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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 […]


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 […]


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 Harbourside shopping centre, 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 […]


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 […]


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.   […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]