A walk through the stories of The Rocks, Sydney

A walk through the stories of The Rocks, Sydney

I joined the Sydney with Conviction tour assuming I knew most of what there was to know about Sydney’s founding. As an Australian, I know about the First Fleet, the convicts who arrived here by boat, and the impact that the arrival brought to the local indigenous people living here....

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The multicultural magic of Melbourne’s markets

The multicultural magic of Melbourne’s markets

Mix together a Brasilian tour guide working at a nut shop, Greek ladies selling Australian Cranberries, Melburnians who can talk about eggs as if they are the best-kept secret ever, and dim sim that people travel for from across the state, and you’ve got your perfect playground for a Multicultural...

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Sydney’s best Chinatown eats

Sydney’s best Chinatown eats

Australia may be a distant land but that doesn’t mean the taste and flavours of the world are lost on route to Sydney. In fact, what can be served up on your plate can take you to destinations all over, especially from neighbouring Asia. From the spices of Malaysia to...

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Spotted in Melbourne: Things that go bump in the street

Spotted in Melbourne: Things that go bump in the street

Melburnians love to dress up. And here in my eclectic hometown of Fitzroy, one home has gone a step further, in true Halloween style, and temporarily converted their front garden into a spooky graveyard of death complete with spiders, creepy dolls and the body of a woman levitating in the...

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A local’s guide to Brunswick, Melbourne

A local’s guide to Brunswick, Melbourne

No one knows local life like our guides! That’s why we’ve asked them take us around their favourite ‘hoods and offer their insider tips on seeing the city like a true local. Local guide Ellen designed our Made In Melbourne tour of her favourite hometown ‘hood, Brunswick. If Brunswick sounds...

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Best cities for showing your Pride

Best cities for showing your Pride

There are some cities that just know how to do Pride right. We’re talking going far beyond hanging a few rainbow flags in windows, and instead throwing the biggest, baddest parties to celebrate who you are — from sexual orientation to gender to race to age. Because while Pride started...

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There’s more to Cairns than just the Great Barrier Reef

There’s more to Cairns than just the Great Barrier Reef

Walking down the streets of downtown Cairns, a coastal city in central Queensland, Australia, it’s hard to see anything other than a glorified reception desk for the Great Barrier Reef. Every storefront is either a tour-booking centre, a restaurant, or a souvenir shop full of stuffed koalas and knock-off boomerangs....

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Traveller stories: Sunset sail on the Yarra

Traveller stories: Sunset sail on the Yarra

“You must be Mackenzie!” The man who shouted my name was still too far down the docks for me to see him clearly. The first thing I saw was his big, easy smile, white against his brown skin. He was tall and athletic, a regular Adonis, and introduced himself as...

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Inner Sydney cool: Sydney’s hidden late-night bars

Inner Sydney cool: Sydney’s hidden late-night bars

Can you keep a secret? Clearly I can’t as I must let you in on the late-night hangouts that Sydneysiders can’t get enough of. Sydney’s late-night scene may be under scrutiny due to the State Government’s harsh stance on local nightlife (lockout laws have strict closing times on bars in...

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Painting a different picture: Discovering Perth’s street art

Painting a different picture: Discovering Perth’s street art

It’s not just the fabric of Perth’s social scene that’s changing. Perth is becoming a modern-day artist’s playground with its urban tapestry of street art adding new shades of colour to skyscrapers, laneways, and everything in between. Stretching from the city centre to Northbridge and all the way south to...

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