Most people come to Katoomba just to see the 3 Sisters. But besides that, there is a small waterfall that you can visit easily, even if you don’t have a rental car to drive around. Continue reading “Exploring the Blue Mountains – Katoomba Cascades”
This village in the Blue Mountains is often missed out by tourists who do the usual day trip from Sydney. If you do have time to stay a few days in the Blue Mountains, you should try to make a visit to Blackheath. Continue reading “Exploring the Blue Mountains – Blackheath”
Would you go on a tour to look for ghosts, spirits and hauntings? If this idea fascinates you then read on, for we are about to take a journey into the supernatural…Continue reading “A Haunted Tour”
It’s the start of the new year and I have been neglecting this blog for a while. So it’s time to start my travel tales again. To start things off, we are off to Down Under.
Anyone who has visited Sydney would have heard of “The Rocks”. Located near the Sydney Harbour Bridge, this area was the site of the first settlement when convicts from England arrived here. It used to be a slum in it’s early years but has now evolved into a tourist attraction in it’s own right. During my first visit to Sydney (you can read it here) I didn’t get a chance to visit The Rocks. So on my second visit, I made sure to see as much as I could of it.Continue reading “The Rocks”
Not far from Sydney is the highland area known as the Blue Mountain, and for most visitors going to Sydney this is usually a must visit place. For a lot of people, they would usually follow a day excursion tour which leaves Sydney early in the morning and coming back in the evening. While a day tour is great if you don’t have time, staying over in the Blue Mountains is recommended to enjoy nature and experience the laid back atmosphere of the community. Continue reading “Blue Mountains Getaway”
Sydney is not just about the city and if you are looking for something to do after looking at Sydney Harbour Bridge for the umpteen time, here is an activity that won’t take you far but still bring you outdoors for some sunshine.
Continuing from my last post on Sydney, this post is about other activities that you can do while in Sydney. If you like nature and animals, visiting Taronga Zoo is a popular choice with families. The other thing that you can do is to join a whale watching cruise. The main season to see whales are from late May to early November when humpback whales migrate north from the Antarctic towards warmer waters to breed. Their migration route takes them past Australia and in particular Sydney. Continue reading “Whale Watching in the City”
Starting off my series of blogs on a recent visit to Sydney is this first post on the city itself. This was my first time to Sydney and expectations were high. After all, the Harbour City has consistently been in Mercer’s Top 10 Most Livable Cities of the world for many years running. Continue reading “Sydney”
There’s something exciting about road trips. The idea of just hopping into a car or motorbike and going wherever the road takes you has been immortalized in many films and books. We have taken a few road trips before, but none were as long (distance wise) as a road trip we did in 2005 in Australia, touring the west coast from Perth to Albany. We covered roughly more than 1,000km for this round trip over 3 days.
We chanced upon this small town in Western Australia during one of our trips to Perth in 2005. Augusta is located on the south western coast of Australia with a population of less than 1,300. The few things that you can do here are park yourself at the beach and windsurf, or go whale watching. As we were there in July, the start of the southern hemisphere’s winter season, beach and sun were not an option. So whale watching it was… Continue reading “Whale Watching in Augusta, WA”