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The Great River Walk is about 8 km including a 7 km circuit along the Nepean River and is part of the planned 570km ... [more]
Cafe at Lewers serves breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon teas in a garden setting at Penrith Regional Gallery. ... [more]
A sequel to the hugely successful and greatly loved movie of 2014 Paddington 2 opens nationally on 21 December. Padd... [more]
If you are sick of big chain motels and want to stay somewhere with character and convenience book into The Russell. In ... [more]
Relax with good food, drinks and views pre or post theatre at The Theatre Bar at the End of the Wharf. The position affo... [more]
Hop aboard the historic MV Grower for a leisurely cruise along the Yarra River. Once used for transporting produce ... [more]
Based on the much loved 1994 movie by PJ Hogan, Muriel's Wedding is full of original music, hilarity, great characte... [more]
06/11/2017 - 27/01/2018
Zephyr Bar is situated on a rooftop of the Hyatt Regency Sydney. The bar oozes relaxed sophistication and the beauty... [more]
The Hyatt Regency Sydney is a recently renovated 892 room four star hotel close to the CBD. Most of the rooms are ... [more]
First published in 2013, The Midnight Rose is a story that crosses continents, culture, class and generations. It is... [more]
Recently in Melbourne, we stumbled upon this peaceful haven on the south-eastern edge of the CBD. Fitzroy Gardens is 26 ... [more]
Opening earlier this year, (2017) The Wren is a newcomer to the Dural cafe scene and named for the sociable little b... [more]
At Michidora you can choose to cook your own Korean BBQ on a table centre grill or order speciality dishes. Michidor... [more]
Spring is here, summer is around the corner and the beach beckons. Bar Beach is great all year but really comes into... [more]
Take a walking tour of Newcastle to investigate the whereabouts of some local identities. The pillar people has been... [more]
From a market stall in September 2015 via a food truck, Nathan Martin and Dean aka The Bao Brothers have opened an e... [more]
Scarborough Wine is a family owned and operated winery that has been producing since the late 80s. The Gillards Road cel... [more]
For all-day breakfasts including great 5 Senses coffee, get yourself to Pieno. Since opening in 2008 they have (in t... [more]
A delight for the senses,Hunter Valley Gardens is worth a visit next time you are in the Pokolbin region. We were th... [more]
A cool and quirky retro-styled bar on the Honeysuckle waterfront MoneyPenny is a great place to chill with your frie... [more]
The Australian Botanic Garden Mt Annan is 416 hectares of Australian native flora in the south western suburb of Mt Anna... [more]
The multi award-winning 2013 Broadway musical Beautiful premiered in Sydney on September 17. Tickets are available f... [more]
17/09/2017 - 21/01/2018
Located in the Peppers Creek Village the enchanting dining courtyard is framed by honey coloured sandstone buildings... [more]
Peace is the key here, there are no streetlights, no passing traffic or close neighbours and the ambient sounds are the ... [more]
Located near the old weir on Byron Creek Bangalow Heritage House is a lovely place to visit for morning tea and/or lunch... [more]
Located at Nana Glen in the Orara Valley, 25km from Coffs Harbour Two Tails Winery is a pleasant place to visit when... [more]
Located in the Coffs Harbour hinterland Friday Creek Retreat is perfect for a peaceful getaway. Nine individually th... [more]
The Seven Sisters Series is an amazing concept for a family saga of seven books by Lucinda Riley. In 2013 inspiratio... [more]
Let the chef feed you a delicious five course meal with matching wines for $115 per head in the Reserve Wine Bar. Ou... [more]
Star Wars fans have somewhere to share their passion at the Empire Coffee Co. The business has recently moved to premise... [more]
If you are a group of adults looking for something to do whilst holidaying in Port Macquarie, book a tour with Frank... [more]
North Sydney Harbourview Hotel is conveniently located for exploring Sydney. North Sydney train station is less than... [more]
Sydney generally has beautiful weather in Autumn and the current spell of clear crisp days has been perfect for cycl... [more]
Commonwealth Hotel Newcastle stands on the corner of Union and Bull Streets, Cooks Hill. The old pub has been given a ma... [more]
A piece of Greece is located in The Piazza at Castle Hill. Enigma provides modern Mediterranean meals and a good choice ... [more]
Supper Lane is a great bar/bistro on Pacific Street Newcastle. For a small place, it packs a powerful punch. The cle... [more]
Located at the beach end of Hunter Street Moor provides food full of flavours from Spain, North Africa and the Middle Ea... [more]
Put the bikes on the car pack a picnic and head to Prospect Reservoir for some cycling fun with your family. The extensi... [more]
Pop in to Merewether for pizza seven days a week. The pizza shop on the promenade level of Merewether Surfhouse offers r... [more]
The Western end of Scratchleyss on the Wharf has had an addition in the form of Battlesticks Bar. The environmentally se... [more]
Try a different mode of transport next weekend and catch the Rivercat (low wash catamaran ferry) from Parramatta to the ... [more]
