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My WeekendNotes - 361
The day had started like many others, cereal for breakfast, packing lunches and getting the kids off to school. But by m... [more]
Set within the Casula Parklands and with the Georges River as its backdrop, the Liverpool Sculpture Walk features ten ar... [more]
07/12/2019 - 31/08/2020
Are you planning a trip to Japan and unsure about the food? For tourists it can be quite a culture shock as Japanese fo... [more]
Little Women is a classic coming of age story, first published in 1868, which has endured for over 150 years. For those ... [more]
I do love a good scavenger hunt. Whether it's a guided hunt or an online game I love everything involved - from looking ... [more]
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood is the eagerly awaited sequel to her 1985 novel The Handmaid's Tale. For fans, thirty ... [more]
Harajuku Gyoza Beer Stadium is a Japanese bar and restaurant serving an enticing range of tapas-style food and craft bee... [more]
Can you imagine a world without koalas? It is confronting to think that one of our most iconic and adored native animals... [more]
04/10/2019 - 30/11/2019
Before you panic, let me reassure you, we're not talking about literally bathing, outdoors in a forest. In fact, there i... [more]
The far south coast region of New South Wales is a nature lover's paradise boasting a total of fifteen National Parks, a... [more]
What would you say if I told you there is a place, not too far from Sydney, where crystal-clear coastal lagoons are hidd... [more]
Located at the southern end of Mimosa Rocks National Park is the Wajurda Point Lookout offering spectacular coastal view... [more]
At the southern end of Mimosa Rocks National Park lies Moon Bay, a pretty crescent-shaped beach situated between two roc... [more]
A great way to explore and enjoy the beautiful coastline of the Gerringong and Kiama region is along the spectacular Kia... [more]
Young Dark Emu offers a fascinating and compelling glimpse of pre-colonial Aboriginal life in Australia for younger rea... [more]
If you are looking for a spectacular, adventurous and challenging hike in the Long Plain area of Kosciuszko National Par... [more]
Casula Parklands Adventure Playground is a brand new playground recently opened in Casula. The playground has been provi... [more]
A visit to the Kosciuszko High Country would not be complete without stopping in at some of the unique heritage huts dot... [more]
The Snowy Mountains of New South Wales are known as an adventure playground, with alpine sports in the winter months and... [more]
The East Hotel, located in Canberra's inner south, was the perfect place to stay for our recent weekend getaway. Combini... [more]
It's not every day you get the opportunity to test your burglary skills or experience Mission Impossible type thrills, w... [more]
There is something uniquely invigorating about swimming in an ocean pool, wouldn't you agree? Perhaps it is the salt wat... [more]
The Auburn Botanic Gardens are an oasis of both natural and man-made beauty in the middle of suburban Sydney. Featuring ... [more]
As fans of the Harry Potter books and movies, I knew my daughter and I would enjoy visiting The Wizarding World of H... [more]
For an exciting, unusual and authentic Hawaiian holiday experience, nothing beats a ride in an outrigger canoe at Waikik... [more]
The beautiful Sydney Harbour always impresses whether you are new to the city or have lived here your whole life. The g... [more]
Luxury camping may sound like an oxymoron to some, but for others it is the perfect way to experience nature and have an... [more]
Surrounded by nature and boasting scenic water and mountain views, Wollondilly River Station offers a genuine bush campi... [more]
A great way to explore the beaches of Jervis Bay is by cycling on the shared pathway between Huskisson and Vincentia, al... [more]
Stretching from Bundanoon and Fitzroy Falls in the north to Pigeon House Mountain (Didthul) in the south, the magnificen... [more]
Coolendel Nature Reserve is located on the southern side of the Shoalhaven River, approximately 3 hours from Sydney. It... [more]
On the lower part of Johnston Street in Collingwood, there's a creative buzz in the air. This neighbourhood is home to n... [more]
