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Robertson, NSW: Unravelling Southern Highland’s Kept Secret

The Southern Highland is known for its lush green landscape and winery. Amongst the many townships in this region, a particular large village that seats on an elevated plateau is the town of Robertson. Near the railway station is the Robertson Common, a remembrance park where a Memorial to the Railway Workers can be seen. … Continue reading

A Look Back at the Three Sisters

In amongst the blue-green mountain range of the Blue Mountains is a mystical yet beautiful enclave very much known to local and foreign tourists, the majestic Three Sisters. They are part of the Seven Sisters-Muggadah Dreaming. The gateway to the frontage of the Three Sisters is the town of Katoomba, a bustling quirky town in … Continue reading

The Cockatoo Run: A Remarkable Fun Run from Sydney to Robertson

Excitement shrouded The Budget Wanderers when we embarked on our first Cockatoo Run from Sydney to Robertson. Being on a historic train is as memorable as the spectacular views that we saw as we pass through the South Coast line. From lustrous greenery of the mountain range of the Illawara region to the scenic countryside of … Continue reading

A Festive Sydney Vivid Lights

The annual Sydney Vivid Lights has once again captured the imaginative and colourful characteristics of the enviable cosmopolitan. Running for more than two weeks, the festival ended with a mesmerizing show of lights and colours as well as a record-high of more than 200,000 spectators over the weekend. This year it boasted of a very … Continue reading

5 Structures in Sydney that Reminds You of the World

Many seasoned travelers and tourists have compared numerous attractions that they have seen from one country to another. Some have even thought of them as structures akin to those which are famous and legendary. In our today’s post, we pick five structures in and around Sydney that reminds most, if not all, of their counterparts. … Continue reading

Conquering the Giant Stairway to the Federal Pass

One of the great things to do in Katoomba is going down from the Giant Stairway near Echo Point to the Federal Pass. This stairway, about 1000 steps, is one formidable experience one can have while in the Blue Mountains. Besides the several steps you’ll make, the challenge also lies on occasions when you reach … Continue reading

The Pristine Town of Katoomba

In the midst of the Upper Blue Mountains is a quiet, progressive town with a touch of cosmopolitan traits. This town, approximately 108 km to the west of Sydney, is Katoomba, home of the Magic Winter Festival and the access point to the renowned Three Sisters of the Blue Mountains. Katoomba which is nestled in … Continue reading

The Legacy of the ANZAC Bridge

Bridges in Sydney are replete with historical relevance and structural design significance. The Sydney Harbour Bridge, known for its majestic accolade worldwide and Australia’s centrepiece of welcoming the New Year is one great example. Of course, as my title speaks of, I am not going to be talking about the famed Sydney Harbour Bridge. But, … Continue reading

A Day in Three Great Parks

Australia boasts of numerous spacious parks where one can have a relaxing day. Amongst them are the Bicentennial Park, Jubilee Park and Federal Park. All three are contiguous with each other forming one humongous space of greenery and scenery. Bicentennial Park is the northern part of these lush greenery. Southwest to it is the Federal Park; while … Continue reading

Floral Banksia

One of the most enchanting natural floras of the Australian landscape is Banksia. It is named after Sir Joseph Banks, a botanist who discovered the plant in 1788 when the first fleet arrived in Australia led by Captain James Cook. Banksia flourishes in all parts of Australia. It adapts well to the harshest environment of … Continue reading

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