Sydney Off The Beaten Path

  • The old boiler in Moore Street
    The old boiler in Moore Street
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  • Moore Street graffiti
    Moore Street graffiti
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  • Lovely Federation style verandah
    Lovely Federation style verandah
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Sydney

  • 1. Suburbs

    Having some fun in the Shire... It all began with a train voyage that transported us into the place that is "The Shire". No it's not a place inhabited by Hobits and thought up by Tolkien but a real...

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  • 2. Beaches

    After visiting Botany Bay National Park with our friend Jackie; we drove down to Cape Solander to admire the views from the cliffs. The views here really are breathtaking; almost as if you are...

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  • 3. Blue Mountains

    Of course you want to go to the Blue Mountains while you're in Sydney - that's why I created a whole lot of Blue Mountains pages. So why are you looking here? Check out my numerous and informative...

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  • 4. Scenic Walks

    Liz and I decided we wanted to do the Coastal Walk from Bondi to Coogee. We both love the ocean and heard the views along this walk were unsurpassed. We began our walk in Bondi on the Promenade. We...

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  • 5. National Parks / Parks / Gardens

    The Hunter Valley Gardens are a project of the Roche Family who spent over 20 million dollars on their pet project. Although it is a commercial venture, it's also a dream. What a wonderful dream for...

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  • 6. Historic Buildings

    The State Library is more than just one; indeed, it has been added to to accommodate various collections. They are as follows: The Mitchell Library Opened in 1910, the Mitchell Library houses...

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  • 7. Sydney Harbour

    This is a lovely thing to do on a sunny day when you'd just like to chill out. We had heard about the restaurant at Abbotsford and that was the reason we initially went but, en route there were...

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  • 8. Wineries

    If wild horses can't drag you away from Sydney, then perhaps these will. This fine toparic example is but a tiny piece of what you will experience at the Hunter Valley Gardens in Pokolbin. Hopefully...

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  • 9. Really way out of Sydney

    Finally in 2010; I made it to Botany Bay. I had wanted to see in the previous two trips to Sydney but just never had the time. Thankfully in November 2010; our friend JAckie took us to Botany Bay for...

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  • 10. Central Coast

    Chances are your tourist agent never mentioned this little gem in the Hawkesbury. This small island in the middle of the river system is home to just over 200 people and there is no motorised traffic...

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  • 11. Zoo / Animal Parks

    I'm not much for zoos really,but you want to see all the indiginous animals of Australia without going into the bush, this is the place to go. Dingos, Tasmanian devils, emus, koalas, wallabys,...

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  • 12. Southern Highlands / Coast

    Jervis Bay is famous for the whitest sand in the world, and its crystal clear waters. Discover the tranquil bush settings within the National Parks. The centre of the Jervis Bay tourist haven is...

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  • 13. Entertainment

    The title should explain the rest of the tip!! I saw 'Jeremy' play at the Outback centre, located in Darling Harbour and boy was he great!! He showed us exactly how to do it, what he was doing and...

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  • 14. Museums

    The tramway museum always seems to be located out of town. Well this one is no different. You have to go out to the Loftus station. This trip allows you to get out of the city a bit and see some more...

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  • 15. Darling Harbour

    The Chinese Garden is a beautifully landscaped garden and a nice sanctuary in the middle of a busy city. It is very well -designed in that it makes excellent use of space, and every corner has...

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  • 16. The Rocks

    One of the first churches in Sydney was located at the top of the Rocks in a place called Miller's Point. This church is the Garrison Church that is still occupying the space today. The church was...

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  • 17. Memorials

    "LET SILENT CONTEMPLATION BE YOUR OFFERING" The phrase says it all. This memorial which opened in 1934 commemorates the sacrifice of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps in WW1, as well as...

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  • 18. Olympic Park

    So, I decided to train here just because it is the Olympic Park. I did not know there was such an extensive walking, jogging, biking trail system out there. The train puts you right in the heart of...

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  • 19. Food and Drink

    During our trip to Sydney, there was one pilgrimage that we must make and that's to the famous Krispy Kreme!!! They are originally from USA but they manage to travel across a few oceans to get to Down...

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  • 20. Sydney Harbour Bridge

    The Sydney Bridge climb is an event that you will never forget and one you will not regret. There is a company, Bridge Climb (I think...) that allows you to climb (very carefully) the top arch of the...

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  • 21. Markets

    The Sydney Markets are situated close to the Olympic Park. The fruit and vegetable market is probably the most exciting part. It's only open on Fridays and Saturdays, and the gates close at 3 pm. You...

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  • 22. Far North Coast

    Newcastle is only approx 2 hours from Sydney. It is located in the heart of the Hunter Region and bordered by a stunning coastline with beautiful beaches. This city is NSW second largest city and it...

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  • 23. Relaxation & Rejuvenation

    Kims Resort. We have stayed in this retreat numerous times and found it to be truly romantic and a great weekend getaway. Its approx 1.5hrs drive north from Sydney, and is situated on the gorgeous...

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  • 24. New Year's Eve

    If you want an Australian New Years experience that is different from anything you've done before, I would highly recommend The Peats Ridge Festival. It has the most amazing atmosphere and was so...

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  • 25. Galleries

    The Art Gallery of New South Wales is open every Wednesday night until 9pm. Special programmes occur each week, including performances, talks, films and music, as well as all exhibitions and the...

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