Garden of the Stars, Katoomba (Blue Mountains), Australia

It’s been dubbed that a trip to Sydney is not complete without going to the Blue Mountains, and as a Sydneysider, I cannot agree more. The Blue Mountains gives you a glimpse of the unique and dry Australian landscape, as well as many world-class hikes for all abilities. While I’ve been to the Blue Mountains many times in my life, I am so ashamed to say that I’ve never actually stayed here overnight. Garden of the Stars was my first overnight stay in the Blue Mountains, and I now have a favourite getaway place. Continue reading


Pros and Cons About Cruising

Cruising used to be a type of holiday that only the super-wealthy can afford (think back to Titanic), but nowadays, even a thrifty uni student like me can happily go on one. Over the past few years or so, I’ve been on a couple of cruises- one for 10 nights to Vanuatu and New Caledonia, one for 14 nights to New Zealand, and one for 6 nights to Tasmania and Victoria. And while I always come back from cruises with an ambivalent feeling, I’ve just booked myself and a friend for another one to Vanuatu and New Caledonia next February. Here’s a list of pros and cons about cruises: Continue reading

Bike Riding At Sydney Olympic Park

Recently I’ve been wanting to rekindle the memories that I had as a kid. I remember watching the 2000 Sydney Olympics on TV (unfortunately my family just happened to not be in Australia at the time. Perfect timing, right?), and ever since then, my family loved going their on a Sunday arvo (Aussie slang for afternoon) to go bike riding. Well…. It’s actually an activity I haven’t done Continue reading

Taronga Zoo to Balmoral Beach Walk

No matter how much I’ve travelled, I’m always so proud to tell others than I’m from Sydney, Australia. Even though I’ve lived here for pretty much my whole life, there are so many walks that I haven’t been on, or hikes that I haven’t taken in ages. The Mosman to Balmoral Beach Walk was one that I used to walk as a little girl, as you’d get an amazing view of the Sydney skyline and the Eastern Suburbs, which includes Continue reading

Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island

As a Sydneysider, I’m telling you right now that you absolutely cannot visit Australia without visiting Queensland, and Fraser Island is one of the many islands just off Queensland’s coast. Being the biggest sand island in the world and with tropical climates, it’s an important place when you think of the word: “biodiversity”! With 1,840km² of sand, Kingfisher Bay Resort is by far the most popular and possibly the biggest resort. It was voted ‘Best Beach Resort in Australia’ by the Discovery Travel Channel and has won six Australian Tourism and nine Queensland Tourism Awards. You can stay in: hotel rooms, a variety of villas (one bedroom loft villas, two bedroom standard villas, two bedroom spa villas, two bedroom loft villas, three bedroom spa villas, executive villas), house, lodge. Basically, that list showed the variety of accommodation options at Kingfisher Bay Resort, and for more information, click here.

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