Often when I’m road tripping, it’s all about what I’m seeing and doing and less about where I’m resting my head at night. Just give me a flat patch of grass or dirt in a somewhat quiet spot, ya know?
Browsing: Outdoor Adventures
It may not be near the top of most travelers’ bucket lists (admittedly it wasn’t on mine), but Sapphire Coast NSW is one of the most gorgeous stretches of coastline in all of Australia.
Most travelers make the 3 hour drive from Perth to Margaret River in one go, without stopping to smell the metaphorical roses.
Admittedly that was me 5 years ago, when I visited both Perth and Margs and literally nothing in-between.
If there’s anything I’ve learned in my 5+ years exploring Australia, it’s that places are SPREAD. OUT.
My friends and I routinely go on weekend trips that require a 2-3 hour drive to reach.
This isn’t news to Sydneysiders, but did y’all know how good the hikes in Sydney are?
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.
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.
I’ve said it before and I’ll undoubtedly say it again and again: One of the best things about Sydney is all of the harbour walks and coastal walks you can do here.
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.
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.
Filed under Travel Oopsies: That time I booked one (non-refundable) Airbnb for my entire stay in Crete without realizing it was a 3 hour drive from all of the things I most wanted to see on the island.
More Stories on Frugal Frolicker
- Cycling Melbourne Is The Best Way To See This City Australia
- Can You Afford To Move To NYC? Money
- Highlights From A Melbourne River Cruise Australia
- Everest Base Camp Trek: Phaplu to Lukla Asia
- FF Monthly Recap: March & April 2018 Australia
- 10 Things Not To Miss in Broken Hill Australia
- Australian Bushfires: Here’s What You Can Do To Help Australia
- Koh Kradan: A REAL White Sand Beach in Thailand Asia