018

Why you should visit the Art Gallery of NSW?

Calling all lovers of beauty to the Art Gallery of NSW. This five-story art museum building is bursting with incredible pieces, with every nook and cranny filled. A short walk from the city centre, this gallery has a range of permeant and ever-changing collections, with a range of events and programs. Spark your creative side as you stroll through this beautiful building’s halls. History The beginnings of the Art gallery began in the 1800s. Melbourne, Sydney’s arch-rival, opened their art gallery in 1861, which caused dismay for competitive Sydneysiders. This sparked the beginnings of government funding to re-invest in resources […]

   
  
5
September
2018

How Long Should You Stay in Sydney?

On every traveller’s bucket list is Australia’s spectacular city, Sydney. Famous for its beautiful harbourfront and pristine beaches, Sydney is an essential stop on your Australia adventure. But how long should you stay there for? First, let’s have a look at what there is to do! Bondi Beach Wack on your sunnies, and slide into your thongs, to get ready for a day out on the beach. Venture to Bondi Beach, Australia’s most iconic beach, located right on Sydney’s doorstep. Surf the crashing waves or lie back and relax along the sprawling beach sand. If you prefer pools, Bondi’s popular […]

   
  
24
August
2018

How to Spend Your Time at Bondi Beach

Everyone’s heard the name Bondi Beach before. As one of Sydney’s most famous attractions, this stretch of coastline offers a lively look into local life in the city. You can find the beach just 7km from the bustling centre of the city, though it feels like a million miles away thanks to its crashing waves and pristine sands. Bondi is renowned for its laidback beach lifestyle, lending a home to surfers and swimmers alike, as well as families looking for a fun spot to spend a day. The beach itself is flanked by a number of hip cafes, delicious restaurants, […]

   
  
19
July
2018

What to See at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney

Set in the heart of Sydney’s urban Central Business District, there is a natural oasis bursting with exotic colours. The Royal Botanic Gardens are a verdant collection of some of the world’s most incredible plant species, all of which can be seen against a picturesque backdrop that feels a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. The gardens date back to 1816 when they were first opened as a scientific hold for some of the world’s most exotic plant species. Today, it remains one of the oldest scientific institutions in Australia and takes the title […]

   
  
24
May
2018

Exploring Mrs Macquarie’s Point

Sydney boasts one of the most iconic skylines in the world with a smattering of renowned landmarks, like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. These attractions can all be seen from the incredible vantage point of Mrs Macquarie’s Point. Connected to the lush expanse of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs Macquarie’s Point is the most north-easterly part of Farm Cove and perches over the top of some of the city’s best-loved highlights. The region is also home to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. Also known as Lady Macquarie’s Chair, this sandstone rock formation has been carved to resemble a bench. Formed […]

   
  
20
April
2018

Exploring Shark Island National Park

Set 1 kilometre from Rose Bay in the clutches of Sydney Harbour, Shark Island promises visitors a spectacular picnic spot with a rich and fascinating history. This part of the region boasts an impressive foreshore with incredible views over the surrounding scenery. Complete with a selection of lush grassy areas that pose the perfect backdrop for a picnic, it is a great spot for watching the world go by. Elsewhere on the island, there are plenty of grottos that were hand-built in the 1900s to explore, many of which are home to an exciting range of tide pool creatures. The […]

   
  
9
March
2018

Adventurous Pursuits at the Anna Bay Dunes

Escape the busy streets and city life of Sydney and head out into an ancient landscape characterised by undulating sand dunes and incredible views. At Anna Bay, you’ll find the largest coastal sand mass in the whole of New South Wales, complete with pretty dunes that provide the perfect backdrop for a range of relaxing and adventurous activities. Birubi Beach is the most popular destination in the area, spanning part of the 34 kilometre stretch of Stockton Bright. The coastal stretch is exposed to the wind and waves, but the northern corner is hidden away from the sea breeze, providing […]

   
  
1
February
2018

The Shops at Sydney Harbour

Vibrant Sydney is full of exciting shopping adventures, whether you’re on the hunt for the latest branded footwear or simply want to pick up a souvenir or two for friends back home. At the Sydney Harbour, visitors can marvel at the beautiful city skyline while browsing some of the best-loved stores in the country. Inside, there are more than 25 delicious restaurants, cafes, and bars, and more than 40 fashion and accessory stores with a hearty dose of entertainment thrown in for good measure. If you’re visiting on a Saturday evening, don’t forget to stick around for the fireworks in […]

   
  
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 […]

   
  
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