International Fleet Review 2013 – 8 tips for landlubbers

International Fleet Review 2013 – 8 tips for landlubbers

The International Fleet Review runs from 3 – 11 October on and around Sydney Harbour. So what does this mean for non-nautical boffins? Answer – The biggest gathering on Sydney Harbour since the Sydney Olympics with 20 tall ships, 40 warships from around the world and 10,000 sailors … swoon! Action includes naval gun salutes, aerial flypasts, parades, ships open for inspection, concerts, fireworks and Prince Harry! So pack your...

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Australia Day 2013: Sand Sculpture Championship in Windsor

Australia Day 2013: Sand Sculpture Championship in Windsor

On Australia Day 2013 I visited the 2nd Hawkesbury International Sand Sculpture Championship in Windsor, approximately 1-1.5 hours west of Sydney. It runs from 10th – 28th January 2013, ending on the Monday of the Australia Day long weekend. The opening times are 10am – 7pm daily. This year’s theme is Fairytales and Fables. The artworks include a Gollum from Lord of the Rings, Icarus, Little Red Riding Hood, Humpty Dumpty, and a gun...

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Sydney Festival 2013: My 5 tips

Sydney Festival 2013: My 5 tips

It’s time for one of my favourite annual performance festivals in Sydney … the Sydney Festival (www.sydneyfestival.org.au). In 2013 the festival runs from 5 – 27 January. As always it is choc-a-bloc with exciting events, performances and exhibitions. Venues have been selected across Sydney including Darling Harbour, the Domain, Seymour Centre, Sydney Theatre Company, the Recital Hall in Angel Place and many more. There are indoors and...

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Sculpture by the Sea 2012

Sculpture by the Sea 2012

                    Sculpture by the Sea (http://www.sculpturebythesea.com) is an annual outdoor art exhibition of Sydney. It also visits Perth and Denmark. In 2012 the Bondi program ran from Thursday 18 October to Sunday 4 November 2012. I went along to the Bondi event on Sunday 28 October 2012 and took a Kiwi friend who was visiting. The festival attracts thousands of entrants from around the...

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My Sydney New Year’s Resolutions

My Sydney New Year’s Resolutions

So it’s 2012. Weren’t we all supposed to have rocket packs and robot servants by now? Below is a list of my 5 New Year’s resolutions for Sydney tourist activities. The items are activities and place I’ve been talking about for years but have never got to. Maybe if I write it down it will make me actually go! 1. Bridge Climb Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge (aka Bridge Climb – http://www.bridgeclimb.com.au/) has been on my list...

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Sydney’s Rainy Christmas 2011: A wash out

Sydney’s Rainy Christmas 2011: A wash out

What is going on with this weather?! Sydneysiders and tourists, we have been ripped off this Summer and Christmas season! Lucky there are lots of things to do out of the rain in Sydney. Below are 5 suggestions to entertain you while keeping dry over the Summer. 1. Shopping There is no end of shopping options throughout Sydney. For fashion bargains I like DFO in Homebush (www.dfo.com.au) and Birkenhead Point...

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