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September 6, 2016

Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas held between 27th May and 18th June, is a time when the city transforms into a night wonderland. With spectacular events such as 3D projections, laser light shows and illuminated buildings, there is entertainment for all ages. Circular Quay being at the heart of the Vivid celebrations, the waterside is lined with around 60 light art sculptures and illuminations forming the Vivid Light Walk, with the highlight being the projection show on the Sydney Opera House. This year (2016) the Sails are...

August 16, 2016

Symbio Wildlife Park, 40 minutes south of Sydney CBD, is another of Sydney’s top wildlife parks which has a very diverse range of inhabitants from the unique indigenous animals of Australia to the exotic foreign animals of Africa and South America.

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As well as the great variety of animals, Symbio also provides a unique and memorable experience with a number of potential encounters which allows you to get up close and personal with a select few of the parks gentle residents. Despite the additional fee, an encounter with either a Koala, Mee...

August 11, 2016

Sydney offers a vast amount of fine dining restaurants throughout the lively city, however, experiencing the Sydney Harbour by night on a two and a half hour Captains Dinner on board a Sydney Dinner Cruise was a beautiful way to spend a night with prestigious views of the Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and the city skyline.

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As we watched the impressive Sydney 2000 cruise ship which was all lit up, sail into Circular Quay with the Harbour Bridge backdrop, we were in awe. Not expecting such a large cruise, we soon became a...

August 4, 2016

Whale Watching is one of Sydney’s top activities and is a great 4-hour adventure cruising out to Sydney Heads to experience the migration of Humpback Whales. Although it is one of the main attractions out of Sydney, unfortunately these sightings only happen between the months of May through to November. Migrating from Antarctica to the Great Barrier Reef and back each year, whale watchers are able to view these gentle giants not only from Sydney but also out from various locations off the east coast of Australia.

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The unfor...

June 29, 2016

If you are looking for adventure with a bunch of like minded backpackers, the Fraser's on Rainbow Tag Along Tour on Fraser Island is the ultimate experience. The three day 4WD tour across the island gives you the chance to cruise along some beautiful, wide beaches as well as in among the dense forest behind the wheel of a fully equipped 4WD in order to get to some of the islands natural beauties. After each day of adventure, there is then also the entire evening to enjoy plenty of goon (alcohol).

A compulsory tour briefing on the afternoon...

June 3, 2016

Featherdale Wildlife Park, located in Western Sydney, is one of Sydney’s top wildlife parks. Specialising in Australian native wildlife and birds, this beautiful park allows the public to be highly interactive with selected wildlife, with many hand feeding opportunities!

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Being animal enthusiasts we love getting as much hands on experience with wildlife as possible everywhere we go. During our visit we had countless opportunities to hand feed the plentiful numbers of paddy melons, wallabies and kangaroos. Feed was presented in waff...

May 1, 2016

Do you enjoy camping and the countryside? However, have you ever wished for a bit more luxury whilst seeking outdoor recreation? If your answer is yes then Glamping might be the perfect style of camping for you! Whilst ‘traditional’ camping is all well and good, at times some luxuries from home may add a nice touch and allows for a little more comfort providing a more enjoyable experience.

We decided to have our first go at it with Nomadic Belle, a company set up in Sydney which pitch their beautiful, top quality tents in any location of your choice within 300...

March 4, 2016

Australia beaches are more beautiful than I anticipated. It never struck me as a country that would have lovely beaches but I was definitely wrong! Sydney is surrounded by fine white sandy clean beaches with blue waters. The cove beaches are my favourite compared to the long beaches but I'll take any of them any day. What I have noticed is that beaches here do not have bars or restaurants on the actual beach which I find strange after being used to chiringuitos on Spanish beaches!



Bondi Beach

Bondi was the first beach we visit back when we were travelling t...

February 20, 2016

This five kilometre paint race is the "happiest 5k on the Planet" and definitely puts a smile on everybody's faces. Taking place in numerous cities in Australia and being a global event they have partnered with over 50 charities over the years making kind donations from profits made from the event. 

This particular event was a Night Run so we were advised to wear black and wear glow sticks. Starting off in our clean black clothes we were welcomed by volunteers launching coloured powder at us at every kilometre. The Sydney run was held around Mrs Macquarie Pa...

January 30, 2016

 

The Hunter Valley is only a 3 hour drive from us so as we love wine dearly it was a given that we visit this famous wine region. Hunter, in New South Wales, is the oldest wine growing region in Australia with over 150 vineyards producing wines from a wide variety of grapes; Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Verdelho and the iconic of the region being Semillon. Before visiting we had never tasted Verdelho and Vermentino and they both taste so good. Being a red wine fan myself it was the perfect opportunity to taste white wines. 

We visited Pokolbin, on...

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