Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk

Treetop Walk at the Illawarra Fly

Last weekend I went on one of those day trips out of Sydney that are so simple to do, and so often overlooked. A day trip that filled my lungs with oxygen, swept out the cobwebs and put a smile on my face. The trip was to the Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures in the Southern Highlands,Read More

Harry Potter Exhibition

Harry Potter Exhibition at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum

A few months ago I popped along to a preview of the Harry Potter exhibition at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum. At the time they had Matthew Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom, and a few of the pieces from the exhibition to whet our appetite.It’s fair to say I’ve been looking forward to the exhibition opening, andRead More

Lake Ballard Sculptures

Lake Ballard Sculptures, Western Australia

I’ve always loved Sydney’s famous Sculptures By The Sea. Me and the half a million other people it attracts in a matter of weeks. But on the other side of Australia there’s another set of sculptures that may not be as well known, but also deserve a visit. The “Inside Australia” sculptures at Lake BallardRead More

Hayman Island, Qld

Chef’s Table at Hayman Island, Whitsundays

As anyone who knows me can tell you, I love to travel, and I love my food. So when the opportunity came to travel to the Whitsundays to experience some of the area’s foodie delights, you can imagine what a horrible day that was for me. I’m a little embarrassed to admit it was myRead More

World Press Photo

World Press Photo 2011 at State Library of NSW

One of the most powerful, confronting, and thought provoking exhibitions I’ve ever attended is back in Sydney once again, and I can’t recommend it highly enough. The World Press Photo competition has been around for more than 50 years, with the World Press Photo organization in Holland sorting through the best works of newspaper andRead More

Sydney's Big Red Double Decker Bus Tours

Sydney Big Red Bus Tour on Double Decker Bus

Over the years I’ve travelled on many a Big Red Bus tour in cities around the world. My first was in New York, and after I got over the cringe factor of being such an obvious tourist, I discovered they’re a great way to get to know the layout of the city, and pick upRead More

Trainworks museum

Train Spotting on a Sydney Day Trip to the Trainworks Museum

A few weeks ago I got a sneak peek at a museum that opens this weekend and will put a spring in the step of train spotters and day trippers around Sydney and beyond. It’s called Trainworks, it’s found at Thirlmere, and it’s being described as “the most comprehensive interpretive display of railway history inRead More