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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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The Goods Line Sydney

The Goods Line Sydney

The Goods Line, Sydney, is urban renewal at its best. Transforming a long-abandoned freight railway line into green space, this formerly dead part of town now draws city workers outside and creates an attractive walkway between Central Station and Darling Harbour. This area was my former stomping ground (I’m ex-ABC and UTS, both of which […]

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Where to Stay in Sydney

Thinking about which of the city’s best walks you’ll do will determine where to stay in Sydney. If you’ll be doing other things during your stay, it doesn’t really matter where you stay as it’s fairly easy to get around… but if you only have a short time in Sydney and want to squeeze in […]

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Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk

The Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk is a short bush walk with big rewards, amazing views over Palm Beach and whale watching in Winter and early Spring. Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk Barrenjoey Headland is a relatively small peninsula, primed for spectacular views. From the top you can see the vast stretch of Pacific Ocean to the east, Hawkesbury […]

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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 […]

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Sydney Harbour Bridge Walk

Two structures define Sydney’s skyline: the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. While you may have heard of Bridge Climb – walking over the bridge’s arch to the summit – there’s also a completely free Sydney Harbour Bridge walk with equally unmissable views. There are three ways to do the Sydney Harbour Bridge walk; The […]

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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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1831 Hotel Sydney Review

About the 1831 Hotel With a nod to its heritage, fresh paint and a bedding upgrade transformed the long-standing Pensione Hotel on popular thoroughfare George Street, into the budget-friendly boutique 1831 Hotel. Keeping prices relatively low for the city centre, it offers the bare minimum of facilities, trimmings and room size, while keeping convenience and […]

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Find Walking Groups Sydney

If you’re new to Sydney or your mates or partner aren’t the bushwalking type, don’t feel you have to walk alone. You’ll never hike solo if you don’t want to (besides, is it even safe to walk alone in Sydney?). There are different types of walking groups Sydney to suit your style. Here’s how to find […]

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1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die

I have two reliable sources of solace: nature, and books. So it’s no wonder I finally picked up 1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die, edited by Sydney-sider Barry Stone (and of course I immediately flicked through to find which Sydney walks made the grade). The bucket list concept doesn’t motivate me, and this […]

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