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The Newcastle Memorial Walk (also known as the ANZAC Memorial Walk) is a 450 metre scenic walk along the headland, locat... [more]
If you are looking for a good cafe around the Port Stephens region, then you are in luck - there are some tasty ones to ... [more]
Blackbutt Reserve is located in Kotara, right in the heart of Newcastle's inner suburbs. This busy suburb, with a Westfi... [more]
Richley Reserve Mega Adventure Playground is located in Richley Reserve, which is part of the Blackbutt Nature Reserve i... [more]
The Beehive is a popular café, located in the trendy Honeysuckle Precinct along the Hunter River in Newcastle. This new ... [more]
The Entrance Hotel is a popular pub, bistro and accommodation, located on the scenic waterfront area at The Entrance, ju... [more]
Have you booked a holiday to the beautiful Nelson Bay in Port Stephens? Are you looking for some FREE things to do while... [more]
Port Macquarie is located on the Mid-North Coast of NSW - a 4 hour drive north of Sydney and a 6 hour drive south of Bri... [more]
Evviva Café and Bar is located in the Nelson Bay town centre, on the busy Stockton Street that runs down to the marina. ... [more]
The Nelson Bay region is renowned for its pristine waters, abundance of seafood, scenic national parks and picturesque w... [more]
So you've booked a holiday to the Nelson Bay area in Port Stephens (congratulations, good choice!) and you may now be wo... [more]
If you are planning on a holiday in Nelson Bay, or perhaps you live locally and want to try somewhere new for breakfast,... [more]
The Merewether Surfhouse is a one-stop-shop for all dining options, located at the scenic Merewether Beach in Newcastle.... [more]
The Swissôtel Sydney is located right in the heart of Sydney's CBD on Market Street, right opposite the State Theatre. W... [more]
As the temperatures start to drop in winter, many people close the curtains, stay glued to their couches and spend the w... [more]
Kinn Thai restaurant is located at The Rooftop dining precinct at Westfield Kotara shopping centre in Newcastle. The Roo... [more]
If you are on a health kick, or simply like to eat healthily, then tracking down a good, healthy café is like hitting th... [more]
Do you love a good ol' Aussie pie? Who doesn't! The humble meat pie has been a favourite with Australians for many years... [more]
Are you looking for somewhere to have a birthday party for your child, which they will absolutely love? For many, it wou... [more]
Toboggan Hill is a family tourist attraction located at Nelson Bay, in the Port Stephens region. It is popular with all ... [more]
The April school holidays are almost here and it is time to think about what "fun stuff" there is to do for kids in the ... [more]
Saltwater Restaurant is a scenic, beach-side restaurant located inside Fingal Bay Surf Club, in the scenic Port Stephens... [more]
Oakvale Wildlife Park (formally Oakvale Farm & Fauna World) is located at Salt Ash, in the beautiful Port Stephens regio... [more]
The Stockton Ferry is a regular ferry service across the Hunter River, from the northern Newcastle suburb of Stockton to... [more]
If you live in Sydney, there is an endless list of fun and family-friendly things to do in the city and surrounding area... [more]
Spirited - A Creative Play Café is located in the industrial area of Taylors Beach, a short drive from Salamander Bay in... [more]
Little Nelson Bay is located in Port Stephens, just a short walk along the foreshore from the town of Nelson Bay. It is ... [more]
Summer is here and if you're anything like our family, the weather is so beautiful that you're swimming at the beach eve... [more]
Tomaree Aquatic Centre is located just off Nelson Bay Road, in front of Toboggan Hill Park tourist attraction. This outd... [more]
The Wood Oven is a wood-fired pizza restaurant located upstairs at the d'Albora Marinas, on the scenic Nelson Bay Foresh... [more]
Are you staying or living in Sydney and want to escape for the weekend, but don't want to go too far? Then why not drive... [more]
Everyone loves going to the market - well, almost everyone! For those of us who do love going to the local markets, it i... [more]
Are you going for a holiday with the kids to Nelson Bay, but you're not sure what to do, or where to go? There are hundr... [more]
So you've woken up on holidays in Nelson Bay and the rain has set in. What now? The kids will be banging down the door s... [more]
Little Beach is a scenic bay in the Port Stephens region, just around the coastline from Nelson Bay. It is popular all y... [more]
Nelson Bay is a popular tourist town in the Port Stephens region, with thousands of people flocking to its shores every ... [more]
The Boat Shed Café and General Store is located on a floating pontoon at the Soldiers Point Marina, in the scenic Port S... [more]
If you visit the popular Birubi Beach in Anna Bay, Port Stephens, you are sure to discover two popular eateries that are... [more]
