There is something about learning the history of your local surrounds. Sydney, although young, has a rich history full of stories of convicts, colonial development and the establishment of the city we see today. Cockatoo Island holds many key pieces of our rich history and we set out for a day to find out more about them. I’ve lived in Sydney for 24 years and this was the first time I had been to Cockatoo Island. I’m sure many of you could say the same. It found itself on my
It’s not too often that the words budget, boutique and Sydney find themselves in the same sentence but I took on the challenge and found a way to make it possible.
Budget hotels are so often very clinical and basic so when I found the Pensione Hotel Sydney I was pleasantly surprised that it had so much character, history and a real boutique feel about it and all for a very reasonable price. The Pensione is a couple of blocks up from Town Hall Station and an easy walk to Cent
By Simone Emery – Guest Blogger from Play With Food It was a scorching weekend in Sydney and an air-conditioned car trip to a destination with a pool was exactly what we needed. Kangaroo valley is approximately 2 – 3 hours from Sydney because let’s face it, Sydney is huge and the traffic can be hairy at the best of times. Hopefully it only takes you a bit over 2 hours.
We took the Hume Hwy route on the way down and then wandered back to Sydney via the coast. On the way down
Oh the magic of Christmas… there is nothing like it. Trying to capture that magic and cram it into one big event is no mean feat but for one Sydney family, they made it their challenge and have done an amazing job! We had the absolute privilege of sharing the Sydney Santa Spectacular with the wonderful families from Camp Quality and The Children’s Hospital last night. It was a very special night seeing the little faces of so many children light up with glowing smiles as they
It may be warm outside but a blast of snow and a sprinkle of magic is coming to Sydney again this Christmas. The Sydney Santa Spectacular is an event not to be missed and to help you get there we have 4 VIP passes to give away! Held at Sydney’s Rosehill Gardens, The Sydney Santa Spectacular is packed full of activities for the kids and kids at heart. You’ll find my kids on the Ice Skating rink and Toboggan Slide while I enjoy the Double Decker Carousel while the snow falls. M
Brought to you by Nuffnang and Singin’ In The Rain, Sydney. “Singin’ In The Rain”, the musical, is currently in town and we had the chance to check it out. This splash-hit musical has arrived along with its 12,000 litres of water and iconic dance routines that are an absolute delight for all watching. With so many bright and colourful elements and the epic splash created by all that water, there isn’t a moment were the kids could possibly get bored! Growing up as a dancer, on
Vivid Sydney™ has truly become one of our beautiful city’s most enchanting and amazing festivals! With Vivid Sydney™ drawing over 1.7 million people in 2015 it is clear that its an event that is not to be missed. But how achievable is Vivid Sydney™ with small children? Is it possible or even worth it at all? My answer is YES and I’d like to share with you some hints and tips that have worked for us when visiting Vivid Sydney™ over the years. NSW Minister for Tourism and Major