Category Archives: Sydney

Escape Hunt in Sydney – if you dare

We’re locked in. It’s pitch black. I have no idea how we’ll get out. And I’m scared. Scared I won’t be able to find the clues or solve the riddles that will help us unlock the door, and along the … Continue reading

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Gift an experience: 10 Sydney experiences to inspire, excite and thrill

Can’t think of a gift for that special someone? Then give them an experience they will remember long after the Christmas tree has dropped its needles. Here are ten Sydney experiences for the grandkids to the grandparents, the adventure-lovers to … Continue reading

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Sandstorm of Fairytales & Fables in Windsor

The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Narcissus, Gollum, Icarus and other fabled creatures have come to life under the shady jacarandas, oaks and pepper trees on the banks of the Hawkesbury River at Windsor, in Sydney’s northwest, for the 2nd Hawkesbury … Continue reading

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Buttocks on the futtocks

Yes! I’ve got my buttocks on the futtocks*.  Literally.   I’m standing in the crow’s nest, or in this case, on a small metal plate, 15 metres up the mizzen (aft) mast of the timber sailing ship the Southern Swan. … Continue reading

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Koalas – Up close & personal

The cleansing fragrance of eucalypts in the koala enclosure is a pleasant relief after the whiffy odour of bird poo, though that’s a small price to pay for their cheerful chorus that echos among the trees at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Unfortunately, it’s illegal to hold … Continue reading

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Ballooning in the mist

It might be the middle of winter, but getting up early and rugging up for a hot air balloon flight has its rewards as my son and I found out this morning on a flight over the Hawkesbury Valley with … Continue reading

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Sensational Segway Adventure

For sensational family fun don’t get on your bike, get on a Segway and float above the ground. OK, it’s not quite levitating, but the Segway personal transporter does feel like it hovers above the ground rather than rides over … Continue reading

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