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Bondi to Manly walk

Bondi to Manly Walk

A surfer crosses the path after a cheeky morning session; children learn to sail, their boats bobbing in the harbour; and mates pull a kayak down to the water’s edge for an arvo paddle. Sometimes there are no people at all; just scrubby coastal heath, delicate flannel flowers, towering angophora, twisting Port Jackson figs and […]

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Sydney City Walk

This is the ultimate Sydney city walk. The challenge: exploring the living green-ness of Australia’s largest city without getting lost in the urban jungle. Sydney Opera House, The Rocks and Barangaroo linked by the city’s gardens and parkland. In just half a day, see the big hitters – the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge […]

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wendy's secret garden

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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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

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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sydney harbour bridge walk free

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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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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Cahill Walk Sydney

The Cahill Walk in Sydney is one of the harbour’s most popular walks, despite being virtually unknown. This 2.2km (1.3 mile) urban stroll links Royal Botanic Gardens and Milsons Point to Circular Quay and Sydney Harbour Bridge. The best known and most popular section of the Cahill Walk is the northern end, more commonly referred […]

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Sir Stamford Circular Quay Review

About the Sir Stamford Hotel The Sir Stamford at Circular Quay oozes heritage and luxury of a very particular variety – that of the British colonial era. The 105 room hotel’s namesake, Sir Stamford Raffles – the colonialist responsible for effectively founding the modern city of Singapore – is a nod to the Singaporean owner-operator […]

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