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Top 20 Aussie Discoveries and Destinations

Before planning an Australian vacation, there are 20 top Aussie discoveries and destinations worth knowing about, according to CNN. 1. There are 10 times more camels than koalas, with 1 million roaming the outback. 2. Australians love gambling. Last year, gamblers each spent $1314. 3. CSIRO, the national science agency, created and patented Wi-Fi. 4. 8222 smaller islands surround the […]

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Best Music Venues in Sydney

Sydney is home to some of the world’s best music venues, with tunes to suit everyone’s individual taste, according to Timeout. Indie FBi Social – Local and international independent music artists come play here. The Exchange – After-parties are held at the Q Bar, with indie artists playing on Thursday nights. Spectrum – Emerging indie bands play here. Phoenix – […]

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Springtime in Sydney: What To Do, Where To Go

Spring is the best time to visit Sydney, with low rainfall and pleasant weather. Here are some of the best things to see and do in the city: Visit the Australian Beer Festival at The Rocks. See Sculpture by the Sea from Coogee to Bondi. Attend the Opera House’s 40th birthday concert. Take a cab, a hotel-drop […]

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Grounded: Backpackers Take the Red-Eye to Nowhere

Sleeping overnight on a plane is testing enough when the aircraft is bound for an exotic locale, but sleeping on the tarmac on a plane going nowhere sounds like a no-go. However, backpackers are happily forking out to do just that in Sweden, according to Travel Weekly. They willingly spend the night in a (more…)  

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What to Do in Sydney

Sydney’s Old Government House is an attraction in itself, but the House also suggests travellers try these ideas: Call in at 34 points of interest on the hop-on, hop-off City Explorer Bus tour. You can’t miss this red double-decker, and there is a Blue Explorer that visits the harbour and Bondi Beach. See the harbour (more…)  

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Sydney: Free Fun in an Expensive City

Blogger Craig at ytravelblog.com noted that Sydney may be a costly city, but exploring on foot is a great way to dodge the expense. Walking is a fabulous way to explore the dramatic scenery in this sunny, warm-all-year-round city. Join a free three-hour itinerary with “I’m Free” Walking Tours (twice daily), walk across the (more…)  

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Where to Find Christmas Magic in Sydney This Year

Christmas in Sydney in 2013 will be a blaze of lights, trees and red-coated Santas. Here is where to catch them, thanks to New Year’s Eve Blog: The City On the 29th November, kick off the Christmas season with a children’s concert and lighting of the Christmas Tree in Martin Place. Sydney Town Hall will (more…) […]

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National Geographic: Sydney for Free for Families

As National Geographic says, Sydney’s down-to-earth setting means you can explore a lot for free, despite the city’s expensive reputation. Even some of its icons are free. The magazine recommends traversing the ‘Coathanger’, or Sydney Harbour Bridge, which costs nothing. At nearby Darling Harbour, families can enjoy outdoor space, free entertainment, and lots of family-oriented (more…)  

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Sunrise to Sunset in Sydney for Backpackers

Here are five top things to do in Sydney, from The Little Backpacker: Watch the sun come up on Bondi Beach. You won’t be alone: Bondi at dawn is a frenzy of joggers and fitness classes. It will be beautiful, all the same. Then eat or just have a coffee at Trio, a Bondi (more…)  

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Where to Find Cheap Theatre Tickets in Sydney

Snaring cheap theatre tickets in Sydney can be done. Here’s how, thanks to Timeout: Bell Shakespeare: Under-30’s get discounted tickets at $33, and previews are $35. Belvoir St Theatre: Get a group of 10 together, and this Surry Hills theatre will give you a $10 discount per ticket. Also check out student rush Tuesdays (more…)  

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