The Best Katoomba Self Contained Accommodation

The Best Katoomba Self Contained Accommodation

Katoomba is located 118km west of Sydney in the magnificent Blue Mountains.  While the most famous view is of the Three Sisters from the easily accessible Echo Point, there are many other experiences available for visitors ranging from luxurious high teas to getting back to nature. Options include a plethora of bush walks (or hikes) … Read more

Featured Photos: Ebor Falls on Waterfall Way Australia

View of both tiers of Ebor Falls on Waterfall Way Australia

We visited Waterfall Way in January 2015, and were fortunate that a few days prior to our visit there was quite good rainfall.  As a result we were able to see the waterfalls along Waterfall Way in their full glory! Waterfall Way is the name of the east-west route between Coffs Harbour and Armidale, and … Read more

12 Rocking 2WD Road Trip Routes to Escape Sydney These Spring School Holidays

12 Rocking 2WD Road Trip Routes to Escape Sydney in the Spring School Holidays

I still vividly remember my first trip to the Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road.  At the time I was living in Melbourne as a university student and had recently purchased my first car.  One beautiful blue sky day I was feeling restless and I was suddenly inspired to go for a solo drive … Read more

Mini Road Trip: Exploring the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia and Waterfall Way

Ebor Falls on Waterfall Way in Australia

How often have you driven a route and not taken the time to explore?  We are guilty of this, as while we are very familiar with the Pacific Highway route between Sydney and Brisbane we have not often taken the time to better explore the area between the two capital cities.  For our upcoming trip … Read more

Photo Essay: Exploring the Sydney Vivid Festival

Sydney Vivid Festival - Snakeskin on the Sydney Opera House in Australia

The continuous sprinkle of rain did not dampen our spirits as we started walking to see the Sydney Vivid Festival.  In fact we hoped the presence of rain would reduce the size of the crowds that evening! Australia Travel Planning Facebook Group Check out our Australia Travel Planning Facebook Group – you are welcome to join … Read more

The Ultimate Sydney Beachside Holiday – Without the Traffic Jam!

Dusk over North Narrabeen Beach, New South Wales, Australia

Picture the perfect Sydney beach moment.  Swimming with your children in the crystal clear water in the gentle surf on a glorious 27 degree mid-Autumn day during the school holidays.  Let your mind stretch to also see a long stretch of golden beach with only a few other people around. And a caravan and camping holiday … Read more

Sydney Daytrip: Sydney Harbour Bridge, Pylon Lookout, The Rocks and City Walk

View across Sydney Harbour Bridge from the Pylon Lookout

The gorgeous autumn sunshine shone brightly across Sydney Harbour.  The views from the Sydney Harbour Bridge walkway were of a city at play, both on the water and out and about to make the most of the beautiful weekend weather. After recently relocating back to Sydney we had been waiting for the right weekend to … Read more

Mini Australian Road Trip: Brisbane to Sydney via Moree and Narrabri

Relaxing in the hot springs pool at the Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre, NSW Australia

The late autumn sun was starting to set as we drove along the road we thought led to the telescopes near Narrabri.  The atmosphere in the car was tense as we had disagreed on whether to squeeze in a last sightseeing stop after a long day on the road.  As we drove along the sparsely … Read more

Awesome Australian 2WD Road Trips: Coffs Harbour to Brisbane on the Pacific Highway

Gold Coast, Australia

The drive between Sydney and Brisbane is fittingly one of the most popular in Australia. The combination of beautiful beaches, national parks, Australian history and gourmet food and wine experiences make the drive an attractive option for many visitors.