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Sydney Walking Events 2020

*** UPDATE: Well 2020 hasn’t worked out like anyone planned! Many events have been cancelled. We’ve kept all the “old normal” information and links so you can click through to check what’s happening in the “new normal”. And we’ll be providing 2021 event updates as soon as we know about them too. Here is definitive […]

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Bondi to Manly Walk: What to Wear

We’ve already given you tips for a general hiking checklist, but let’s get really specific about the conditions you can expect on the 80km walk from Bondi to Manly… and pack accordingly. Firstly, it’s a semi-urban walk which means most people you see out and about are probably not doing what you’re doing. They have […]

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Tips for Hiking in the Rain

The weather forecast is RAIN. Do you a) hide indoors and dust the top of your kitchen cupboards OR b) greedily choose to have stunning bushwalking tracks all to yourself, see more wildlife than usual, stare in amazement at the trickles and waterfalls you never thought possible? The more awesome option b) means facing the […]

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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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Hiking Checklist

With more than 50 years bushwalking experience between us, we’ve packed our bags for day walks and overnight hikes umpteen times. Over time, you get good at knowing the hiking essentials, plus what you can do without. This hiking checklist will save you a whole lot of time and hassle. It’s designed for Australian conditions, […]

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Hiking and Walking Resources

This list of walking resources will help in planning your next bushwalk. With a particular focus on Sydney and NSW, here is what you need to know to stay safe, get there on time, wearing the right gear, and choosing the best place to go… all in one spot! Weather Too hot, too cold, too […]

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NSW Heritage Festival 2021 Sydney events

Every place has a story. It’s these stories that transform locations to have a sense of place. The annual NSW Heritage Festival offers a range of history-focused events. The Australian Heritage Festival is typically held between mid-April to mid-May. We update this page every year to bring you the latest events. Sydney Highlights of the […]

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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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Q Station Manly Quarantine Station

About Q Station Manly It’s what still attracts people here; close to the burgeoning township of Sydney yet far enough to break from city life. But from the 1830s, North Head was more than a simple respite for arriving ships. For 150 years until typhus, smallpox and scarlet fever became history, Manly Quarantine Station tended […]

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Wendy’s Secret Garden Sydney

A true creator sees what isn’t there, then makes it appear. And so it was with Wendy Whiteley, already an established Australian artist, when she looked over the mess of invasive weeds and tangled lantana filling the neglected escarpment near her door. In her mind’s eye she could see it. A sanctuary to escape the […]

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