Whale Watching in Sydney

It’s the season for whale watching in Sydney, and we’ve got you covered with the best places to spot migrating whales.

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November 10, 2014 by
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Royal National Park is home to one of Sydney's stunnign coastal walks.

Sydney’s Stunning Coastal Walks

  Carved by ocean inlets and fringed by national parks that end abruptly in vertical cliffs, Sydney is a metropolis that’s easy to escape. Wilderness around here often comes with ocean views and boardwalk trails, making it appealing and accessible to all kinds of travelers. Whether you hike within view of the Sydney Opera House […]

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November 4, 2014 by
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A Local’s Guide to Bondi Beach

Sydney's Bondi Beach neighborhood offers more than this famous bay. If you get off the beaten path, you'll discover a wealth of secrets tucked into its streets.

You’ve done the Bondi-to-Coogee Coastal Walk. You’ve sunbathed on its sands and ridden its waves. You’ve even stayed out late hopping between its many backpacker bars. But that’s not all there is to do in Bondi Beach. Bondi is as historic as it is eclectic. It’s the beach that introduced surfing to Australia and founded the world’s first surf lifesaving club. Bondi Beach has also hosted big events since the early 1900s. Today, Bondi is home to a fascinating mix of surfers, hippies, artists, suburbanites, foreigners and Hasidic Jews. The neighborhood is down-to-earth yet sophisticated, and it’s full of surprises. Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about Bondi Beach.

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October 27, 2014 by
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Jazz in the Vines

On the Jazz in the Vines tour, guests taste wine and cheese before listening to world-class music amid vineyards and the Brokenback Mountains.

On the last Saturday in October, jazz musicians from Australia and around the world descend upon the vineyards of the Hunter Valley for Jazz in the Vines. Specifically, they come to Tyrrell’s Wines, a picturesque 15-acre (6-hectare) property at the foot of the Brokenback Mountains, two and a half hours from Sydney. This year’s event […]

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October 13, 2014 by
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Best Shopping in the Blue Mountains

Surrounded by a World Heritage national park, Leura offers some of the best shopping in the Blue Mountains.

An hour and a half from Sydney, Blue Mountains National Park is renowned for steep canyons, scenic overhangs, tall waterfalls and a blue-violet hue cast over the hills every dawn and dusk. But the surrounding villages aren’t just for outdoor lovers. Unbeknownst to many, the region is also great for shopping. Leura, especially, is lined […]

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October 13, 2014 by
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Sydney Good Food Month

During Sydney Good Food Month, Hyde Park transforms into a hawker-style street food fair.

There are many reasons to visit Sydney in October, but Sydney Good Food Month is by far the tastiest. Since its inception in 1998, Sydney Good Food Month (previously called Crave Sydney International Food Festival) has grown into the foodie event of the year. The 2014 festival will feature guest appearances by such chefs as Yotam Ottolenghi and David Thompson, a chocolate festival held in the historic Rocks District and the beloved Night Noodle Markets, which will return to Hyde Park for the 16th year. Here are five recurring events to fill you up during Sydney Good Food Month 2014.

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October 6, 2014 by
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Sydney and Melbourne Flash Sale

HURRY! Book by June 26th, 2014 to save 50% on select tours in Sydney and Melbourne. This exclusive offer applies to select departure times and dates through March 31st, 2015. Please note that this offer is available for new transactions only and cannot be applied to any existing booking.

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September 18, 2014 by
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Best Weekends Away From Sydney

Blue Moutains

Visiting a city like Sydney is one of the best ways to see the quintessential Australia – or at least, the one seen on the postcards. The best way to really see Australia though is to spend a weekend away from Sydney.

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September 15, 2014 by
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Taking a Ride on the Zig Zag Railway

Visiting the Blue Mountains

Just outside of Lithgow, in the Blue Mountains, sits the Zig Zag Railway. It’s not the most well-known tourist destination, but taking a ride on the Zig Zag Railway should be a part of any tourist itinerary.

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September 1, 2014 by
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Hiking in the Lane Cove National Park

Bushwalking Sydney

Hiking in the Lane Cove National Park is one of the closest places to bushwalk to Sydney. As such, it’s both the most convenient park to visit for those visiting Sydney – and one of the most overlooked as visitors favour the Blue Mountains or the Royal National Park.

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August 18, 2014 by
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