If you enjoy having fish and chips by the water, then you can't go past the Bay Harbour Cafe in Nelson Bay. It is situat... [more]
Nice Cafe is, how shall I say it...nice! The people are nice, the food is nice, the ambience is nice and the view is nic... [more]
When you visit Nelson Bay in Port Stephens, it is almost a necessity to try the local seafood and taste the fresh catch ... [more]
If you like to start your day with an invigorating walk and stunning coastal views, then you will find what you're looki... [more]
Nelson Bay in Port Stephens is the perfect family-friendly destination with calm waters, quiet sandy bays and small ripp... [more]
On a hot summer's day, there is nothing better than to buy a cold ice-cream, find a shady spot to sit and enjoy the ... [more]
When you move to a new town or go on holidays, there is always a popular, scenic walk that the locals like to do. Whethe... [more]
Medowie Macadamias is located just outside the Port Stephens town of Medowie, less than 10 minutes from Williamtown (nor... [more]
Inner Light Tea Rooms is located at Nelson Head Lighthouse, on the headland between Nelson Bay and Shoal Bay, in the bea... [more]
In House Kitchen is a popular cafe located at Nelson Bay, in the scenic Port Stephens. The cafe stands out on the stree... [more]
Do you love bowling? Or are you looking for something to do when it's raining in Nelson Bay? Then why not check out the ... [more]
For locals and tourists to Nelson Bay, there is no better way to experience the beauty of the region than by looking out... [more]
The Tomaree Head Summit Walk is a must-do for locals and tourists, when exploring the scenic Port Stephens region. The e... [more]
Do you love to sift through op shops and look for something in particular, but end up leaving with a whole pile of rando... [more]
If you love to scour through op shops looking for brand name clothing at bargain prices or enjoy looking for one good bo... [more]
BIG4 Ingenia Holiday Park at Soldiers Point is located near the end of the Soldiers Point peninsula, just 15 minutes fro... [more]
Christmas is on the way and if you feel like spoiling yourself with a sumptuous seafood buffet by the water, then why no... [more]
My family recently moved from the city of Canberra to the blue waters of Port Stephens, and let's just say, it wasn't a ... [more]
The Melbourne Cup is back for another year, and locals and tourists around the Nelson Bay region are looking for places ... [more]
Mantra Aqua is located at Nelson Bay in the Port Stephens area, over 2.5 hours north of Sydney. It is located in a conve... [more]
Lexie's on the Beach is a popular café located right on Stockton Beach, on the opposite side of the Hunter River from Ne... [more]
The Kiosk is an aptly-named kiosk on Newcastle Beach, just minutes from the Newcastle CBD. It is a handy location in bet... [more]
The NRMA Stockton Beach Holiday Park is located on the other side of the Hunter River from Newcastle CBD, on the 32 kilo... [more]
The National Arboretum is a scenic tourist attraction, located 10 minutes from Canberra's city centre. The 250 hectare ... [more]
The July school holidays are almost here, which means that parents and carers around the Capital are looking or fun (and... [more]
Wherever you live or stay in Canberra, you can see rolling green hills dotted around the city and amongst the suburbs. T... [more]
When friends come to visit us in Canberra, they often ask "Where are the best museums in Canberra?" The answer depends o... [more]
As Canberra is at an elevation of 577 metres above sea level, we get every season in the extreme. Summer is hot, winter ... [more]
Summer is a beautiful time in Canberra - it can get hot, but that is just a good excuse to take a dip in the river or vi... [more]
Canberra Glassworks is located in Kingston, just a short drive from the city centre. Visitors have the opportunity to wa... [more]
26/10/2017 - 13/01/2018
Capital Brewing Co. is a Canberra-owned beer company, which recently opened their own brewery in the industrial suburb o... [more]
A freshly squeezed juice - full of vitamins and wholesome goodness - is a drink that can be enjoyed all year around. In ... [more]
Red Hill Nature Park is located just 10 minutes south of the CBD, as part of the Canberra Nature Park. The central locat... [more]
Telstra Tower is a 195-metre high tower located on Black Mountain, overlooking the city of Canberra. Built in 1980, its ... [more]
The Canberra Walk In Aviary is located at Gold Creek Village in Nicholls, 20 minutes north of the city. This tourist are... [more]
Many visitors to Australia's Capital City are often surprised by how many hills there are surrounding the city. In the s... [more]
Many people in Canberra have their own favourite breakfast spot that they go back to time and time again. Some locals en... [more]
When people visit Canberra, they often don't realise the elevation of the Capital City is 580 metres above sea level, wh... [more]
It is no secret that Canberrans love their food and if there is one thing we like even better, it's a food festival. Tho... [more]