Spend a day in the Hunter Valley travelling between wineries in a horse drawn wagon with Hunter Valley Classic Carriages... [more]
Go to Newcastle for a fun cycling experience on the Fernleigh Track rail trail. The 16km smooth cycleway was completed ... [more]
Situated on a hill above Barangaroo Hotel Palisadehas a commanding position on the skyline of Millers Point. The century... [more]
William Blue Dining is a teaching restaurant at the site of the former Rockpool. This is the go to place for upmarket fi... [more]
A variety of food and entertainment can be found at Queens Wharf Hotel. This is a lovely venue in sunny weather but ther... [more]
Subo contemporary bistro is a two hatted restaurant that is regularly mentioned in fine food awards and lists of top Aus... [more]
What can be better on a sunny autumn day than lunch with a view? Six Degrees Newcastle provides a view with break... [more]
A beautiful sophisticated venue for the over 25s has risen from the 1979 riot and years of disuse. The decor of the hote... [more]
The building that houses The Lucky was renovated in 2014 restoring the 1800s facade whilst creating a modern, industrial... [more]
Momo are Tibetan dumplings, whereas Momo wholefood is a cafe in Newcastle with a Tibetan owner who serves tasty, locally... [more]
When in Newcastle, Darby Street is the go to place for food, drink and a good time. 5 Sawyers is a popular bar with frie... [more]
Prospect Reservoir was built in 1886 to provide water for Sydney, although super-ceded by Warragamba Dam it is an emerge... [more]
Lake Parramatta Reserve is 75ha of Sydney bushland surrounding a lake created by the damming of Hunt's Creek in 1856. Th... [more]
Operating since 2008 in the grounds of the Junction Public School the Olive Tree Market moved to Civic Park Newcastle th... [more]
If you are wanting to do something different for a special occasion book yourself a overnight stay in one of Jamala's 18... [more]
What better way to spend a couple of hours on a sunny Autumn Sydney day than on the seat of your bike. The warm breeze b... [more]
1. Sit and watch Take a seat and watch the passing parade, see the surfers catching a wave or observe the river traffic... [more]
A missing link of Bathers Way was opened on Anzac Day. The construction of the cliff top walk and bridge was funded by B... [more]
The Bathers Way is a 5 km coastal walk that stretches between Nobbys Beach and the Merewether Ocean Baths. Ongoing upgra... [more]
Take the challenge and get out of the house to take 5 km of exercise on Saturday mornings with a group of like minde... [more]
Enjoy some beautiful music under the stars in the peaceful Parramatta Park. This event is a much anticipated part ... [more]
One of the many cafes on the busy beach end of Bronte Road, Jenny's Cafe is a great for casual dining. Only steps aw... [more]
Situated on the Federal Highway overlooking Fedra Olive Farm, Grandma's at the Farm provides home cooked meals and... [more]
Casual relaxed meals for a good price can be found at Manuka Steakhouse. Seating is provided inside or for people w... [more]
This January, Parramatta's Prince Alfred Park welcomes Circus Oz to Circus City as part of Sydney Festival 2018. The... [more]
02/01/2018 - 28/01/2018
Excellently located close to Parliament House, Rydges Capital Hill is a convenient hotel for both business and leisu... [more]
A destination in itself, The Fiddler an Irish mega pub on Windsor Road, Rouse Hill, trading on the site of one of Austra... [more]
Built in 1914 and opened in 1915 The Mercantile Hotel is arguably Australia's oldest Irish pub. Guinness is on tap but t... [more]
The third Groundskeeper cafe is situated in the Tudor Gatehouse at Parramatta Park. The other cafes are at Blacktown Sho... [more]
All roads lead to south-east Asia on the Haymarket end of Pitt Street. For a taste of Thailand in casual, relaxed su... [more]
For the 34th year, the children, teachers and parents of the public schools of NSW have put on an outstanding show. ... [more]
24/11/2017 - 25/11/2017
For old-fashioned hospitality in beautiful surrounds. head to Hopetoun Tea Rooms. The Victorian Ladies' Work Association... [more]
Bachelor Gal recently had its world premiere at Sydney's Seymour Centre. The intimate120 -seat sound lounge was a great ... [more]
17/11/2017 - 18/11/2017
Based on a true story of James Lord sitting for a Giacometti portrait in 1964 Paris Final Portrait has been playing ... [more]
An iconic Hunter Valley pub with authentic traditional decor. Suitable for all seasons with an open fireplace for wi... [more]
The Macquarie Musical Society has chosen to present Rent as its third spot for 2017. Rent is the story of a group o... [more]
19/10/2017 - 28/10/2017
The 'best scones on the coast' can be found just off the busy Pacific Highway. It is well worth the slight diversion to ... [more]
Spring has arrived in Westmead with the annual display of blooms at the Wistaria Garden in the grounds of Cumberland... [more]
09/09/2017 - 17/09/2017
A play based on the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins that was the inspiration for the 2016 movie is now playing at ... [more]
06/09/2017 - 09/09/2017
A great casual dining experience can be had at PizzAperta. The pizzas are deliciously authentic with a beautiful cru... [more]