22/11/2019 - 23/11/2019
Promised is a new Australian film starring Tina Arena and Paul Mercurio. It was written and directed by Nick Conidi and ... [more]
Have you heard about the endangered Cumberland Plain Woodland? It is a rare natural habitat which is unique to Western ... [more]
Nothing says spring like bright, floral blooms and at the Australian Botanic Garden that means one thing - the annual Sp... [more]
01/09/2019 - 31/10/2019
The arrival of a new baby is always exciting, but it's especially exciting when it's an adorable baby animal at the zoo.... [more]
Whether projected on to a Chicago building or adorning the pages of a children's picture book, there is no doubt that Va... [more]
19/09/2019 - 03/10/2019
While sculpture is usually the domain of art galleries and museums at this exhibition you can experience sculpture in a ... [more]
07/09/2019 - 07/10/2019
See the beauty, wonder and challenges of nature brought to life by talented photographers in the Australian Geographic N... [more]
16/08/2019 - 20/10/2019
An exciting new recreational facility has recently opened in Shoalhaven Heads. The Shoalhaven Heads Pump Track, l... [more]
To celebrate NAIDOC Week Off the Kerb Gallery will play host to new works by the Young family in the Elements Exhibition... [more]
05/07/2019 - 13/07/2019
Winter Days is a new group exhibition showing at Off the Kerb Gallery. It features 48 incredible artists and their creat... [more]
13/06/2019 - 27/06/2019
Never Look Away is a new film, written and directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, which explores themes of... [more]
What do you get when you combine the bright lights of Vivid with shining new talent in independent cinema? You get the V... [more]
Frankie's Food Factory has arrived in Sydney's south-west, sprouting up in the new Flower Power Garden Centre at Milperr... [more]
An underground commuter walkway dating from the 1950's is probably not the first place you'd expect to find an art exhib... [more]
02/04/2019 - 26/04/2019
Off the Kerb Gallery is turning twelve and you're invited to their big birthday bash. Celebrating twelve wonderful years... [more]
11/04/2019 - 25/04/2019
Set a reminder and mark your calendar now, Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day is coming up on April 9th, 2019. Since the... [more]
Boost your mini-golf experience to Infinity and Beyond this April, at Pixar Putt, a themed, pop-up mini golf course set ... [more]
06/04/2019 - 12/05/2019
Today is a new exhibition showing at Off the Kerb Gallery featuring the captivating artwork of Kate Gagliardi. In this b... [more]
21/03/2019 - 04/04/2019
Prepare your tastebuds, and your Instagram feed, for these trending new taste sensations that come complete with their o... [more]
If your kids love being active and trying new things then why not encourage them to give the Weetbix Kids TRYathlon a go... [more]
10/03/2019 - 26/05/2019
A Portrait of a Painter is a new group exhibition showing at Off the Kerb Gallery. It brings together an incredible li... [more]
07/02/2019 - 21/02/2019
Have you ever met a child who didn't love Roald Dahl's story, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? I never have, so it's ... [more]
05/01/2019 - 09/06/2019
You know the musicians, you've seen the iconic images. Now you can go behind the camera lens to learn about Australia's ... [more]
19/01/2019 - 24/02/2019
Nestled quietly in the back streets of Shoalhaven Heads is a surprisingly lush, green oasis - the Shoalhaven Heads Nativ... [more]
It was a case of the lure of the unknown. A remote beach tucked away between secluded headlands, accessible only by foot... [more]
While realising a childhood dream of becoming an astronaut or flying to the moon may seem a little out of reach for most... [more]
09/01/2019 - 27/01/2019
From the dots and dashes of Morse code to the use of emojis today, communication technology has changed dramatically ove... [more]
20/10/2018 - 27/01/2019
Persona is a new exhibition showing at Off the Kerb Gallery featuring the vibrant and striking art of Robyn Grove. The e... [more]
08/11/2018 - 22/11/2018
Roll up, roll up, the Splash Test Dummies are in town and they will be on patrol at Riverside Theatres during Sydney Fes... [more]
11/01/2019 - 13/01/2019
