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Swimming for free with a million-dollar view

Located by the harbour at Cremorne on Sydney’s north shore is Sydney’s most beautiful pool. From its decks you enjoy panoramic views of Sydney Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. This majestic pool is open day and night throughout the year, and best of all it’s completely free to use. How good is that!…

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August 17, 2021

Your First 24 Hours In Sydney

G’day, mate. You’ll hear that a lot in Sydney. No wonder we have been voted the world’s friendliest city. After you land the Sydney Central Business District (CBD) is a short hop from the international/domestic airport. You can stop in Sydney for a short and sweet visit. Incredibly, it is totally possible to pack in…

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July 30, 2021

A tragedy that hides beneath the waters of Sydney

Sydney Harbour may be the city’s sparkling centre piece but its sandy bottom reveals its darker side. The city’s coast and harbour have claimed more than 140 ships and hundreds of lives since the First Fleet arrived in 1788. For example, when you sail over the Middle Head stretch of Sydney Harbour, you may not…

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November 12, 2020

His masters remains…..Cadman Cottage

  These days it’s a cute old cottage with Harbour views – the perfect vantage point to greet holidaymakers stepping off a tropical cruise. But in early Sydney, Cadman’s Cottage was the site of some pretty gruesome goings-on. One morning in November 1844, a man named Jean Videll brought a chest to the jetty (Cadman’s…

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October 4, 2020

The Grand Organ of Sydney

  The Grand Organ in the Sydney Opera House has six divisions, five manuals plus pedals, and is the largest tracker action organ ever built, with 131 speaking stops served by 200 ranks of pipes consisting of 10,244. It also took 10 years to build. It was budgeted for $400000 but ended up costing $1.2…

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October 3, 2020

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