Vineyards have been part of the Hastings Valley landscape since the 1830s and Long Point Vineyard & Art Gallery in L... [more]
Atura Blacktown has retro styling to complement the adjacent Skyline drive-in theatre and there is a touch of old sc... [more]
The Ghost Who Walks has returned to Newcastle Art Gallery to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The Newcastle Art Gallery ... [more]
10/06/2017 - 20/08/2017
Find the Tank Stream Hotel on Pitt Street opposite the Radisson Blu and not far from Australia Square. It is a great pla... [more]
A short drive inland from Port Macquarie near Wauchope is Bago Vineyards and Maze. The grounds of this family owned busi... [more]
Written over twenty years ago by Deborah Mailman and Wesley Enoch, 7 Stages of Grieving has been newly adapted and is pl... [more]
08/06/2017 - 10/06/2017
A romantic farce is the latest offering of The Castle Hill Players. All of the action takes place in a hotel Bridal ... [more]
26/05/2017 - 17/06/2017
Located in Springwood The Bunker Cafe Bar Restaurant is open from breakfast through to dinner 6 days a week. The decor ... [more]
Jesus Christ Superstar as presented by the Blue Mountains Musical Society at the Blue Mountains Theatre And Communit... [more]
20/05/2017 - 04/06/2017
Dine like a king on the Sydney waterfront at Buckley's Craft Beer Bar. The position is perfect for after work catch ... [more]
Crystalline Pottery can be found within 20 minutes drive of Port Macquarie. Rod Page has been creating unique art fo... [more]
Blacktown Arts Centre is the home of a beautiful exhibition that chronicles a project of empowerment. The grand open... [more]
11/05/2017 - 03/06/2017
15 years and over 21 performances of The Wharf Revue is celebrated in this performance that was filmed on December 22nd ... [more]
Entering the factory/store of Vickers Fudge takes one back to the sweet days of childhood. The unassuming building was o... [more]
After seeing Somer Sivrioglu and his team at work in The Chefs' Line on SBS I was keen to have lunch at his restaurant A... [more]
Located opposite Town Beach, Mantra The Observatory provides a range of 4.5 star accommodation options in Port Macquarie... [more]
LB's is located on the ground floor of North Sydney Harbourview Hotel. We recently stayed at the hotel on a 'romance'... [more]
Pop in at Sydney Dance Lounge for a drink and something to eat before seeing a show in the Walsh Bay Area. It is ... [more]
Future Seekers is a fast paced adventure that takes the viewer from Russia in 1917 to 2017 Sydney via Lithgow, L.A. And ... [more]
20/04/2017 - 30/04/2017
Alroy Tavern is a family friendly hotel that serves modern Australian pub meals in a relaxed casual atmosphere. T... [more]
The studio was the workplace and home of Australian artist Brett Whiteley Studio (1939-1992). It offers a unique p... [more]
The HBO television series starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon has seen a resurgence in popularity of Big Little... [more]
Great coffee, breakfasts and light lunches are available at GG Espresso Sydney Olympic Park. They also serve morning and... [more]
Sport for Jove and She Said Theatre's Fallen runs at the Seymour Centre from April 6 until April 22. Written by Seanna v... [more]
06/04/2017 - 22/04/2017
Aladdin -The musical is about to finish a successful season at Sydney's beautiful Capitol Theatre. It opens in Me... [more]
09/08/2016 - 26/03/2017
The Empire Strips Back is Star Wars for adults and adults alone. For two and a half hours we were taken to a galaxy far ... [more]
Sometimes a movie stays with you long after you finish watching it. Hidden Figures is one of these. This movie will appe... [more]
Saltie. has only been opened for three weeks but there is already a group of regulars attracted by the great coffee and ... [more]
In Difference is a collaboration between FORM Dance Projects and Riverside Theatres. The concept, direction and ... [more]
02/03/2017 - 04/03/2017
Ultra Swing Lounge is a musical journey back to the era of lounge singers. The beautiful 'Spanish baroque' interio... [more]
24/02/2017 - 25/03/2017
Across the road from the Seymour Centre The Duck Inn is agreat venue for pre or post theatre dining. The staff are f... [more]
Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling star in this homage to the Hollywood musicals of old. There is a joyfulness and na´vetÚ ... [more]
At the Seymour Centre for a limited season. The Trouble With Harry is a play about a scandalous 1920s murder case in Syd... [more]
16/02/2017 - 03/03/2017
If you didn't manage to get tickets to Adele try and get to Rumour Has It. I was lucky enough to see the show at Riv... [more]
(image from website)" wrap="0" title="Symphony, musicians, concert" margin="5"] On a balmy January night, Sydney Fest... [more]
The ICC Sydney Theatre was the venue for the Sydney performance of Human Nature. Seeing Human Nature perform wa... [more]
An adaptation of the much loved Calendar Girls movie is the 2017 season opener for the Castle Hill Players. The 200... [more]
03/02/2017 - 25/02/2017
Blacktown Workers Club has three affiliated clubs. The Workers Sports is located on Reservoir Road near extensive playin... [more]
A little bit of France could be found in Bicentennial Park Glebe on Saturday the 21st of January. Previous festivals hav... [more]
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