Walking in Bobbin Head

Bobbin Head in Kuringai Chase National Park is my backyard. In the cooler months I go bushwalking and in summer I go kayaking. (Of course, anytime of year is good for a coffee and chocolate brownie from one of the two cafes.) I've done many of the walks countless times, but I've never completed the... Continue Reading →

Walk Pyrmont

Pyrmont is a finger of land sluiced between Sydney's Darling Harbour and ever-so-trendy Glebe and Rozelle. It holds a grand place in Australian history, it is here that soldiers left to fight in both wars and boatloads of immigrants arrived from Europe after the Second World War, which has effectively made Australia the open, multi-cultural... Continue Reading →

Canoelands – choose your own fruity adventure

As far as placenames go, Canoelands sounds like an idyllic summer on a river somewhere. When I arrive via a long and winding road from Dural, strangely there's no river or canoe in sight. Instead there's a little house on the prairie style wooden shed jam-packed with condiments and fruit trees stretching to the horizon. Canoelands is a... Continue Reading →

Walk Glenbrook

The Lower Blue Mountains gets a bad rap from die-hard bushwalkers. It doesn't have the world-famous gorge views, the real mountains weather (read: freezing) and it's just a bit close the sprawling Sydney metropolis to be truly getting away from it all. All of that is true, and also none of it. The Knapsack Reserve in... Continue Reading →

Bundeena’s beachy beauty

Unless you bump into an in-the-know local, you probably won’t find out about Bundeena. Tucked on the edge of Sydney, 55km south of the big smoke, this beachy hamlet is perched next to Royal National Park. It's an hour's drive from the CBD, or else you can take the scenic route with a ferry from Cronulla, a suburb in... Continue Reading →

Kayak and coffee at Bobbin Head

B0bbin Head in Sydney's north is a tranquil getaway frequented by fishos, boaties, kayakers, picnickers and anyone who loves tranquillity that comes with a coffee. I've been coming to Bobbin Head for years, but didn't realise it had such an interesting history. Originally home to the Guringai people, after colonial settlement it was a haven for escaped... Continue Reading →

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