Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, photo courtesy BridgeClimb Sydney

20 Great Sydney Tours For Every Budget and Adrenalin Level

Having lived there most of my life I may be the teensiest bit biased, but I do believe Sydney is one of the greatest places in the world. There’s sooooo much to see and do that I still haven’t come close to doing everything I want to, and I know I’m not the only one.Read More

Exploring the Kimberley on an expedition cruise, image © Ponant

Why a Kimberley expedition ship is such a great idea

Want to see Australia’s last great wilderness? Here’s why an expedition ship around The Kimberley is such a great way to go, and what to pack when you do.

Having a Priscilla moment at Sydney's Madame Tussauds

Five Things To Do in Sydney on a Rainy Day

Sydney is at its sparkly best when the sun is shining, but of course not every day can be filled with blue skies. So what can you do when the grey clouds set in and the rain starts to fall?  Here are five ideas to help snap you out of a rainy day funk andRead More

Tucks Ridge winery on the Mornington Peninsula

Five Best wineries on the Mornington Peninsula and Where to Eat Afterwards

… This is a guest post by Lucia Guadagnuolo of Wine Compass Tours …  Planning a day touring wine regions can be pretty hungry work. A well-planned itinerary to the best wineries and cellar doors should always include a stop or two to refuel and re-energise the palate. The best way to do this isRead More

Sydney New Year's Eve

Best Hotels for Sydney New Year’s Eve Fireworks

They’re the fireworks that are seen around the world and mark the start of so many New Year’s Eve celebrations. Australia’s biggest public event, Sydney’s New Year’s Eve fireworks bring more than one and a half million people to the harbour foreshore and are watched by more than a billion people around the world. WhenRead More

Australian Road Trips

Seven Great Australian Road Trips Worth Hitting the Road For

Australia is such a big country that it’s much faster to take to the skies than get behind the wheel of a car. But it’s so beautiful that there’s a lot to be said for hitting the road if you have the time to soak up the scenery between hot spots. Depending on the kindRead More

Felix boutique Sydney Airport hotel

Felix Boutique Sydney Airport Hotel brings the Fab and the Funk

Last week I had one of those days that went from ‘damnit!’ to ‘well this is kinda fabulous’ very quickly. It started not so well when my flight home from Sydney after the Mardi Gras 40th anniversary was cancelled and I realized I’d have to spend the night in an airport hotel. The queue forRead More

A Day on the trains with Opal Card from Sydney

Opal Card Challenge: $2.50 Travel All Day Sunday in Sydney and Beyond

Fear is a funny thing. Although not when you’re gripped by it. I’ve known for a while now that the time had come to try to do a video for my site, and I had an idea for one… to see how far I could go on $2.50 on an Opal Card from Sydney onRead More

The Indian Pacific train stops for dinner under the stars at Rawlinna station

The Indian Pacific Great Train Journey across Australia

It was my first great train journey dream, and one that took more than twenty years to go from making our booking to getting on board. Back when I was at university my mother decided that we would do something really special together and go on the Indian Pacific. I remember being so excited whenRead More

Bondi lifesavers, photo courtesy Sitthixay Ditthavong www.sitthixay.com

Best Gay Beaches in Sydney – The Top Six List

Summer is well and truly here (hurrah!) and it’s a time when I love to catch up with friends both at home and from around the world who come on down to Australia for some fun in the sun. Over the years I’ve shared all sorts of Sydney tips with friends, from gorgeous walks youRead More