Backpackers free camping payday

In-the-know backpackers (which it seems is all of them) are adept at nabbing the best camping spots for free. They simply park their Wicked van in a beach carpark and wake up to a beautiful beachy sunrise. And a whole lot of lycra from the middle-aged morning walker crowd. In Sydney, predictably this free beach camping practice... Continue Reading →

Cycle Kurnell

  Has anyone cycled around The Shire? The other day I cycled from Gymea to Kurnell. The Shire is not my normal hood, but a friend suggested this ride as it is flat, mostly bikepaths, around 30km and had the promise of a cafe in the middle. She got me at cafe! Everything she said... Continue Reading →

Walk Balmain

Balmain is a trendy little Sydney burb, that I really like. It used to be a working-class suburb, but that was a long time ago. Today it is a trendy, nouveau-hippy hangout, with some great old sandstone pubs. It's a good place to do your own walking tour, so get cracking - but whatever you do,... Continue Reading →

All things Bright

I've just come back from Bright in the Victorian High Country, in Australia's south east. It has been a spectacular autumn and it is still going - get there now if you can and take a look around.  

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