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15 Top Things to Do in the Blue Mountains

Millions of people each year head to Sydney’s west to visit the Blue Mountains. Loved by international tourists and local Sydney-siders alike, the Blue Mountains region is one of the most popular day and weekend destinations in New South Wales.

Countless walking tracks, beautiful waterfalls, deep valleys and canyons, thriving rainforests and numerous lookout points with breathtaking views, the Blue Mountains truly has something for everyone.

To help you decide where to go and how best to spend your time in this beautiful national park, we have come up with an extensive list of best things to do in the Blue Mountains.

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7 Awesome Sydney Harbour Ferry Trips (Plus Great Destinations)

One of the best ways to experience the beauty of Sydney Harbour is by doing one of the many scenic and practical ferry trips with Sydney Ferries.

We have selected 7 of the best Sydney Harbour ferry rides that not only provide great views of the Harbour but also bring you to exciting destinations.

Why pay for an expensive Harbour cruise if you can see the best of Sydney Harbour by simply using public transport?

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8 Beautiful Parks in Sydney You Should Visit

Despite the fact that Sydney has experienced strong population growth in recent times, Australia’s most beautiful city is still home to a great number of parks.

Sydney has always had a love affair with the outdoors and the best way to enjoy that outside breeze, fresh air and sunshine is by visiting one of the many parks in and around the city.

To help you find a destination park where you can wander around, enjoy scenic views or have a picnic, we’ve come up with a list of 8 beautiful parks in Sydney.

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12 Awesome Weekend Getaways from Sydney

While Sydney has a lot to offer to both tourists and residents, it doesn’t hurt to sometimes escape the city and have a relaxing weekend getaway.

Luckily, Sydney and New South Wales have lots of options for awesome weekend getaway destinations, and some of them don’t even require a lot of driving.

To help you find inspiration for your next long weekend, we’ve selected 12 Sydney weekend getaways that we’re sure you will enjoy.

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Sydney Tourism Guide – Top Things to Do and Best Places to Visit

A comprehensive Sydney tourism guide with top things to do and best places to visit in Sydney, from hiking and sightseeing, to shopping and dining!

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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10 Pram Friendly Walks in and Around Sydney

Going for a walk with your baby or toddler is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, stay fit and spend quality time with your little one. But it can be quite challenging to find walking tracks that are not only scenic but also pram-friendly.

Below is a list of pram friendly walks in and close to Sydney where you can safely enjoy the outdoors with your baby or toddler. Most of these walks provide plenty of shade and have cafes and picnic sites along the way.

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Best Places to Stay in Byron Bay

— Where to stay in Byron Bay for your holiday? —
We have outlined the best places to stay in Byron Bay catering for different budgets, from luxurious 5-star resorts to comfortable 3-star hotels.

Tucked away in the far north of New South Wales, close to the Queensland border, Byron Bay is a popular beachside town that attracts a great amount of tourists each year. Despite its growing popularity and influx of visitors over the years, Byron Bay has always been able to maintain its pleasant laid-back atmosphere.

While there are may be lots of options for accommodation in and around Byron Bay, it’s challenging to find a good hotel that both fits your personal needs and has a great location. We’ve done the research for you and have listed some of the best places to stay in Byron Bay, from pure luxury to budget hotels in the centre of town.

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Top 10 Free Things to Do in and Around Sydney

Sydney is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but unfortunately it’s also one of the most expensive places to live or to spend your holiday.

However, with a near perfect climate and a great variety of natural and man-made landmarks and sights on offer, there are also lots of free things to do in Sydney.

To help you save some of your hard-earned dollars, we have compiled a list of our favorite things to do in Sydney without having to spend a single dollar. So once you’ve booked your hotel in Sydney, it’s time to start exploring this beautiful city!

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Where to Stay in Sydney (A Guide to the Best Places and Hotels)

— Where to stay in Sydney for your holiday? —
We have outlined the best areas in and around Sydney, including suggestions for great hotels catering for different budgets.

Choosing where to stay in Sydney for your upcoming holiday can be challenging task. Your hotel and also the area you’re staying in can make or break a holiday. This is particularly true for Sydney since the layout of the city is rather complicated.

We’ve made the process of deciding where to stay in Sydney a bit easier by identifying the five best places and areas in and close to the city. In addition, we’ve selected some of the best hotels in these areas. Hotels in different price categories, catering for all types of travellers.

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Hiking Etiquette (6 Things to Keep in Mind on the Trail)

Most of us love being in the great outdoors and hiking is one of the best ways to appreciate all the goodness that Mother Nature has to offer.

With the rise of Internet and WiFi in the last two decades, information about hiking trails is much more readily available than it was 10 or 20 years ago. As a result, hiking trails that were still undiscovered not too long ago, are now popular weekend destinations.

So with more people out and about on hiking trails, it’s perhaps a good idea to think about good hiking etiquette. The following things to keep in mind while on the trail often come down to plain common sense and having respect for our fellow hikers.

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