Sydney: Top 5 Quirky Things to do

Sydney can often seem a little bland to international visitors. The city has a bounty of natural attractions, but fewer cultural, quirky things to do, that give other global metropolises their panache and edge. But there are hidden gems if you know where to look. After you’ve seen the Harbour, snapped a picture with the…

3 Days on the Great Ocean Road, Australia

Winding its way for 243 km from Torquay to Warnambool, the Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most popular sights, encapsulating coastal stretches, rainforests, quaint seaside towns, wild cliffs and surf beaches. There are plenty of tour companies offering 3 days on the Great Ocean Road, but for the best experience, hire a car…

Free Things to do in Australia

In a recent ranking of the world’s costliest cities, two of Australia’s major cities and most popular tourist destinations, Sydney and Melbourne, ranked in the top 10. Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide came in the top 40 of the 131 cities surveyed. Rising costs shouldn’t put travellers off from visiting these cities, however – there are…

Great Adventure Walks of the World

Travel often begins with a mad flurry to sort out transport, book accommodation, then a flight somewhere far away. We strap into our narrow, mid-air seats and watch the world turn under us. When we get to our destination, too often we sit in a bus and watch a city go by. We become spectators…

Spotlight On: Harvie from A Farang Abroad

Harvie from A Farang Abroad is just “a regular guy who decided to go traveling without a plan back in 2012.” He spent a year living in Thailand working as a teacher, then moved to Australia on a Working Holiday Visa (WHV) late 2013. His style of travel is immersion, staying in one area for…

Review: Angourie Rainforest Resort, Yamba

A lush resort set amongst palms and backing onto a little sliver of secondary rainforest, Angourie Rainforest Resort is located about 8 hours drive from Sydney, near the border of New South Wales and Queensland. We had booked 3 nights with a Groupon voucher, which included daily bike hire (normally $20 a day or $10…

Sydney Top Ten Things to Do

Blessed with sparkling blue waters, a gracious harbour and perennial good weather, Sydney is not only Australia’s largest city, but also, to my biased opinion, the most beautiful. Some visitors may feel like this world-class city lacks truly spectacular sights, but the best part of Sydney (like so much of Australia) lies in the great…