When you visit the Hunter Valley, a region known for its fabulous food and wines, you’ll likely give a fair bit of thought to where you’re going eat. We certainly did and the challenge of finding the best Maitland restaurants, cafes and artisan producers was one we were very excited to take on. While recognised […]
The Blue Mountains refers to the mountain range itself as well as the surrounding area located just 90 minutes from Sydney, Australia’s largest city. The region is UNESCO World Heritage-listed as the Greater Blue Mountains Area and covers 1.03 million hectares comprising 8 distinct protected regions. It stretches north almost to the Hunter Valley wine […]
Jenolan Caves tours explore 340 million-year-old caves, believed to be the oldest open caves in the world. These are our top tips for planning your visit and getting the most from your time above and below ground. The concept of exploring deep into the centre of a mountain has fascinated me since well before Lara […]
In this travel guide, we’ll cover the best things to do in Sydney, how to get around, nearby day trips out of the city and where to eat, stay and play. Australia’s oldest city is built on the harbour offering wonderful views, fascinating history and thriving foodie culture. There are options here to suit everyone. […]
I love the Chinese New Year celebrations and wherever we are I try to get along to some of the festivities. A few years back we celebrated in Kobe, Japan. Last year we decided to spend Chinese New Year in Sydney, Australia so I thought I’d share what you need to know to get the […]
One of the more unusual places we visited while in Sydney recently was Cockatoo Island, a tiny island in the mouth of the Parramatta River. If you haven’t spent much time in the city you may not have even heard of this little 18-hectare patch of land so I thought I’d share a few reasons […]
Sydney’s Taronga Zoo is located high on a hill on the north side of Sydney Harbour just a 12 minute ferry ride from the city. Not only is it an excellent wildlife park but the views of the city and its iconic opera house and bridge are fantastic.