Sydney New Year’s Eve Theme 2014 – Inspire

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This year the City of Sydney is asking New Year’s Eve celebrants one thing – what inspires you about Sydney? The upcoming New Year’s Eve celebration in Sydney will make locals and visitors, families and partyers alike, consider what it …

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World Leaders Focus on Australia

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This month sees several political leaders visiting our shores, most of who are here for the G20 Leaders’ Summit. The event provides political leaders a valuable opportunity to discuss diverse global economic issues and come together as one to help …

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The 2014 Newtown Festival Is Here!

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For travellers and residents alike, the Newtown Festival is one of the most vibrant and infectiously kooky social events of the year! Always a barrel of laughs, this year’s lineup looks set to thrill and surprise. In keeping with local …

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LGBT- Friendly Tourism Given A Boost In Australia!

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Australia has a long history of cultural open mindedness and fairness for all its citizens. Visitors and locals would know that Sydney’s LGBT scene is acknowledged as one of the best in the region, adding a vibrant dash of vitality …

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Newtown’s Best Coffee

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If you take coffee seriously, here are three seriously good cafes located in one of Sydney’s best alternative suburbs, Newtown. Campos Coffee Campos is home to boutique coffee with a difference. It offers some of the finest, most attentively made …

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A Brief History of The Rocks

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“This is the poorest country in the world,” wrote Lieutenant Ralph Clark in 1788,”overrun with large trees, not one acre of clear ground to be seen.” From aboard the Endeavour opinion was divided about the merit of Sydney Harbour, and …

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The Sydney Opera House Receives A Getty Foundation Grant!

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In good news for the city’s architectural heritage, The Sydney Opera House has today been awarded a $200,000 grant by the Getty Foundation! The charitable donation will allow for study and research which will assist in the long term prospects …

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A Lazy Day at The Rocks

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For something a little different from the usual tourist trek around Circular Quay, try a lazy day of good art and great food in The Rocks. Start the day with a late brunch at Fine Foods Cafe, this place specialises …

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Sydney’s Best Alternative Suburb

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In the mood for some retail therapy with a difference? The suburb of Newtown, Sydney is the place for you. Sydney has an abundance of international brands and large shopping centres that, at first glance, offer exciting possibilities for the …

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Sydney’s Art & About Festival Is Here Again!

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Sydney is once again preparing for its annual Art & About Festival, a collaborative arts festival that appeals to tourists and locals alike. Usually, the festival serves to enliven a pretty buttoned down Central Business District with its eccentric creations …

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Tips For Travellers: Sydney’s Best Pubs!

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If you’ve ever been to Sydney, you’d know how central the pub scene is to our sense of local community. If you haven’t been to Sydney, then you’re in for a treat. Taking their cues from historically British establishments, pubs …

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Australian Essentials: Sydney’s Best Beaches!

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It’s hard to describe Sydney on a hot summer’s day: it’s a beautiful sea-side city that oozes warmth and vibrant colours, all the while beckoning visitors to any one of its many iconic beaches. In anticipation of the end of …

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Space shuttles and submarines – the next frontiers of tourism?

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Currently, tourism is looking upwards. Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic are preparing to take to space after years of hype. It’s thought that the first flight will be launched within the next year. Passengers will pay hundreds of thousands dollars …

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Is Kayaking the Answer to Your Fitness Woes?

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“Kayaking!? I don’t know anything about Kayaking!” Our boss took the plunge and invested in a package of corporate personal training sessions with Fitness Angels, in Sydney. Like the rest of us she knows she should be more active. Like …

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Car Museum Tour of Australia

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Everyone has their opinions on what constitutes a good holiday. Are you a beach person? Do you prefer cold winters and big jackets? Are you a lover of museums and art? Maybe, you’re a car enthusiast. And if you are, …

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Rappoport, Heritage and the Quality of Life

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Heritage is a funny thing. How does one judge whether or not a place or building possesses Outstanding Universal Value (OUV, the standard applied to heritage listing)? And then how does one assign a value to it? For not all …

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Palm Beach

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So you’ve grown tired of the Big Smoke of Sydney, you’ve tried all the usual haunts and swum at every beach from Bondi to Balmoral and want to try something a bit different? How about a day trip up to …

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Enigma Charters and the Wreck of the Annie M. Miller

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The engines thrummed into life spreading a deep calm amongst us. We were a party of four: Jennifer (my wife) and I and Elric and Dany – our guests. We had chartered the luxurious Enigma Charters to take us into …

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Coward Punches & Australian Tourism

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The “king hit” epidemic – re-labelled as the “coward punch” since early January – has scarcely been out of the headlines for months now. From the violent incidents themselves, to the variously miraculous and saddening results, to the public outcry …

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Sydney’s February Spread

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Holidays may be wrapping up for those that aren’t either tourists or uni students, but over the next month or so Sydney will continue to host a spread of top-notch events. The city is, of course, a hub for culture, …

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