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VIVID set to spotlight Sydney

12/04/12: Sydney’s annual festival of light, music and ideas is back from 25 May to 11 June and promises to put the spotlight on the Harbour City like never before. Vivid Sydney was recently ranked as one of the world’s top ten ideas festivals by the influential Guardian newspaper in the UK; being named alongside SXSW … Continue reading

Capertee, NSW: A very grand canyon

The 10am Greyhound bus from Lithgow to my destination is a far cry from the relative luxury of the meandering CountryLink train ride from Sydney’s Central Station. As if I can’t already feel every bend in the road, the open toilet door at the back of the bus, off the latch but just out of … Continue reading

Sydney gets ‘Scootitude’

02/12/11: Some great news for Sydney’s visitor economy, even better news for those looking for flights to Asia from Sydney at Perth/Melbourne prices.. Sydney has been announced as the first destination for Singapore Airlines’ new budget carrier ‘Scoot’. The new airline will fly daily between Sydney and Singapore from mid-2012 – read more

2011 Backpacker Industry Conference #1

The 2011 Adventure and Backpacker Industry Conference (ABIC) takes over Darling Harbour in Sydney later today. Delegates from all over Australia will hear from some of the industry’s leading lights on trends in the sector. Sessions will cover: the global economic outlook, backpacker travel patterns, managing online communities, changing consumer behaviour and marketing via mobile. Operators … Continue reading

Photo: Seagull at Circular Quay, Sydney

Car market for Sydney backpackers

23/08/11: Sydney backpackers get a car market – good news for backpackers, although there are already a number of car markets like this in Sydney. Buying a car is a great way to get around if you’ve just landed down under, you can pick up vehicles for a few hundred bucks – check out the Kings Cross … Continue reading

A guide to Sydney’s dining secrets

22/08/11: Sip quietly: a guide to Sydney’s dining secrets – some great insider dining tips here from Lonely Planet author Jane Ormond. Sydney’s credentials as a mecca for foodies have gone crazy over recent years – at one end of the spectrum, if you have the mullah, the city is home to some of the world’s best … Continue reading

Under the surface of Sydney

Sydney is well known globally for its iconic attractions and outstanding natural environments. They’re must see experiences on any first trip to the city. While it’s true that those of us who live here never quite take this ‘surface Sydney’ for granted, underneath it all – like any major global city – Sydney’s a boiling … Continue reading

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