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My WeekendNotes - 704
A few years ago, Dural Lane was little more than a small alley leading to a car park on the west side of Hornsby. Over t... [more]
Fitzroy Island is a great day trip from Cairns. It's only a ferry ride away, has heaps of activities (snorkeling, bushwa... [more]
The City of Sydney has created a whole range of self-guided walking tours for curious residents and visitors to Sydney, ... [more]
The Turramurra Lookout Community Garden sits on the shoulder of the Pacific Highway, opposite Turramurra shops. The spac... [more]
Somersby Falls doesn't seem like the kind of place you discover on your own, since it's located at the back of the indus... [more]
Rutledge Lane is the laneway that leads off Hosier Lane in central Melbourne and is a must-see if you're looking for... [more]
If I were to sum up Avoca Valley Bed and Breakfast in one word, it would be beautiful. Set on a 2.5 acre property the hi... [more]
Discoveries in Queensland are helping to make huge strides in Australia's understanding of its Mesozoic past, but where ... [more]
Treasury Gardens is the smaller park to the west of Fitzroy Gardens. It's not quite as picturesque or exciting as its fa... [more]
Kangaroo island was named by Matthew Flinders for the large number of kangaroos he found here, but they're by no means t... [more]
Alexandra Gardens is the first park you see once you've crossed over the Princes Bridge from Federation Square. It is pa... [more]
There are a lot of gardens just south of the Yarra River in central Melbourne. In fact, if you're not a regular visitor,... [more]
The Twelve Apostles are far from the only thing to see on the Great Ocean Road; just look at their neighbour, Loch Ard G... [more]
Gordon Reserve is a small park between Spring Street and Macarthur Street near the government buildings in East Melbourn... [more]
There are a lot of walking tours to choose from in Melbourne; guided tours and self-guided tours, paid tours and free to... [more]
A Walk in the Park is one of seven self-guided walks developed by the City of Melbourne in order to help residents and v... [more]
Walking tours in Melbourne aren't just for visitors who want to see the sights. Yes residents might have passed by many ... [more]
The Galleries of Remembrance are a new feature of the Shrine of Remembrance that has only been open since Remembrance Da... [more]
Travelodge Docklands is great for budget travellers who want to the sights in central Melbourne but want something a bit... [more]
The Great Ocean Road is one of those places you have to do at least once before you die, and fortunately if you're in Me... [more]
The Galleries of Remembrance Highlights tour is one of two daily tours currently run by volunteer guides at the Shrine o... [more]
Full of all things vintage and rockabilly, and showcasing the customs and culture of 1950's, the Lady Luck Festival ... [more]
15/01/2016 - 16/01/2016
Are you ready for a challenge? If your answer is yes, then there's no better place for you than an escape room, ... [more]
There are so many ways to spend Australia Day in Sydney, yet every year I seem to discover more new and unusual options.... [more]
Now that we're at the end of 2015, it's become clear that this year has been one of the hottest on record. But relie... [more]
28/12/2015 - 26/01/2016
The small town of Yowah is located between Thargomindah and Cunnumulla along the Opal Way in south west Queensland. It h... [more]
Beside the post office on Coonanbarra Road in Wahroonga is the Archdale Walkway. I always thought the path just lead to ... [more]
Spooky Beach is beautiful, fun and accessible. Everything you want, really. Around 400 metres long, it can be found sout... [more]
The Hydro Majestic Hotel is the kind of place you won't ever see again in Australia. The kilometre long property and its... [more]
Angourie is the coastal town just south of Yamba, on the NSW north coast. While Yamba gets very busy (it's been voted th... [more]
The Cunnamulla Fella Centre is the biggest attraction in Cunnamulla and wouldn't be out of place in a much larger town, ... [more]
The Honour Gardens in Lawson were created after WWI and are important not just for the town but to the whole country, b... [more]
Blackheath Park is a picturesque spot in the heart of Blackheath, right next to the Great Western Highway. It takes up m... [more]
The park at Gordon Reserve is located on Lone Pine Avenue near the start of the short walk to Gordon Falls Lookout. It i... [more]
The Evans and Valley View lookouts have different names but they're pretty much the same thing, being only metres from e... [more]
The 2015 Wahroonga Village Fair will be held on Sunday December 6, from 9.00am to 4.00pm. It will be hosted by Wahroonga... [more]
Leuralla Public Gardens Ampitheatre is unique in the Blue Mountains and not something I knew about until I passed it on ... [more]
Gordon Falls Lookout is probably one of the major lookouts in Leura and is on the town's southern ridge, near Leuralla (... [more]
People come from far and wide to see the views at Katoomba (just think of the Three Sisters) but if that's all you bothe... [more]
When an attraction is so good a town gets named after it, you know it's something you want to see. And fortunately, the ... [more]
The Bluff is one of the main attractions near the small town of Yowah, which is mostly known for its opals (it's the sou... [more]
The Yamba River Markets are held at Ford Park on the fourth Sunday of every month, from 9.00am to 2.00pm. They're quite ... [more]
The Warrego River runs through the western side of Cunnamulla and this walk is located just over the bridge, on the outs... [more]
The Blue Pools are a unique attraction in Angourie that consist of two freshwater pools located directly behind the beac... [more]
Most people in NSW have probably never heard of Nyngan and that's exactly why the town has erected a giant bogan statue.... [more]
The North Sydney Children's Festival takes place every year and always has a specific theme. Last year was Bushland Adve... [more]
The Malaysia Festival will be back again in 2015 but make sure you head to its new location: Pyrmont Bay Park (near Th... [more]
There's less than two weeks left until the Eastwood Moon Festival, which is an annual celebration for the Eastwood commu... [more]
The annual Twilight Concert that takes place at Wahroonga Park every year will have a distinctly 1960s feel in 2015. Bot... [more]
The Crown Street School Food Fete is not your average school fete. Along with all the traditional elements, it's also go... [more]
I would best describe the Australian Arts and Gems Gallery as jewellery store, with some Aboriginal art and products al... [more]
Curtilage Park is located on the Pacific Highway in Wahroonga. I had hoped the busy road (with no parking) wasn't the on... [more]
The school holiday program run by Gostelow Riding School is quite new, and while there are some teething issues, kids al... [more]
The Manly Jazz Festival runs for 11 days, from Friday September 25 to Monday 5 October, combining jazz tunes with Manly'... [more]
25/09/2015 - 05/10/2015
Pennant Hills Library falls within the Hornsby Shire network of libraries (there are five in total). It's not as big... [more]
The largest festival in the Sutherland Shire will be back next month when the Cronulla Spring Festival is held on Satur... [more]
12/09/2015 - 13/09/2015
You only have a short time to truly appreciate Sydney's wildflower destinations; late August and early September, wh... [more]
Dural Putt Putt in the Gardens is a surprising find out in rural Dural. It offers two 18-hole courses with fun themes--C... [more]
There's not much at Western Crescent Park, but that's alright. Considering how isolated in is, I'd say probably not many... [more]
Hurry down to Westfield Sydney before the end of August and you'll get the chance to design your own Kit Kat. That's... [more]
04/08/2015 - 30/08/2015
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