How to spend 24 hours in Sydney

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Sydney is a city which I could happily spend a week at a time and still have things to do. However not everyone can spend that amount of time in Sydney as many people use the city for a quick stopover on the way to another international destination or if they are also traveling to another destination in Australia. I recently did this when I was on my way to the Whitsundays. I had 24 hours in Sydney and I was just happy to stay around the city but then I thought if this was someone’s first time to Sydney and they only had a day then what would I recommend for them to do.

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Where to eat in Merimbula

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Feeling hungry while you are in Merimbula and don’t know where to eat then hopefully this guide can help you decide where to have a feed. Merimbula for its size has a plethora of restaurants and cafes and these are some of the places which we have eaten at over the years in which we have been coming here.  Enjoy and bon appetite.

 Best cafes for brunch

You are on holiday, there’s no need to wake up early and there’s no better thing to wake up and go out for hearty meal in the middle of the morning when you have all the free time you need to relax sip on a coffee while eating some great food, for me usually eggs.
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What to do in Merimbula

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Merimbula’s Main Beach

Every Winter when I was growing up my parents used to take us on holiday to Merimbula, a quiet but very beautiful town located on the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales. I never really enjoyed it at the time because it was a coastal town and we couldn’t enjoy the beautiful beaches in the area. When my parents retired they moved to this town and over the years I have gained a better appreciation for this town,so without further ado here is our guide  of what to do in Merimbula. Continue reading

Guided around Sydney on Free Sydney walking tours

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I had always wondered what were the point of these walking tours, having first seen them when travelling through Europe.  I thought what cold they really show me or teach me what I couldn’t find out by myself by just wandering the streets through the city. So to be honest I had never ever planned to take one of these day tours especially in my home country even though I hadn’t spent much time in Sydney. Continue reading

kuranda is not for the Australian traveller

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Kuranda, sorry to say we just don’t get the appeal, everyone raves about this little village. How if you are in the Cairns/ Port Douglas area that you have to go, that it will be the highlight of your trip but unfortunately we just felt like a tourist trap. Maybe for a foreign traveller they may have a different appeal as most of the attractions cater to Australian wildlife and Australiana arts and craft. We did though enjoy the train ride up on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. I think the price for the family to do this day trip is one of the reasons I also think it’s a trap. Continue reading

Snorkelling The Great Barrier Reef Low Isles

Whether you are in Cairns or Port Douglas one of the must things to do is to take a boat out to the Great Barrier Reef. There are a few options which are very popular with day trippers that sail either out to Fitzroy or Green Island which are closer to Cairns or a trip out to the Low Isles which is closer to Port Douglas.

As we were staying in Port Douglas we decided to take the Quicksilver catamaran out to Low Isles as the islands are only 13 kilometres from Port Douglas. This helped with our decision as well as the fact that the tours are catered for roughly fifty people where if you were going out to one of the other islands the boats are much larger and cater for around 100 people. Quicksilver is one of four companies that are licensed to moor at Low Isles.

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A day in the Daintree Rainforest

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Port Douglas is a small town of 3000 people located about an hour from Cairns in  North Queensland. The town is fortunate to be close to two World Heritage sites the world famous Great Barrier Reef as well as having the Daintree Rain forest as its back yard. With many tour companies running day tours out to the forest then this is the easiest and best way to explore the area if you have limited time. Continue reading