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Best Sydney Streets to See Christmas Lights 2020 (Part 2)

Stanhope Gardens 6 Tilbury Avenue: this display is off the charts!   Westleigh 10 Tomah Place: often described as a gingerbread house, this display is said to be seen from outer space!   Kellyville 44 Mawarra Crescent: this house has a gorgeous themed display featuring inflatable decorations and is raising money for the Leukemia Foundation. 17 Womboyne Avenue:…

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December 19, 2020

Why do we celebrate Christmas like we do in Australia?

Australians get into the festive spirit in a variety of ways, but there are some staples of an Aussie Christmas: a non-stop food fest, possibly an outdoor activity and a necessary kip in the afternoon. One senior historian says this style of Christmas has its roots in the mid-1800s, when early settlers longed for home…

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December 17, 2020

Best Sydney Streets to See Christmas Lights 2020 (Part 1)

See your children’s faces light up by visiting some of your local festive light displays—a magical (and affordable!) way of getting the whole family in the Christmas spirit this year. These Sydney streets are some of the best to make a beeline for; renowned for their epic (and we mean, epic) light displays. Bondi 5 Waratah…

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December 15, 2020

Brunch has never “looked this good” before.

That’s possibly because you never had brunch at 35 metres high in the sky, and never while going round and round on a Ferris Wheel while taking in 360-degree views. Good news, Darling Harbour’s resident giant wheel is hosting brunch in one of its cabins for two, three or four people. The food is supplied…

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December 1, 2020

Have you seen my mummy?

The Chau Chak Wing Museum is free to visit! But that’s not the best news for Sydney’s newest museum, which opened just this week in the middle of the University of Sydney. The purpose-built space, designed by Sydney-based design studio Johnson Pilton Walker, now houses three distinct collections that, until now, were showcased separately and…

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November 28, 2020

Sydney has the fastest egg in the world?

When locals think of Sydney, they think of the harbour, the good weather, and the beaches. But what about our world records? Sydney is a city of great individuals. It is also a city that continuously brings people together. And when great individuals come together, records are sure to come crashing down. From the crazy…

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November 26, 2020

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

Sydney apple that was created by accident

Maria Ann Smith arrived in Australia with her husband Thomas in 1830. She had already three children when they established their family home and orchard in North Road. Maria would go on to conceive another 13 children! When her fruiting trees were in season and bearing and there were sufficient vegetables and eggs from her…

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November 10, 2020

Sydney’s insane and out of sight history

Callan Park has a storied past. Its sandstone buildings and expansive grounds were originally a mental health facility. The myth that echoed through these halls is that there was an underground tunnel system that transported unsightly patients from ship ports to the Callan Park facility. It’s rumoured that an intricate water tunnel system stretched from…

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November 7, 2020

Sydney’s best Adventure Playground? Found!

A new favourite of one of our guides is this Wonka-esque playground. With one of the most epic super slides you’ve ever seen (it stands at 3-stories high!), colourful climbing towers, multiple observation decks, climbing nets, swings, and a large nearby lawned area with a handball court and two tennis tables, this is one of Sydney’s…

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November 3, 2020