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Cemetery Walking Tours

Cemetery walking tours give fascinating insight into the people and society that came before. Because in death, there are enduring signs of life. While Sydney may not be home to famous cemeteries like Cimetière du Père Lachaise in Paris or the Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague, still the old cemeteries of this relatively modern city […]

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Sydney Walking Events 2018

Here is definitive list of Sydney walking events 2018. It’s an event calendar of challenge walks in Sydney and surrounds, including Wollongong and the Central Coast. Whilst all are challenging, some are true long distance charity walks, with a few 50km or 100km walks for charity. We update this walking events calendar throughout the year, […]

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Trekking Training for Everest in Sydney

A few months ago we received an email from a newsletter subscriber Paul about trekking training. He wrote; Just wondering if you have written any articles on good walks (with a lot of steps) in and around Sydney that would be good practice for Everest? We’d just shared the challenge of walking the Coast Track […]

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Australian Heritage Festival NSW

NSW Heritage Festival 2018 Sydney events

Every place has a story. It’s these stories that transform sites from a mere location to gaining a sense of place. The NSW Heritage Festival, held annually, offers a range of history-focused events. This year, the Australian Heritage Festival will be held between 18 April and 20 May 2018. Knowing our readers have a passion for […]

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Eagle Rock Royal National Park

Curracurrong Falls, or Eagle Rock in Royal National Park, is one of those rare waterfalls that sometimes looks like it’s flowing upwards. It can happen when the wind is strong enough to blow the water droplets back up before disappearing as mist. The waterfall is impressive after sustained rainfall and an extra special sight in […]

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Royal National Park Cabins Open Day

Have you ever wanted to know more about the Royal National Park cabins? On the annual open day, hear directly from members of the shack communities for the National Trust Festival. You’ll hear how the cabins have been built and maintained by generations of local families away from the mod cons of 21st century life. […]

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Short-beaked echidna. Photo by Adrian van der Stel.

Australian birds and animals in Royal National Park

We are still blown away by how beautiful guest Adrian van der Stel’s photos are of the Australian birds and animals he spotted while out on a full-day Sydney coastal walk with us in Royal National Park a few years ago. This wasn’t a birdwatching tour, nor a specific wildlife walk, but rather Adrian’s photos are of […]

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Royal National Park Fires 2018

Royal National Park Fires

Just because it’s no longer news, don’t think the Royal National Park fires are over. For walkers, the impact will be felt for months to come. Below is exactly which walking tracks remain open, and which are closed (read on or skip straight to track closures). The 2018 fires – thought to be deliberately lit on […]

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Featured in The Guardian

While most Sydneysiders were ensconced at their nearest beach over the summer holidays, I received an email from a journalist wanting to know exactly what it is that locals love about Sydney. Only problem: there’s so much to love! But this was the brief for the piece on a Local’s Guide to Sydney for the […]

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Royal National Park accommodation

Royal National Park Accommodation

Come for a walk in Royal National Park, they said. It’ll be easy, they said. Wedding Cake Rock, Figure 8 Pools, and more! Then they lump you with the task of planning where to stay near Royal National Park, and the questions start: “am I looking for Bundeena accommodation”, “where are all the hotels”, “hmm […]

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