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Sydney Olympic Park – our staycation of family activities, food & fun!

Sydney Olympic Park offers new ways for families to play together – sports, experiences, activities – plus some of the best family restaurants in Sydney! When we were invited to spend a long weekend staycation at Sydney Olympic Park we were too excited for words! The opportunity to actually camp on-site and try out all […]

Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge – with kids!

If you’re looking for something unforgettable to do with the family in Sydney – why not climb the Harbour Bridge together? As Brooke my eldest daughter’s 12th birthday approached, I searched around for ideas on how to mark the occasion. When I suggested climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge to her, she jumped at the chance! Finally […]

One hour in Morocco

Here is the story of a crazy one-day trip to Morocco, a missed bus, and the best $20 I’ve ever spent…   Back in 2002, I was staying in Jerez, Spain with friends for a horse event. After a couple of very busy weeks, the time to head back home to Australia was fast-approaching… Just […]

Sydney Aquarium Penguin Boat Ride

See what it’s like to go on the Sydney Aquarium Penguin boat ride!   We want to show you a fabulous new attraction which has been added to the already wonderful line-up at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium – the Penguin Expedition! The Sydney Aquarium is a great family day out The SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium […]

Spirit of Tasmania ferry – video of what it is like to drive your car on board

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to drive aboard the Spirit of Tasmania ferry?   In September we went for a road trip around Tasmania and caught the Spirit of Tasmania ferry from Devonport across Bass Strait and back to the Australian mainland. This video is a quick guide to what it is actually […]

Tasmania Wild Rivers National Park – watch the video of our very snowy road trip!

A road trip through a Tasmanian snowy wonder-land… In September we went for a road trip around Tasmania – and got caught in a major cold-snap blizzard! We had been staying in the beautiful port town of Strahan after touring the Gordon River, and were headed next for Hobart. We were driving along the Lyell […]

Top 5 amazing Tasmania hotels

Wondering where to go for the next school holidays? Check out these five amazing hotels we’ve just stayed in around Tasmania! , We’ve just returned from a fabulous trip around Tasmania, and we’d like to share with you some simply amazing accommodation finds you really shouldn’t miss! We’ll list them in the order in which […]

The National Zoo & Aquarium – take a look around with our latest video!

We were very lucky to be invited to check out the new open plain at the National Zoo and Aquarium. This terrific Zoo really does go from strength-to-strength in size, species of animals to view, and of course most importantly, animal and visitor happiness! Come with us while we take you for a super-fast look […]

Alzheimer’s Australia Memory Walk & Jog

We’re joining the race against Dementia   The Alzheimer’s Australia Memory Walk and Jog is getting ready to launch for another season to help to raise much-needed funds in the battle to help fight Dementia. Memory Walk and Jog fund-raiser events have and will be happening all around Australia. We’re very proud to join the […]

3 big reasons why your kids will love this NSW bushwalk!

We‘ve just found what would have to be one of the best bushwalks in NSW – if not Australia! Here are 3 very good reasons why your whole family is going to love this bushwalk…. The girls and I have been on a lot of bushwalks together – it’s a great way to escape the […]

Sydney family camping getaway – Wombeyan Caves

We‘ve just found the most amazing family weekend getaway only a few hours from Sydney – it’s cheap, full of wildlife and has great caves and bushwalks to explore. If you love camping and adventure on a family-friendly scale, you’re going to love Wombeyan Caves! We’ve just spent a wonderful few days at Wombeyan Caves, located in […]

The 5 essentials for a fun family bushwalk in Australia

Bushwalking with the family sounds too difficult – you need to be super fit – it’s too far away – plus you need specialist equipment – right? Wrong! Bushwalking with the kids is much easier than you think – and it’s so much fun! All you need to do is pack the essentials and give it a go… Spending time together […]