Explore Sydney

Posts about all things related to visiting and living in Sydney

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harbour view

Sydney Tourist 
First look at the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay, Botanic Gardens, Manly Beach, Sydney Tower, Chinatown, Chinese Garden of Friendship, and Bondi to Coogee walk

What to do when you’ve done all the touristy stuff

More out and and about


Surf Classes

Kings Cross

Sydney Theatres

Featherdale Wildlife Park

The Oldest Bar in Sydney

On Top of the Bottom of the World 


NSW Parliament Tour

Hayden Orpheum Theatre

Taronga Zoo

Museum of Contemporary Art – With a Toddler in Tow

Sailing Sydney Harbour

My Undiscovered Sydney

Two North Side Finds: The Coal Loader and Wendy’s Secret Garden

An Inner West Excursion: Haberfield and Callan Park

Discovering Clovelly

What I Saw in Sydney: A Photo Essay

Things to Do in Sydney With a Toddler During School Holidays

On the 257: A Car Free, Family Friendly Day on the Lower North Shore 

How to Ride Sydney Buses With A Stroller Like a Pro

Babies Proms at the Sydney Opera House

Summer Playground at the Sydney Opera House

Tunks Park, Cammeray

Annual Events

sculpt by the sea

Sculpture By the Sea

Carols in the Domain

Australia Day

New Year’s Eve
2010 into 2011
2011 into 2012
2012 into 2013


Mardi Gras Parade

Anzac Day Parade

Vivid Festival

Sydney to Hobart launch

Night Noodle Markets

Family Week at the Sydney Festival – 2016

Dining Out

tiger pie

Harry’s Cafe de Wheels


Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise

The Grounds of Alexandria

Five Points Burgers

Day Hikes


Spit to Manly Walk
More Spit to Manly

Middle Head

North Head and Cremorne Point

Bobbin Head National Park



Shopping in Sydney: 101

Sydney Costco

Grocery cost comparison

Guest Post

My Local World: American Experiences in Sydney

Sydney Moving Guide: Playgroups in Sydney for Children With Young Families

Sydney Moving Guide: Insider Tips for Americans Moving to Sydney

Sydney Expat Interview Series


Part 1 – Expectation vs Reality

Part 2 – The Most Memorable Sydney Day

Part 3 – Your First Day in Sydney

Part 4 – Drinking Like an Aussie

Part 5 – The Birds of Sydney

Part 6 – Australian Christmas 

Part 7 – Advice for a Tourist

Part 8 – Questions You Are Asked About Your Home

Part 9 – What Do People At Home Think About Australia?

Part 10 – Advice For Moving to Sydney

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