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Close Encounters in the Australian Reptile Park

Close encounters with various animals like snakes, lizards and alligators are a creepy idea. Definitely, an idea that will give goose bumps at the least to the faint hearted like me. However, one who’s keen for a close encounter as well as a personal touch of these sleeky and scaly creatures will give the thumbs … Continue reading

Birkenhead Point Dusk

Sunsets never ceased to amaze us with its spectacular bundle of vivid natural colours. This time when we visited Birkenhead Point in the posh suburb of Drummoyne one afternoon, we were astounded with the setting sun from afar, full of life and serenity. Our afternoon started with the BudgetWanderers visiting the largest outlet centre in … Continue reading

Encountering Wildlife in Featherdale

An up-close and personal encounter with numerous endangered and life-threatening Australian species capped our visit to a wildlife sanctuary west of Sydney. This haven for wild animals – big or small and with feather, scales or furs – is Featherdale, which is located in the suburb of Doonside of the Blacktown council. Featherdale, a wildlife … Continue reading

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

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

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

Chinese Garden of Friendship – A Garden in the City

Amidst the busy streets of metropolitan Sydney is a place of solace and serenity. Inconspicuous due to the numerous towering skyscrapers that enclose it, is a garden of tranquility and lush greenery. This garden is known as the Chinese Garden of Friendship. The Chinese Garden, as it is locally known, is a collaboration of the cities of … Continue reading

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