The Ultimate Wollongong Weekend Getaway

Best things to do Wollongong

Nestling on a narrow strip of land between the Pacific Ocean and the leafy Illawarra escarpment, Wollongong is known for its coal mining, large beaches, and relaxed life. The city has become quite popular among Sydney Siders as a weekend getaway destination due to its proximity (a mere one-hour drive away). With everything from quick day trips to serene escapes available by car or train, it’s no wonder why so many people are taking advantage of this hidden gem.

Nestled on a narrow strip of land between the Pacific Ocean and the leafy Illawarra escarpment, Wollongong is famous for both its coal mining history and beautiful scenery.

This town has become my favourite getaway locations during the pandemic. Since I do not have access to a car, I love hopping on the train every couple of months to still get away from Sydney’s hectic lifestyle. I recently spent a couple of days exploring the centre of Wollongong to see exactly what it had to offer and discovered that it is more than just its beaches and surf spots.

It also offers various cultural attractions such as art galleries like Wollongong Art Gallery which shows contemporary Australian artwork in an open warehouse layout or quirky little museums like Taronga Western Plains Zoo where you can explore Australia’s diverse wildlife habitats up close (and personal). The city centre is bustling with street performers, parks and markets full of delicious yummies.

Here are some of my recommended things to do in Wollongong on a two-day trip.

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Spending a Day at Sydney’s Newest Zoo – Sydney Zoo Blacktown

Sydney Zoo Blacktown

A while back a new zoo opened its doors in Sydney. Located in Sydney’s west, it offers great transport access and minutes away from key locations and other entertainment attractions.

Sydney Zoo includes 30 exhibits and a variety of animal species, including highly popular exotic and typical Aussie animals including Australia’s largest Reptile and Nocturnal house. It also includes a show arena, picnic areas, wetlands, waterways and gardens, gift shops, restaurants, cafes, kiosks and other basic amenities. The new zoo has been designed with no hills or steps, making it accessible to those using wheelchairs or mobility scooters. Therefore, this zoo is ideal for people with children as it is super accessible.

In this blog post, I will take you along to Sydney Zoo and show if it is the right zoo for you to visit.

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50+ Best Things to Do in Australia

50+ Best Things to Do in Australia

Thinking about doing a trip to the land Down Under? But you are wondering how to pick the best destinations? Then you are in the right place, here you can check out some of the 50+ best things to do in Australia to add to your ultimate Australian travel bucket list.

From stunning beaches with emerald sea’s to rough outback terrain and hustling and bustling cities to never-ending breathtaking National Parks and unspoiled rainforest, Australia is a country so unique and beautiful, that you must see it at least once in your life. This incredible country, however, is a whole lot bigger than most people think, and there is no way you can see everything in one trip. However, with proper planning, you can see a lot of the country’s highlights.

So, if you’re planning to visit Australia for the first time and you’re unsure about where to even start or what to include into your itinerary, I’ve created a huge bucket list with more than 50 of the all-time best things to see and do in Australia.

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10 Epic Places to View the Sydney Opera House

best view of Sydney Opera House

The Opera House in Sydney’s iconic harbour is one of the cities most famous sights. It’s an incredibly imposing building and you have no idea how unique it is until you see it up close! The Opera House can be seen from many amazing locations within Sydney harbour and it looks spectacular where you check it out! The best view of Sydney Opera House though is not super hard to find, it is, however, handy to have a list of all the best views point. 

In this blog post, I will show you some of the best spots to photograph or simply just enjoy the stunning sight that is the Sydney Opera House. 

This post includes 10 locations and a handy map to help you identify the locations listed. Grab your camera and go and explore all the best places to view the Sydney Opera House!

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Bondi Guide | What To See, Eat & Shop in Bondi Beach, Sydney

Bondi Guide | What To See, Eat & Shop in Bondi Beach, Sydney

Bondi Beach in Sydney is one of the most famous tourist destinations within Sydney! And for good reason! There are so many amazing things to do in Bondi Beach! Home to a gorgeous crescent sandy beach, many incredible restaurants, stunning ocean pools and breathtakingly beautiful sunsets.

In this blog post, I will show you some of the best things to do in Bondi Beach! From the incredible Bondi to Coogee walk, to what to see, do eat and shop!  View Post

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