An enjoyable part of living in Canberra is the healthy lifestyle that we can lead, with plenty of opportunity for outdoo... [more]
The local cafe is a big part of the community and the Australian way of life. It is a place where people come together, ... [more]
Do you enjoy going to a pub for a good steak ,or a chicken schnitzel the size of a plate? Do you particularly like going... [more]
Robyn Rowe Chocolates is a boutique chocolatier in the scenic Murrumbateman region of NSW, half an hour north of Canber... [more]
Old Parliament House is Canberra's first home of politics, located in the Parliamentary Triangle. It originally opened i... [more]
When you stand out the front of Parliament House and look at the iconic building with the Australian flag proudly waving... [more]
Canberra is a foodie lovers dream. With local markets selling fresh produce straight from the farm, wineries in the surr... [more]
Bungendore is a small, historical town located 30 minutes over the border in NSW. This town, established in the 1830s, i... [more]
Commonwealth Park is the most popular outdoor recreation area in Canberra, located on the northern side of the Lake Burl... [more]
Autumn has only just begun, with chilly mornings leading into sunny days. All around Canberra people are unpacking their... [more]
Ahhh...the smell of fresh bread baking as you walk in the door, the crunch of pastry on a sausage roll as you take a bit... [more]
When you live in Canberra, long weekends and public holidays are a good excuse for many to pack up the car and head to t... [more]
When the topic of kids birthday parties comes up in households across Canberra, the same questions come up every time. D... [more]
Canberra is constantly evolving with new bars, pubs and microbreweries opening every year with great success - however i... [more]
Mugga Mugga is a cottage built in the late 1800s for the head shepherd of the Duntroon Estate, in the early years of Can... [more]
When I talk to Canberra locals about somewhere to enjoy a tasty meal unlike anywhere else - Lonsdale Street in Braddon a... [more]
"Is this somewhere that I can take the kids to, or will they be bored?" This is what I have often thought to myself a... [more]
If you have a bag of clothes that are too worn or stained to donate, then it is worth one final look-through to see if y... [more]
Do your kids love doing Easter craft, but don't like to sit still for too long? Then check out these simple card ideas b... [more]
Anzac Day is a special day for all Australians and it is important to involve our children, in what the day means. We ar... [more]
If you have a food processor, then making your own protein balls is one of the most rewarding things you can make in the... [more]
Are your kids spending a lot of time indoors? Would you like to see them outdoors, exercising, having fun and soaking up... [more]
Anzac Day is held on Saturday, 25th April and this year the day will be marked very differently from previous years. As ... [more]
Frozen fruit can be found in most Australian freezers, as it is healthy, versatile and as we all know - great for smooth... [more]
If you would like to make a wind chime yourself, instead of paying for one at the shops, then clear a few hours over a w... [more]
Are your kids bored? Do they like to get crafty? Well check out these ideas below which utilises the humble roll of wrap... [more]
Are you looking for cheap and fun ways to entertain the kids, without having to visit the craft store? If you look aroun... [more]
Do you flick through cookbooks and ignore all the recipes which have more than 5 or 6 ingredients? Me too, which is why ... [more]
You can't beat the humble pasta shell. It is cheap, quick to cook and you can include it in a wide variety of recipes fo... [more]
Are you looking for easy, family-friendly recipes using the mince in your freezer? Then check out these 5 mince recipes ... [more]
Are you kids climbing the walls with boredom? Then take a scroll through this list to find some ideas that suit your... [more]
Are you looking for some craft ideas for your kids, using equipment and materials that you already have around your home... [more]
At the time of writing, restaurants and cafes are closed for dine-in all around the country as we try and stop the Coron... [more]
Have you been looking at a bag of oats in your pantry and wondering the best way to use it? Perhaps you could eat multip... [more]
Do you love soup? I love it - I think that there is nothing more comforting than a delicious, steaming hot bowl of healt... [more]
If you have filled up your freezer with staples so you don't have to food shop often - or to prepare for a Cornavirus pa... [more]
If you are looking for a cheap and fun activity to entertain your kids on a rainy day, sick day or school holidays, then... [more]
Nelson Bay is a scenic, seaside suburb in the region of Port Stephens, located over 2.5 hours from Sydney. One of its ma... [more]
Nelson Bay is a tourist hot spot all year around, due to its balmy weather, scenic beauty, outdoor lifestyle and gorgeou... [more]
