Tag Archives: family fun

Travel Writer Gets Lost

As a travel writer it’s a bit embarrassing to admit you’re lost, and sometimes it’s a little bit frightening – although, often the best experiences can come from losing yourself in a destination. I experienced this recently when, travelling alone, I got completely … Continue reading

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Talk to the animals these school holidays

Kids love getting up close and personal to animals and they can do just that at Mowbray Park Farmstay in Picton, just a 90-minute drive from Sydney. But this family owned farmstay in the lush Wollondilly Shire offers much more … Continue reading

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Grafitti Grannies let loose

Trains seem to attract graffiti and now it’s happening right before my eyes – over carriages, engines, and platforms. And no one is doing a thing to stop it. In fact the culprits, looking suspiciously like cheeky nannas, are being … 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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