What are you doing for Australia Day 2013 in Sydney?

What are you doing for Australia Day 2013 in Sydney?

Looking for what’s on in Sydney for Australia Day 2013? Here are my top 5 picks. Click on the suburb name to go straight to each event page. City - Head to the city to see the classic ferry race (Sydney ferries race each other from the Heads to the Bridge), to free music (The Domain, Darling Harbour and in The Rocks). Vintage cars will line Macquarie Street near Parliament House. Ash Grunwald and singer/songwriter Gurrumul are...

Read More

Surprise! Entertaining Sydney visitors on a budget

Surprise! Entertaining Sydney visitors on a budget

A friend of mine has an overseas visitor and asked me what she should do while they are in Sydney. So … here are my top 10 things to do and see in and around Sydney – whether you have a visitor or want to step into holiday mode. My tips, as always, take a thrifty slant. Prices are correct as of the date of this post. Take a ferry from Circular Quay to Manly - Manly is on the north side of Sydney Harbour. You can get there by bus or car...

Read More

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 world. Over 100 finalists were selected for Bondi 2012. The...

Read More

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...

Read More

Millions of beaches, beaches for me – my favourite Sydney beaches

Millions of beaches, beaches for me – my favourite Sydney beaches

There are soooooo many beaches in and around Sydney.  Each one has a unique character and beauty and every Sydneysider will have their own favourites.  My top  5 are below. 1.       Coogee Beach Without the pretentiousness of Bondi, Coogee is by far my favourite.  With a very English looking promenade there are lovely walks to the south end to the dog park and kids playground.  I love to grab a coffee or have...

Read More