A night in the Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountain are known for dramatic views, eucalyptus forests, cascading waterfalls, bush walks and cute historic towns. Only a 90 minute drive from Sydney CBD, the Blue Mountains is the perfect place to getaway for a night or even a week. We had already booked our accommodation in Katoomba at the historic Carrington Hotel. So…

Taronga Zoo to Balmoral Beach walk

An easy walk from Taronga Zoo to Balmoral beach that follows the harbour shoreline past tiny harbour beaches, historic sites and bushland. Pack your water bottles, sunblock, snacks or a picnic, your swimmers and a towel and hop on the ferry towards Taronga zoo. Oh and don’t forget your camera or camera phone! Click here…

Our favourite Hunter Valley wineries

Before we moved to Australia, we lived in picturesque Cape Town, South Africa. Here we where we were extremely spoilt with amazing wineries just an hours drive away. Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Somerset West in the Western Cape arguably have some of the best wineries and tasting rooms in the world! This being said, we have…

The scenic Spit to Manly walk

The Spit to Manly walk is a picturesque walk that takes you through a mix of bushland and harbourside trails. This scenic route takes you past many secluded beaches and panoramic lookout points. The Spit to Manly walk is easily accessible from Sydney city centre via public transport. You can choose to do the walk from Spit…

Secluded Resolute Beach at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Looking for a secluded beach close to Sydney? Believe it or not, they do exist! Resolute Beach at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park will make you feel like you have been transported to a tropical island! All while getting some exercise in the process. Pack a picnic, water, swimwear, beach towel and some sunblock and drive…

Date night at Spice Alley, Chippendale

One of the best things about living in Sydney is that there are SO many restaurants to choose from! We were looking for something different for date night and came across the Spice Alley, a hawker style eatery in Chippendale. It is located 1km from Central Station in Kensington street, so it’s super easy to…

Bushwalk: America Bay track at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

A mere hours drive from Sydney’s CBD lies the beautiful Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park With its breathtaking views, iconic Australian bushland and ancient Aboriginal engravings, this is the perfect day trip for anyone looking to get away from the city. Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park stretches across Sydney’s north, encompassed by rivers, creeks and even the…

Sydney’s Hermitage Foreshore walk – What spectacular views!

There is no better way to warm up on a chilly winters day than a nice brisk walk! A couple of weekends ago we did the Hermitage Foreshore walk which follows the ocean and has the most spectacular views of Sydney Harbour, the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House as well as great swimming beaches and parks for picnicking.

Visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney

If you ever find yourself at Circular Quay in Sydney, make sure you head over to the Contemporary Museum of Modern Art! The museum is located on the harbour edge and is housed in the former Maritime Service building – a great example of late Art Deco Architecture.

Coogee to Bondi coastal cliff walk

The walk is about 6km and took us an hour and a half with all the stops to take in the breathtaking views, take a few photos and cool off in the sea. It is a very popular route, especially on the weekend so you will have to walk single file for some of the way, but it’s totally worth it!

8 Things to do in the Sydney region

The 4th of March marked a month of living in Sydney, and we have been very busy getting all our admin things sorted like Australian drivers license, Medicare cards, Tax file numbers and apartment/house hunting. The house hunting part is quite depressing and frustrating, the prices are crazy here and there are so many people…