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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

A roaring good time at Taronga Twilight

Every Twilight at the Taronga Summer Concert Series is a special event but this year is particularly special, as it marks the event’s 25th anniversary. For many existing fans, the concert series is synonymous with summer fun. If you like outdoor events featuring top live acts, set in balmy surrounds with Sydney Harbour skyline views, consider … Continued

Sydney Festival is an arts and culture bonanza

Sydney Festival has been one of the city’s leading exponents of arts and culture experiences since 1977. In 2020, good news is, you can expect more of the same on that front. The festival, which takes place between 8th-26th January next year and stages hundreds of events for hundreds of thousands of visitors, is firming … Continued

Food courtship in Sydney

Food courts infested with Bain Marie trolls digging up globs of fried yellow ooze for the brave aren’t hard to find in Sydney but there are definitely alternatives. Today’s best food courts garner Michelin Stars. They provide healthy options to vegans, vegetarians and meat-lovers alike, and showcase the stories and cuisines of many cultures. Sydney … Continued

Seeing the unseen at Art Gallery of NSW

The supernatural might be all about the unseen but the unseen of the supernatural world will be unmissable when they appear at Art Gallery of NSW between November 2 2019-March 8 2020. Japan Supernatural, an exhibition featuring more than 180 works of art by late and living luminaries of the Japanese art world puts the … Continued

Gently down the creek

Rowboats are a one-of-a-kind vessel. Less hectic than kayaks. More social than canoes. They provide an eye into the natural world at just the clip to bring it vividly to life. In Sydney, it’s well and truly the season for rowboating. The picturesque natural surroundings are positively blossoming and the days are warm but sane … Continued

Sculpture by the Sea 2019, Sydney’s outdoor coastal art space

The 23rd Sculpture by the Sea is staging over 100 sculptures once again. This Bondi-to-Tamarama coastal walk is the largest free to the public sculpture exhibition in the world. Sculpture by the Sea is running from the 24th of October through to the 10th of November 2019. If you’re setting off from Song Hotel for … Continued