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Sydney’s Unique Experiences

24 Hours in Sydney offers a variety of unique experiences that showcase the city’s vibrant culture and history. Here are some of their featured activities: Desperately Seeking Sydney’s Small Bars: Explore hidden small bars tucked away in basements, back alleys, and heritage buildings. Your guide reveals the city’s best-kept secrets, where cocktails flow and history whispers….

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May 21, 2024

10 Questions You Need To Know About Sydney

Q. So, Sydney – the land down under! What should a first-time visitor absolutely not miss when spending just 24 hours in this vibrant city? A. Well, if you only have 24 hours in Sydney, mate, you gotta start with a stroll around Circular Quay. Take in the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and the stunning…

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March 13, 2023

It Was All The Rage In The 1960’s And Kings Cross Was In The Crosshairs

In 1964, one of the greatest bands of all time visited Sydney, and they caused a frenzy among their fans. Hundreds of fans congregated outside their hotel, screaming for their idols to make an appearance on the balcony. These fans were mostly teenage girls who had become enamored with the band’s music, style, and personality….

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March 3, 2023

A Remarkable Love Story 100 Years In The Making

When a masked and cloaked bandit robbed the bank at a small gold town in 1869, little did anyone know that it would give rise to the legend of Andrew George Scott, or “Captain Moonlite”, one of the most intriguing figures in Australian history. A charismatic man of God who enthralled and appalled the nation…

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March 2, 2023

Get ready to fall in love with Sydney all over again on our private walking experiences

Sydney is a city that never fails to impress. From its stunning harbour to its picturesque beaches and iconic landmarks, there’s something for everyone in this vibrant city. But how often do we truly take the time to appreciate all that Sydney has to offer? Sometimes, it takes stepping away from the hustle and bustle…

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February 21, 2023

24 Hours In Sydney 2023

24 Hours In Sydney 2023 As the sun rises over the Sydney Harbour, casting a golden glow across the city, I am filled with a sense of pride and wonder. For there is no place quite like this place, with its breathtaking beaches and iconic landmarks, its bustling streets and friendly faces. I have lived…

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February 13, 2023

How to Keep Your Dine & Discover Voucher Before It’s Too Late! Expires 30 June 2022!

How to Extend Your Dine & Discover Voucher Before It’s Too Late! Expires 30 June 2022. That’s right! We all know the Dine & Discover NSW Vouchers are a great way to enjoy a meal or activity with your family and friends and they expire 30 June 2022. The NSW Government has indicated no further…

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June 2, 2022

Australia and Australians

This is pretty funny….. AUSTRALIA AND AUSTRALIANS The following has been written by the late Douglas Adams of “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” fame. “Australia is a very confusing place, taking up a large amount of the bottom half of the planet. It is recognisable from orbit because of many unusual features, including what at…

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January 25, 2022

Restful solace for the wounded soul

Sitting imposingly on the shores of Parramatta River is Rivendell. Often thought by Sydney locals to be a private residence, this has always been known as a hospital. Over time it has grown from a specialsed home for war veterans to become a key component for the care of mentally ill young persons across New…

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December 8, 2021

The silent watcher of the coast

The Macquarie Watchtower is the earliest known surviving, sandstone tower building in Australia, the oldest surviving building on Botany Bay, and has long been recognised as a picturesque landmark on the headland, particularly popular for wedding photographs. The c. 1820 Macquarie Watchtower is thought to have been commissioned by Governor Macquarie. Not only is it…

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December 7, 2021

A true friend in uncertain times

Located in Circular Quay at the gateway to Sydney’s CBD, 33 Alfred Street has been a prominent feature on the Sydney skyline for more than 50 years and remains the home and headquarters of AMP to this day. Opened in 1962, the AMP ‘Sydney Cove’ Building, designed by Peddle Thorp & Walker (now PTW Architects),…

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December 2, 2021

Silent house of pain

Sydney’s asylums are haunting monuments to a shameful chapter in our criminal and medical history. Shut away from a public that was fearful of the “wild-eyed lunatic”, the city’s poorly-funded asylums became a dragnet that would catch the forgot, the poor, the criminal and, of course, the mentally ill. There were plenty of success stories,…

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December 1, 2021