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100 Things To Do in Brisbane

100 Things To Do in Brisbane

  Brisbane, 38 years since we last visited, and in one week we found 100 things to do in Brisbane and more. We were impressed with the changes and from what we gather chatting to the locals it came about due to World Expo in 1988. It ran for 18 months and had over 18 million visitors coming to Brisbane.  It turned Brisbane from being a ‘boring’...

Australia Day

What Australians Do on Australia Day

Have you visited Australia for the Australia Day celebrations?  Countries around the world celebrate their Foundation Days in different ways e.g. 4th July which is Independence Day in the USA and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th of July. Australians celebrate as well but what Australians do on Australia Day is quite different from other countries. Ferrythons...

5 Reasons to Visit Manly on a Sunday

Manly, on a Sunday in Summer, there is so much to see and do in this beach side town in Australia. Beaches close to Manly such as Freshwater and Shelly offer so much for the tourist. 1.  Enjoy the Surf Carnivals   The beaches from Curl Curl, Freshwater, Queenscliff and Manly all enjoy Surf Life Saving Carnivals over the weekends.  On some weekends major surf...

Australia, Sydney, Canberra Day 6

Sydney Nowra Road Trip Day 6 Canberra

We wanted to spend the day in Canberra not as a tourist but seeing the capital through the eyes of a Holly, a young adult who lives there and who also happens to be family. Canberra has a vibrant coffee scene Our daily coffee is a must for us and also for Holly so we headed off to her favourite place for breakfast and coffee.  The Cupping Room is situated at 1/1-13...

Australia, Sydney, Braidwood, Bungendore, Day 5

Sydney Nowra Road Trip Day 5 Braidwood

Today we travelled from Nowra to Canberra via the road that runs through Nerriga and Braidwood. We were told to expect part of the road to be dirt but we were thinking maybe 3-5km not the 15km that we experienced. Saying that, it is a lovely part of the country and as long as there has not been a lot of rain I would certainly recommend driving this way (although...

Kangaroo Valley day trip

Sydney Nowra Road Trip Day 4 Kangaroo Valley

A visit to historical Kangaroo Valley was on our bucket list for this trip. Travelling from Nowra Hill  we travelled  up the steep Mount Cambewarra.    The road winds  upwards through the heavy misted forest to reach the lookout where we could not see 2 metres in front of us.    We will go back one day when it is fine. There is also a tea house that was closed when...

Australia, Sydney, Berry, Day 3

Sydney Nowra Road Trip Day 3 Berry

  Berry is a must see if you are travelling down the South Coast of NSW.  A great place to stop for coffee and spend some time browsing through the local shops.  It is a leafy village with many historical buildings lining the main street. Berry is located 144km south of Sydney which makes it a very easy destination to visit. (Editor Update 2018) If you would...

Jervis Bay

Sydney Nowra Road Trip Day 2 Jervis Bay

We spent a few hours sailing around Jervis Bay.  My brother-in-law has a boat and we launched it at Callala Bay which sits at the north end of Jervis Bay.  Jervis Bay is well known for its stunning beaches, safe bay swimming and schools of dolphins which we were on the look out for but unfortunately it was not our lucky this day.   Jervis Bay Rich in History...

Australia, Sydney, Sydney to Kiama Blow Hole Drive

Sydney Nowra Road Trip Day 1 Kiama

A road trip down the South Coast of NSW should always go via Kiama.     Sublime Point Lookout was our first stop and an hour’s drive from Sydney. We were greeted with 180 degree views over the sea, rainforest and the 17 beaches that span the coastline from South Sydney to Wollongong.   Kiama Our next stop the Blowhole in Kiama.  As a small child...

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