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.

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

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

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

Sunny days at Bronte Beach, Sydney

Summer is here! How to have fun and stay safe in the Aussie sun

… This Guest Post has been brought to you by Noble Oak … Summer is finally here again with its promise of long sunny days playing at the water’s edge. But Australia’s long love affair with the beach has taken its toll: bronzed Aussies now have one of the highest rates of skin cancer inRead More

My last outgoing passenger cards for international travel from Australia will remain a souvenir

Say Goodbye to Outgoing Passenger Cards in Australia

They’ve always been a slightly annoying but required part of any international flight out of Australia, but very soon they will be no more. Those little green outgoing passenger cards will be redundant after what’s being reported as a 1st of July 2017 cut off date. When I heard the date I actually had aRead More

Work overseas

Work Overseas: How Australia Compares to Abroad

One of the best things I’ve ever done in my life was pack my bags and head to the airport with a one way ticket to London. I had no idea how long I’d stay, or what I’d do for work. I did have a slight meltdown in the days leading up to my bigRead More