Browsing: Australia

duke of orleans bay
Australia

You guys, I think I’ve started this thing where I use my birthday as an occasion to discover somewhere exceedingly cool and off the radar. Y’know… like exploring amazing places in nature that SHOULD be all over instagram but mercifully are not, due to the effort required to reach them.

malabar headland walk
Australia

This isn’t news to Sydneysiders, but did y’all know how good the hiking in Sydney is?

It’s true. There are dozens of walking and hiking trails in Sydney and surrounds. And they’re so damn accessible that hiking Sydney just becomes a part of your routine, whether it’s an after-work walk along the harbour or beach, or a Saturday spent completing a longer Sydney hike. 

sydney harbour cruise
Australia

Filed under things that gave me culture shock after moving from New York to Sydney: the fact that Boxing Day is an actual holiday in Australia. In the US, we typically don’t have the luxury of having the day after Christmas off from work; go figure that now that I live in a place where this is a thing, I no longer work an office job.

ku ring gai national park
Australia

More than a little overshadowed by the Blue Mountains and the Royal, Ku-ring-gai is another national park just outside of Sydney that NO ONE ever seems to talk about.

Sure, maybe it’s a little bit smaller, and slightly less dramatic than its counterparts… but Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park boasts bushwalks, rainforests, mangroves, Aboriginal sites, and beaches galore.

Things to do Sydney harbour
Australia

In terms of bucket list experiences, the magnificent Sydney Harbour should have a place on everyone’s list.

The Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge are iconic landmarks that everyone should lay eyes on in person at least once in their life, but the rest of Sydney Harbour is worth seeing as well.

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