Sydney with kids


Sydney is the perfect city to enjoy a family holiday in, with so many things to do.  Be it indoors, or outdoors, there’s always something to entertain the kids.  All of these suggestions have been road tested by with me and some of my nieces and nephews – and they have given them all the […]

The Blue Mountains Weekend Getaway

The Blue Mountains

One of my favourite weekend getaways from Sydney is up to the Blue Mountains. Only about 90 minutes drive from Sydney, on a clear day with never ending blue skies, it’s truly spectacular. So called because of a fine blue haze from the eucalyptus trees which is visible from a distance, the Blue Mountains are beautiful. […]

Hiking in Sydney

Sydney Hiking Bondi to Coogee

I’ve always thought that Sydney is one of the world’s most beautiful and liveable cities.  Hiking in Sydney opens up even more of the beauty on offer – harbour views, beautiful landscapes, which are all easily accessible from the city – what could be better?  It’s a fantastic way to escape the hustle and bustle, recharge […]

Australia at my feet: Mount Kosciuszko

Mount Kosciuszko

As soon as I discovered that Mount Kosciuszko was a mere 2280 metres and an easy day walk, I had a hankering to walk up.  After all, how many times will I have the opportunity to say that I had climbed and conquered the highest peak on the continent? I had established a ‘base camp’ […]

Weekend getaway in Byron Bay

Byron Bay, NSW

Lunch was a kale salad, mixed with other greens and superfoods. There was the widest selection of tie-died clothing I had ever come by. I nearly got blown away by incense smells, and I’ve never seen so many indian feathered dream catchers in one place. On the one side was the beach, on the other […]

White sands in Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay, NSW

The South Coast and Southern Highlands is an easy drive from Sydney and comes highly recommended by locals. It’s a very pretty drive down the south coast. My first stop was Berry, a very sweet little country town filled with cafes and homeware stores stuffed with knick knacks for cluttering up your house. However my […]

Beach time at Newcastle

Newcastle, Australia

Newcastle was supposedly home to beautiful beaches and a laid back cafe culture – also known as my favourite things, so a weekend away sounded just the ticket. The weather was glorious, so easy to spend several hours walking around the coast and exploring the beaches. Newcastle’s beaches are truly stunning, some of the best that […]

A foodies road trip to Orange

Orange, Australia

Orange is about 3 ½ hours west of Sydney, an area famous for wine and food. The perfect destination for any foodies.  The aim was to eat ourselves silly and wash it all down with delicious wine. It didn’t quite go to plan – we hadn’t factored in the New Year holiday season, and it turns […]

New Year’s Eve in Sydney

Sydney New Year's Eve

Sydney is a city mad for their fireworks, so the New Year’s Eve fireworks is truly a fantastic experience.  There’s even two rounds – the “family fireworks” at 9.00pm (or the “warm-up” as I called it) and then the real thing at midnight. I’ve been lucky to have lived for the past year in a gorgeous apartment […]