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Top 10 Things to Do in Byron Bay and Surrounds

Tucked away in the northeastern corner of New South Wales not too far from the Queensland border, Byron Bay is a popular beachside town that attracts a great amount of travelers each year. Despite its growing popularity and influx of tourists, Byron Bay has never lost its small town laid-back atmosphere.

Known as “Cavvanbah” by the local Arakwal people, Byron Bay and Cape Byron were named after Naval officer John Byron by Captain James Cook who arrived in the area in 1770. In the first half of the 20th century, Byron Bay quickly developed itself as a busy industrial port town, before it slowly turned into a holiday destination and surfing hot spot from the 1960’s.

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8 Best Walking Tracks in the Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains is one of the most popular tourist and weekend-getaway destinations in New South Wales. Just over an hour away from Sydney, this World Heritage listed area is home to a large number of beautiful walking tracks, enormous cliffs, deep valleys and canyons, lush rainforest, thriving wildlife and numerous lookout points with breathtaking views.

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Cheap International Money Transfer to and from Australia

It’s surprising that in the modern society we’re living in today, transferring money overseas from one bank account to another can still be so expensive and non-transparent. Australian banks typically charge excessive fees for international money transfers and also give their customers the worst possible currency exchange rates.

Luckily though these issues can be easily prevented by using a specialised money transfer service that provide you with great benefits compared to banks. OFX and CurrencyFair are two of most popular online money transfer services that can help you transfer money overseas without hassle and with the best exchange rates.

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Top Things to Do in Sydney (The Ultimate Guide)

Sydney is Australia’s largest and most popular city, visited by millions of international travellers each year.

What sets Sydney apart from other international cities are the beautiful and world-famous Harbour, the unique landmarks such as the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, a near-perfect climate, a stunning coastline with countless beaches and also the thriving arts and culture scene.

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Chasing Waterfalls on the Waterfall Way

The Waterfall Way is a 185km scenic drive between Coffs harbour and Armidale, passing through New England and Dorrigo national parks, with numerous impressive waterfalls as the key attraction.

With so many impressive sights to visit, the Waterfall Way is a popular weekend destination in northern New South Wales. If you want to see everything and also do some of the walking trails, you will need two full days. However, further below you will find a customised itinerary in case you only have one day to spare in this beautiful part of the world.

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How to Start a Blog with WordPress (Step by Step Guide)

People often ask me how to start a blog such as Best Sydney Walks. Starting a WordPress blog isn’t super complicated, but it’s important to get the basics right. Once that’s done, the next challenge is to drive more traffic to your brand new WordPress blog.

Running a blog for most people is a hobby. You can use it to to share your thoughts, your ideas and your personal experiences. For others, a blog is a business. A blog can generate a modest side-income stream or even a full-time income that pays all the bills.

To help you get started, I’ve created this simple guide so you can start your very own blog with WordPress.

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10 Best Lookouts in the Blue Mountains

One of the most popular tourist and weekend-getaway destinations in New South Wales is the famous Blue Mountains, a World Heritage listed area an hour away from Sydney.

Suitable to visit during all four seasons, the Greater Blue Mountains region consists of seven National Park areas and a conservation reserve. The Blue Mountains is home to a large number of impressive lookouts, some very popular, others not so well-known.

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