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Sydney’s 9 Best Beaches to Check Out this Summer

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Summer is almost upon us, and with it, also 30º plus temperatures. While we’re not complaining about summer (because, why would we ever complain about the best season in the year?!) it can be challenging to pull through the heat. Thankfully for Sydneysiders, we’re fortunate enough to have a wide array (more…)  

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7 Things to Do on Christmas Day in Sydney

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Did you know that 90% of the world’s total population live in the Northern Hemisphere? Keeping this fact in mind, it’s safe to say that most people are not familiar with a hot, summer Christmas. And that’s probably the main reason celebrating Christmas down under like an Aussie is so great (more…)  

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Hostel Etiquette: 13 Tips for Staying in Hostels

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For most people, staying in a hostel is a great experience. Central location, easy on the wallet, and the chance to meet new people and have awesome adventures. However, it only takes one party pooper to spoil it for the bunch. If you’re not particularly experienced in hostel travel, it’s essential you (more…)  

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11 Saving Tips for Travel on a Shoestring Budget

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When the urge to travel strikes, there’s nothing you can do but follow your bliss. Although travel can be expensive, there are plenty of ways that you can save and make your money go further. Follow these tips and your next adventure will be packed with memories, minus the debt. Here’s (more…)  

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A Guide to Vivid Sydney 2017

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As the long days of summer pass and the long nights of winter set in, all Sydneysiders know that Vivid is coming! Grand-scale light and art projections, fantastical installation art, and world renowned performers and musicians take over Sydney city and harbour, transforming it into a festival full of surprises to (more…)  

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5 Must-Do Day Trips from Sydney

Three Sisters, The Blue Mountains One of the best things about staying in Sydney is there’s so many amazing places to visit that are only a short drive or train ride away. Whether you’re heading up north towards Newcastle, west to the Blue Mountains, or down south to Wollongong, you’re spoilt for (more…)  

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10 Things to do in Sydney for Free

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Planning a trip to Sydney? Backpackers and tourists can often get deterred from visiting the capital of New South Wales and one of Australia’s largest cities as they have heard several tales about a high cost of living and expensive excursions. However, Sydney is full of surprises with plenty of things (more…)  

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6 Reasons Why you Need to Visit Sydney

Sydney has long been a backpacker favourite, and if you’ve ever visited, it’s easy to see why. However, Sydney has way more appeal that than sand, surf and sun, although lying on the beach whiling the day away is hard to beat. Sydney is truly a city no backpacker should miss, (more…)  

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Sydney’s Best Budget New Years Eve

New Years Eve is one of the biggest parties on the calendar, but this doesn’t mean it has to be the most expensive! It’s totally possible to live it up and party with friends on a shoestring budget in Sydney, which has some of the best New Years Eve fireworks in (more…)  

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Big Changes To Working Holiday Visa Rules

Tax savings, reduced costs and age extensions As of January 2017, there will be significant changes to the Working Holiday Visa regulations which will impact both people looking to enter the country, and those already in Australia. The changes have officially been approved by the Government. Scott Morrison MP, (more…)  

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