What do you think about when you hear the word Sydney – the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, the laid back lifestyle – dig a little deeper and you’ll also discover a rich history of working class struggles, bustling waterways and industrialisation.
We are blessed in Sydney to have many scenic walks, among the most well known are the Coogee to Bondi Beach Coastal Walk and the Manly to Pittwater Walk. However there are few hidden gems that are less well known but worth seeking out, the Federation Cliff Walk being one of them.
Looking for a walk that shows off the diversity of the Blue Mountains terrain – well the Grand Canyon track does all that and more.
This 5.4km circuit track, first established in 1907, takes around 3 to 4 hours and starts from the Grand Canyon Loop car park, an easy 5 minutes drive from the centre of Blackheath. We were staying close by at Bower Cottage so we just walked there and back.
Located on Evans Lookout Road, Bower Cottage is just a short five minute drive from Blackheath Village and in easy reach of some incredible bushwalking tracks in the Blue Mountains National Park.
Want to get the most out of your time in Sydney and save money at the same time? We’ve listed some our favourites things to do in and around Sydney that are free and will give you an opportunity to immerse yourself in Sydney's history and experience its beautiful surrounds.
We had a fantastic holiday in the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. There is so much to do and see in this region of Australia, below is a list of our favourite experiences.
Hot air ballooning – a big balloon with flames shooting up into it, attached to a basket drifting through the air, the direction it travels is controlled by the power of the wind. Yes it does sound a bit crazy but it was on our “to do” list and where better to try it for the first time than in the Flinders Ranges in South Australia.