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Sydney wildflowers

Where to See Wildflowers in Sydney

During late winter and early spring, the bushland in and around Sydney comes alive with wildflowers: Australian native flowers growing wild in nature. They are not planted or tended to by people. Best Locations for Wildflowers Sydney There is an abundance of wildflowers in Sydney wherever you find native bushland. Generally speaking, national parks are ideal, including Royal, […]

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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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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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Best places for whale watching sydney

6 Best Whale Watching Places in Sydney

Whale watching season in Sydney is a great reason to get on the winter woollies and head to the coast. There are numerous vantage points all along the coastline but we’ve chosen the six best, most easily accessible and dramatic places to watch whales in Sydney. If you’ve never seen a whale before, it’s something […]

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Aboriginal Canoe Tree

Not too far along the track to Figure 8 Pools is one of the best examples of an Aboriginal canoe tree we’ve seen. It’s literally right next to the track but still easy to miss because you have to know what to look for. Aboriginal Canoes To know what you’re looking for, first you need […]

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Things to do in Manly (for people who love the outdoors)

Manly has a lot to offer, from its beaches to bays, there are plenty of things to do in Manly. While the locals love the cosmopolitan dining and shopping, it is Manly’s natural beauty that attracted them in the first place. So pull on your boots and follow our guide of things to do in […]

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Best Walks Royal National Park

Best Royal National Park Walks

With all these bushwalking options, it’s no wonder Royal National Park is a favourite escape for Sydney-siders. It’s a pleasure to share some of the best Royal National Park walks with you, after all, this park is where it all started for us. The only problem now is choosing which walk you’ll tackle this weekend!

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Jibbon Aboriginal Midden

Walk down onto the sand at the western end of Jibbon Beach, Bundeena, there’s a sign saying “Royal National Park, A Dharawal Place”. But what is a Dharawal place? Dharawal were the Aboriginal people that lived in southern Sydney. What makes here any more Dharawal than the developed suburb of Cronulla across the water? The […]

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