Category: Sydney

Spring fountains

It’s definitely getting closer to summer, and you know what that means – finding water. It’s not always necessary to go for a swim, just the sight and sound of water has a cooling and calming effect. So here are some water features in Sydney city that help give it that ‘coolness’ factor.

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Gardens in Spring

Spring has definitely arrived and it’s time to get outdoors. What better place than the Botanic Gardens, right on beautiful Sydney Harbour. Here are some of the spring blooms you’ll see, but you’d better be quick before they fade.

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The Botanic Gardens – an oasis in the heart of Sydney

Is there a better place in spring than a garden? All the better when it has a team of professional horticulturalists and gardeners to keep it looking beautiful. And as an added bonus, during my walk around the Botanic Gardens in Sydney I came across the “Contact Garden”.

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Sydney is a work in progress

Sometimes I think Sydney is a work-in-progress. Everywhere I go there are construction sites with their cyclone fencing, shadecloth, hoarding, cranes, jackhammers, big trucks and men in hard hats and fluoro vests. And what’s not under constructions seems to be closed off for the ‘elite’.

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Aboriginal Tourism in Sydney

Didgeridoo playing at Circular Quay, Sydney

There were fewer visitors to Sydney in 2013 than there were in 2012, and far fewer than there were in 2001. And I think I’ve discovered one reason why. It’s too hard to find out what to do – apart from see the Harbour Bridge & the Opera House that is. On my latest foray …

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The Secret Garden, Lavender Bay

Frances Hodgson Burnett knew the value of a secret garden to retreat to as a place to revatilise the soul. The Secret Garden (or Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden) is a landmark at Lavender Bay. Started by Wendy Whitely around 20 years ago on derelict land owned by Rail Corp, it’s now an oasis perched on …

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