For a memorable and immersive live theatre experience, it would be difficult to surpass the Pop Up Globe as it hosts Sha... [more]
12/10/2018 - 04/11/2018
Everything Gained. Everything Lost is a new exhibition showing at Off the Kerb Gallery. It features the incredible drawi... [more]
18/10/2018 - 01/11/2018
Human & Almost is a new exhibition showing at Off the Kerb Gallery featuring the engaging artworks of Leigh Hewitt. Incl... [more]
27/09/2018 - 11/10/2018
Kav Temperley is one very busy man. This year has seen him on a national tour with Eskimo Joe, playing the Hotter Than H... [more]
Oatley Park is a beautiful area of parkland and natural bushland which adjoins the Georges River at Oatley in the south ... [more]
Ladies in Black, directed by Bruce Beresford, had its Australian premiere this week at the State Theatre in Sydney. Ada... [more]
What do get when you mix families, fitness and fun? You get XRACE - an adventure race for families. XRACE is a fa... [more]
Make Believe is a new exhibition showing at Off the Kerb Gallery featuring the incredible art of Alfred Liu. Merging his... [more]
06/09/2018 - 20/09/2018
Inside, Outside is a new exhibition showing at Off the Kerb Gallery featuring the art of Otto Macpherson. In intricate p... [more]
16/08/2018 - 30/08/2018
Calling all foodies, music lovers and creative types - this festival is for you! Eat Your Heart Out Liverpool is... [more]
If you have ever wondered what it would be like to immerse yourself in the wintery and watery landscape of the northern ... [more]
07/06/2018 - 21/06/2018
The annual AnnanROMA Festival is returning to the Australian Botanic Garden at Mount Annan on Sunday 27th May 2018. ... [more]
The vibrant streetscapes of Melbourne are lovingly captured and beautifully immortalised in a new exhibition at Off the ... [more]
17/05/2018 - 31/05/2018
The brilliance of VIVID will return to shine the spotlight on Sydney from 25th May 2018. VIVID 2018 is sure to delight, ... [more]
25/05/2018 - 16/06/2018
This year, Off the Kerb Gallery is celebrating eleven fabulous years in the arts in Victoria and to celebrate this excit... [more]
05/04/2018 - 19/04/2018
Inhabited Architecture is a new exhibition at Chrissie Cotter Gallery featuring four talented female artists who explore... [more]
15/03/2018 - 25/03/2018
A visit to the Sydney Royal Easter Show is not complete until you have sampled one, or more, of the novelty foods on off... [more]
ARTEXPRESS 2018 returns to The Armoury at Sydney Olympic Park in March and you're invited to discover the next exciting ... [more]
13/03/2018 - 06/05/2018
As if Easter wasn't sweet enough already, it's set to get even better for Sydney with the inaugural Good Saturday Festiv... [more]
Eyewitness is a new exhibition showing at Off the Kerb Gallery. It features a series of intricate pen works by artist Ch... [more]
22/02/2018 - 08/03/2018
If the thought of craft beer makes your taste buds tingle, this place is for you. Basement Brewhouse is a bar and eatery... [more]
Fancy a trip to the Red Centre to go behind the scenes of the new Australian film Sweet Country? You can, without even ... [more]
29/01/2018 - 25/02/2018
Featuring stunning views along the coastline, a visit to Smoky Cape Lighthouse is essential when you are in the Hat Head... [more]
A visit to Smoky Cape Lighthouse is essential when you are visiting the Hat Head National Park or nearby South West Rock... [more]
Can you imagine a landscape crafted from thousands of colourful plastic toys? How about a 60 kg dinosaur made from the ... [more]
06/01/2018 - 28/01/2018
His name is Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov, but in Auschwitz - Birkenau he becomes known as "Tetovierer", or the tattooist. B... [more]
Bellbird Dining and Bar is an exciting and unique dining experience which has recently opened in south west Sydney. Loca... [more]
The Christmas countdown has begun! With only weeks until Christmas is upon us, you'd be forgiven if your festive spirit ... [more]
When I think of a contemporary fine dining experience, my first thought is usually of a trendy inner-city restaurant, wh... [more]
The Australian Museum's newest permanent exhibition, 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum, opened on 14th October 2017... [more]
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