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.
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 […]
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 […]
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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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.
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.
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.
Sydney is a city with a very hectic past. From the harsh lives of the early settlers to the rumours of men trapped inside the Sydney Harbour Bridge, there are plenty of ghost stories around. It makes sense then, to bring together the best of Sydney’s ghost tours.