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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10 of Sydney’s Best Cheap Eats for Under $10

In Sydney it’s easy to tantalise your tastebuds when on a tight budget. With plenty of food trucks, markets, takeaway hotspots and restaurants, there’s a plethora of food options that are insanely delicious – without the fine dining price tag. If you’re keen to curb those hunger cravings (more…)  

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A Weekend At Thredbo With OZ Snow

Maze Backpackers’ receptionist, Alberto, took a tour with Oz Snow to Thredbo recently. Read all about his experience, and if you’d like to go on a trip yourself, speak to one of our staff members! As I headed for Central Station on Friday, I was filled with anticipation; (more…)  

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An Animal Lover’s Guide to Sydney

Australia has some of the most unique wildlife in the world. From cuddly koalas to the kangaroos and emus, there are so many interesting animals to see when visiting the Land Down Under. And it’s not just the cute and cuddly that puts Aussie animals on the tourist (more…)  

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6 of the Best Places to Go Snorkelling in Sydney

It might be the surfing beaches like Bondi and Coogee that get all the attention, but Sydney is actually an incredible place to go snorkelling. There are so many places to snorkel in Sydney and even most of the locals are blissfully unaware of them! Whether you’re an (more…)  

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