Throsby Creek Walking Loop, CARRINGTON (NEWCASTLE) NSW

There's nothing better than a Sunday afternoon stroll to finish off the weekend, especially by the water! The Newcastle Region has so many beautiful walking tracks to explore and we recently ticked off another one in Carrington. Carrington is a suburb of Newcastle and sits just north of the CBD. The track we walked along is part of the Newy Parkrun route and the distance we covered was just under 5kms. We parked the car at the Carrington boat ramp and set off towards Newcastle [Read more...]

Newcastle Harbour Cruise

We had the perfect autumn day for our lunchtime cruise around Newcastle Harbour.   We were welcomed aboard the "Princess", a 28.5 metre vessel, and shown our seats ready to cruise the harbour! The vessel is licensed to carry 216 guests and has a fully enclosed air conditioned dining area with ample window viewing.  A spiral staircase allows for access to the upper deck where you can really take in the views. This particular cruise [Read more...]

Mount Yacaaba Walking Track

YACAABA WALKING TRACK Location: Hawks Nest, NSW (Myall Lakes National Park) Distance: 6.3km return to the Beach Road Car Park Time frame: 2.5 hours... this was with a nice rest at the top and some geocaching too! Grade: 4 Elevation: 185m above sea level GETTING TO THE START OF THE TRACK The walking track starts at the southern end of Bennetts Beach. We parked at the end of Beach Road and it is around a 1.5km walk along the beach to the start of the track. [Read more...]

Lane Cove River Tourist Park

If you are heading to Sydney and want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Lane Cove River Tourist Park is a fantastic option!   WHERE IS IT? Lane Cove River Tourist Park is located on Plassey Road, Macquarie Park. The park is set within Lane Cove National Park and is a very peaceful spot to base yourself for a weekend of city exploring.   With the airport not too far away, the planes do fly overhead but we didn't see this as a problem... the kids thought it [Read more...]

VIVID SYDNEY 2017

VIVID Sydney is definitely something to put on your bucket list!  This was our first time to see this huge outdoor light event and we were very impressed!!  We will be back to explore more of the amazing displays another year. The light displays are in various locations around the city and easily accessible.  I do suggest you have a plan before heading out and downloading the Vivid App will assist you with organising your visit.  You could easily spend a week in Sydney and [Read more...]