At the time of writing, the Coronavirus is causing havoc all over the world. With the school holidays coming up, what wi... [more]
Nelson Bay and Port Stephens is a dog-friendly region, with pet-friendly accommodation, walks and cafes which welcome po... [more]
If you are visiting Nelson Bay with your pooch, or you are a local looking for a new place to walk your dog, then you ar... [more]
Sunan 9 Thai Restaurant is located in Nelson Bay, on the corner of Stockton Street and Victoria Parade, near the crossin... [more]
The Forage will be at Art, Not Apart on Saturday 14 March! This smaller version of The Forage food festival will be held... [more]
Taste of Manly is a popular annual event on the Sydney's Northern Beaches, with market stalls set up along the Manly bea... [more]
If your kids are astounded by all things nature, they will love a school holiday visit to Jerrabomberra Wetlands. These ... [more]
The autumn school holidays are on their way! Crazy, isn't it? It doesn't feel like that long ago we were celebrating Chr... [more]
Are you looking for a way to get fit around the Nelson Bay region? We are lucky that we live in a scenic region with bea... [more]
If you love your coffee, then you know how hard it can be to find the perfect coffee when you go for a day trip somewher... [more]
Mother's Day is a wonderful day to celebrate - for kids, it is a special day to spoil their mum and show her how much th... [more]
Fingal Bay Playground is located just behind the stunningly-beautiful Fingal Bay Beach in Port Stephens - right behind t... [more]
Craft Alive is an annual craft fair that will be held at Thoroughbred Park. Shop for all the latest craft products, atte... [more]
06/11/2020 - 08/11/2020
The ICC Women's T20 World Cup is coming to Canberra, with 5 matches between Wednesday, 26th to Friday, 28th February! He... [more]
26/02/2020 - 28/02/2020
Mother's Day is on its way - have you got anything special planned for the mother figure in your life? Luckily, if you l... [more]
Mother's Day is on its way - have you thought about how you will spoil her on Sunday, 10th May? Every mum is different -... [more]
Are you are thinking about taking the 1 hour drive from Newcastle to Nelson Bay this weekend to go for a swim, catch som... [more]
Mother's Day always comes around so fast each year. First there's Valentine's Day, then Easter and then before you know ... [more]
Celebrate Mother's Day at Marble & Grain restaurant in Mort Street, which is just one street over from Lonsdale Street i... [more]
Are you looking for something to do on Mother's Day for breakfast or lunch? Then why not visit your local Canberra South... [more]
It's back! The Easter Egg Hunt will once again be held at Yarralumla Play Station over multiple times between Easter Fri... [more]
10/04/2020 - 12/04/2020
Festa Italiana is an annual cultural celebration at the Italian Embassy Gardens in Deakin, with Italian food, music, and... [more]
Auto Italia Canberra is an Italian car show which will be held at the EPIC (Exhibition Park in Canberra) on Sunday, 29th... [more]
The Port Macquarie Beer & Cider Festival will be held on Saturday, 22nd February, between 1pm - 7:30pm. There will be li... [more]
Corin Forest Mountain Resort is once again open, after the recent bushfire. On Sunday, 16th February they will be hostin... [more]
Foodie Night Markets will be holding an event at Queanbeyan Racecourse on Saturday, 15th February between 12pm - 8pm. En... [more]
Canberra Geek Markets is a FREE event that will be held at Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC), on the weekend of 21st - ... [more]
The National Folk Festival is a much-anticipated festival in Canberra, that has been running for over 50 years and is he... [more]
Love Local Markets is a community market that is held at The Plot at Pialligo Estate, in the suburb of Pialligo (near Ca... [more]
If you like chef, Adam Liaw, then ensure you get to the Civic Library on Sunday, 23rd February at 3:10pm, to hear him ta... [more]
Enjoy a glass of champers after work this Valentine's Day! Meet up with a loved one or a group of friends and visit the ... [more]
The Canberra Symphony Orchestra (CSO) will be returning to Queen Elizabeth Park II in Queanbeyan for a FREE outdoor perf... [more]
Queanbeyan's Multicultural Festival will be held at Queanbeyan Park on Sunday, 1st March between 10am - 4pm. There will ... [more]
Spend the weekend in the Canberra Wine District on the weekend of 28th - 29th March, on the Harvest Hamper Trail! Events... [more]
Are you looking for a "different" date idea for Valentine's Day? Then book 2 tickets to Woo at the Zoo on 14th February!... [more]
Skyfire is a spectacular firework display that is held each March over Lake Burley Griffin, organised by local radio sta... [more]
Symphony in the Park is a FREE event, as part of the Enlighten Festival, which will be held on Sunday, 8th March at Comm... [more]
Samantha Tidy, an award-winning children's book author from Canberra, will be at Parliament House Bookshop for a signing... [more]
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