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To the ramparts

Sitting majestically upon the headland of the lower north shore of Sydney is Innisfallen Castle, the landmark gothic-style mansion after which Castle Cove was named. The extensive grounds and sweeping harbour views make this one of  Sydney’s premier properties but also, one of its most secret. This is the vast 8300-square-metre estate with the heritage-listed…

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September 21, 2021

Where a legend first swam

Tucked away on the harbour near Elkington Park on the western side of the Balmain Peninsula is the heritage listed Dawn Fraser Baths. Originally constructed in 1882, these swimming baths are said to be the oldest in Australia. It is the home to Balmain Swimming Club, the country’s first Swimming Association and location of Australia’s…

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August 31, 2021

The Great Tank

When you next have 24 hours in Sydney, why not visit a local giant for your best day ever in Sydney Located within the leafy inner west suburb of Drummoyne is a reminder of days gone past. This imposing tank is the Drummoyne Reservoir which was owned by Sydney Water. Its sale of $3.75 to…

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August 20, 2021