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Take a putt on mini-golf

Mini-golf has been a recreational activity since the 19th century but the courses the halcyon generations tackled in their top hats and corsets were markedly more austere than todays’. Innovations to mini-golf have been ample across the centuries.  Couples, friends and families gravitate to today’s mini-golf courses — which have a lot more to show … Continued

The Sydney Royal Easter Show

Since its inaugural event in 1823, the Sydney Royal Easter Show has been a mainstay on Sydney’s events calendar. According to the Show’s most current official figures, almost 830,000 attendees pass through the fortnight-long event’s gates, making it the largest annual ticketed event in Australia. The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW stages the show, an … Continued

School’s in for summer in Sydney

You want to learn a new skill or immerse yourself in the 101 of your passion but you don’t want to be ball-and-chained to a formal, drawn-out or exorbitant course provided by a bricks-and-mortar educational institution such as a TAFE or University. The great news is education is increasingly flexible today; learners can find plenty … Continued

Laughter for bushfire relief in Sydney

As bushfires continue to decimate Australia, it’s difficult to find much to laugh about, obviously. However, if you do love a reason to laugh and you do want to support bushfire relief efforts at the same time, there’s a fun activity taking place in Sydney this March that’s ideal. Live Nation and the Sydney Opera … Continued

Spicy Thai Town

If you love a good spice rush as much as I do, then you will want to visit Sydney’s Thai Town. Thai town is located in Haymarket on Campbell Street and only a 10 minute walk from Song Hotels. It’s the place of spicy Thai food, Thai groceries, Thai entertainment and happy Thai people. So … Continued

Sydney uncovered

You’ve seen all the big ones — the Opera House, Darling Harbour, the Harbour Bridge — and now it’s time to see more of Sydney. Many of the city’s most interesting experiences are unheralded and many of the unheralded experiences lean to the unusual side of the spectrum. Whether it’s the mummified, old grave sites … Continued

Laneway 2020

Originating in 2005 as a micro festival amongst the crates, dumpsters and murals of Melbourne’s Caledonian Lane, the St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival is fully-grown now, pulling big crowds in multiple Australian cities, and New Zealand.  One of the key characteristics Laneway has preserved however is its propensity for eclectic lineups that marry some of your … Continued

Sydney love spots

Let’s face it.  At its most commercial and cliched, Valentine’s Day can look a lot spookier than Halloween.  Some of the most no-holds-barred mush-fests that typify the event have the gross-out power to spark a lifelong allergic reaction. At the same time, people are still finding plenty of decorous ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day. That … Continued

You beaut beaches: Bondi and Manly

From dramatic rescues and world-champion surfers to sensational snorkelling and serene strolls, plus film and art.
You’ll find it all around Sydney’s two world-famous beaches

Get in the swing of Sydney’s playgrounds

No matter how rusty.  No matter how austere. No matter how minimalist. Call it a playground and your kids are there. Let’s face it though. For us adults, many of these playgrounds are a drag. The trick is to find a playground that makes such a fun hang you want in as much as your … Continued