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Sydney military tourism that passes muster

There’s a lot more to military tourism in Sydney than inconspicuous bronze statues that pigeons make locals of themselves with — although there’s plenty of those statues too. But want to know a relatively obscure fact? Sydney Harbour itself is the setting of a Japanese invasion that took place at the dusk of WWII. If … Continued

Leafing through Sydney’s best bookshops

E-books, online bookshops and audiobooks have all been hailed as death knells for physical Australian bookshops at one point or another. But there’s a good reason why physical bookshops are still going strong today. Stocking the shelves with good books certainly helps but good bookshops have much more going for them in 2019. In Sydney, … Continued

Sky’s the limit for Sydney astro tourism

Nightlife in Sydney connotes anything from the hum of Kings Cross on a Saturday to the buzz of Newtown’s restaurants as the sun yawns over the King Street sky one last time. When you’re an astro tourist, however, nightlife takes on a whole new meaning altogether. Astro tourism, which is a far cry from the … Continued

Food tourism whets food lovers’ appetites for Sydney

Various food tourism data confirms what you might suspect: a lot of us put a pretty big premium on having our way with the local fare when we visit a new country, city or street. Some figures show that international tourists will splurge one dollar out of every five on food when they’re travelling. Which … Continued

The stories of Sydney street life

Streets. Some of them are an absolute joy to walk down. John Travolta’s character Tony Manero proves this in his iconic street-walking scene at the end of Saturday Night Fever. In Sydney, there are plenty of streets well worth the strut too. Some are unheralded and some are iconic enough to draw people from across … Continued

Cool summers wading in water holes

It’s about this time of year that nostalgia for the dwindling summer weather intensifies. One fun way to savour what’s left, however, is to dive into Sydney’s many water holes. The water hole experience is different from the experience of the public pool or beach. It often involves walking tracks and completely natural settings. Here … Continued

Fun on tap at Sydney’s craft brewery bars

In Sydney’s inner-West, they’re serious enough about their little breweries to operate the Inner West Brewery Association, a key advocate breathing oxygen into the city’s microbrewery tourism scene. Presently, there are 13 micro breweries in the area. Last September marked the enactment of a trial to see how craft breweries fare operating as bars. What … Continued

Making memories in Sydney lanes

Melbourne might be Australia’s laneway capital but Sydney has transformed its own share of once-glum laneways into vibrant destinations in recent years, thanks to the City of Sydney’s Laneway Revitalisation Strategy. More than 50 city-centre laneways of many stripes abound and many more drawcards await beyond. Whether you’re bag is mural-stamped laneways with an urban … Continued

Plenty of fun to crow about at NSW’s farms

Sydney’s family farms are perfect places for tourists and animal lovers to experience intimacy with an ensemble cast of farm favourites. Farm visits aren’t all milking cows, petting guinea pigs and hand-feeding horses however. If you’re with kids, expect them to beeline for the playgrounds. Expect to learn about sustainability and agricultural history, try farm-fresh … Continued

Helitourism is the height of fun for Sydney tourists

Helicopters are a one-of-a-kind way to travel. Arena rock bands, politicians and tycoons will all tell you that. Not that you need to be a tycoon, politician or arena rock god to find out for yourself. Not in Sydney. The city offers a variety of affordably-priced helicopter tours that showcase spectacular views of Sydney landmarks … Continued