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 →

Sydney’s Classic Coast Walk: Manly to The Spit

Beaches, check; ferry ride, check; coffee, check; wildflowers, check; wildlife (sorry - mostly big lizards), check and magnificent ocean and harbour views at nearly every turn - massive check. But Manly to The Spit is more than a checklist of Sydney icons: it has soul. For a start, it's not necessarily an easy walk. It's 10km one... Continue Reading →

Boon Cafe: boom times

You eat at Boon Café because of the name. Boon. Who doesn’t want to go there? And you come back because the food is so good. Located in Sydney’s booming Thaitown district – the ill-defined area between Central Station and Chinatown, Boon Café is a bright, modern café cum Thai grocery store. It does a... 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 →

Shopping is my cardio

Couldn't resist this little gem seen in Pyrmont, Sydney's funky, media-centric harbourside 'burb. Pyrmont isn't exactly known for its shopping prowess, but this sign may change everything!

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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