Hiking to Mt Kosciuszko from Charlotte Pass

Josie standing near the edge of a mountain looking at the view beyond

It’s been on my bucket list for a while now, but finally, I have completed the hike to Mt Kosciuszko from Charlotte Pass. If you’ve also been dreaming of conquering Australia’s tallest peak, it is possible for us mere mortals who don’t climb mountains. Now that I have navigated this beautiful, challenging terrain, I can … Read more

Best Hotels near Sydney Cruise Terminal

The front half of the Holland America Line cruise ship Maasdam berthed in Circular Quay with the Sydney Opera House in the background

Are you looking for a hotel near Sydney Cruise Terminal? I’ve got you covered! If you’re gearing up for a fabulous cruise departing from Sydney, you’re in for a real treat! You will be cruising through the most beautiful harbour in the world. As someone who’s personally embarked on a cruise adventure from this iconic … Read more

12 Things to do in Hay

Close up stalks of wheat with the sun setting behind them

I’ve done a few trips back and forth between Adelaide and Sydney lately. My preferred overnight stop is Hay. Here are all the things to do in Hay, New South Wales as you pass through. I always arrive with a little time to spare, so I like to explore before I settle down for the … Read more

23 Hidden Gems in Sydney

Looking through long grass across the water to the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Are you visiting Sydney for the second, third or fourth time? You’ve likely ticked off all those “must-do” activities and sights and now you’re looking for more to do. Here are some hidden gems in Sydney to keep you busy. For the last three years, I have been spending a good amount of time in … Read more

5 Day Sydney Itinerary for the Active Traveller

A sunset view over the Rocks to Sydney Harbour Bridge

For many people, Sydney is the first stop on an epic Australian adventure. As with all trips, deciding how much time to stay in one place can be a challenge. Here is the perfect itinerary for 5 days in Sydney to give an overview of this iconic city and the nearby attractions. Contents1 5 Days … Read more

A Budget Weekend in Newcastle, Australia

Are you in Sydney and looking for a great budget weekend getaway, but don’t have your own transport? Newcastle is a great option as it is easy to reach by public transport, and there are plenty of free and cheap things to do once you arrive. Here are some great ideas to help you plan … Read more

Centennial Parklands – Best Park in Sydney

Centennial Parkland

One of the best things about Sydney is the amount of green space, some of it really close to the city centre. One of those spaces is the Centennial Parklands. With a huge variety of things to do, here’s why this is the best park in Sydney. About the Centennial Parklands The Centennial Parklands are … Read more

Free Things to do in Sydney

Sydney opera house and harbour bridge viewed across the water with a boat passing by.

Are you looking for free things to do in Sydney? You’ve come to the right place! Australia is definitely not the cheapest country to travel in, and sometimes a day spent just walking around checking out the free sites can be great on the budget while getting to know the city. Luckily, there are so … Read more

Visiting the Kurri Kurri Murals

While staying in Newcastle in New South Wales, we spent a lazy Sunday afternoon driving to the Hunter Valley. On the way back to Newcastle, we came across the town of Kurri Kurri. The Hunter Valley area is best known for its vineyards, and on any other day, we would have done some wine tasting. … Read more