Sydney shines in May & June during VIVID


Get your VIVID on .... Sydney's ready to party

It's time for a cheeky Sydney get-away. The smart money is on taking a break between now & 15 June so you can enjoy SYDNEY'S VIVID FESTIVAL of light shows, music & food.  To help plan your get-away, below are some suggestions for a 4-day itinerary during VIVID.

ydney's VIVID festival runs from 24 May-15 June. Photo: Destination NSW

Sydney's VIVID festival runs from 24 May-15 June. Photo: Destination NSW

Day 1

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10 of the best cultural things this summer

Be inspired this summer

Australia might only be 200 years young since being colonised, but it's home to the oldest living Indigenous culture!  That's right, its Aboriginal history dates back 60,000 years. 

So get your culture fix and be inspired by the many different faces and cultures of Australia. Even better, we've curated a list for you to explore and immerse yourself into. Happy exploring.


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10 of the best beachy things this summer

There's something so relaxing when you're surrounded by just washes away any worries. So this Summer, enjoy the best of beach life on offer. We've found 10 of the best water activities to make you smile. 


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10 of the best hiking adventures this summer

Nature is calling this summer

As they say in the classics - take a hike! September is the time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. It's not too hot, not too cold, it's just right. Below are 10 of the best hikes to do this month, and again we've gone to all corners of Australia to find some of the off-the-beaten-track things to do. So - stop talking and start walking.


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10 of the best foodie experiences this summer

Tasty food & wine activities this Summer

Summer in Australia is all about fresh and light flavours. From the sweet and juicy mangoes, peaches, plums and cherries, to the barbequed lamb or fish, it all ties perfectly together with crisp fresh salads. Read on to find foodie things to do in every corner of Australia.  

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Blue Mountains 7-day itinerary

Best things to do in the Blue Mountains this summer

If you want a summer holiday in the mountains, I recommend spending time in the Blue Mountains this winter. There’s plenty to keep you active and outdoors from bushwalking, mountain bike riding, wine tasting and sampling the local country fare, to hanging by the hotel pool. So let's get cracking on your Blue Mountains getaway. 

Happy travelling, Lisa x

Hop-on-hop-off the Blue Mountains Explorer bus. Photo: Destination NSW

Day 1: Explore the Blue Mountains

Book a tour, take the Explore bus, find your own way around. Let's just say,...

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Destination spotlight: Tweed Coast

7 days on the Tweed Coast

Summer's here and it's time to plan your holiday. One of my favourite summer holiday destinations is the Tweed Coast (which is in far Northern NSW).  It's easy to get to, easy to enjoy, has lots on offer, and is right beside the Gold Coast which means you've got even more things to do and enjoy.

Here’s what your days could look like when you holiday on the Tweed Coast. You wake up, throw on your cossies, wander across the soft sand and dive into the sparkling blue water. If there’s a heaven on earth, you’ve found it. After floating around in the water, you're now ready to get a coffee and pastry at one of the local cafes. If you have kids in tow, the day may include a visit to Wet and Wild or Dreamworld. If it's grown-ups only, maybe you're lying by the pool before having a massage. As the day starts to clo...

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Top 10 must-do activities in Brisbane

10 must-do activities in Brisbane

Welcome to Brisbane's Southbank. Photo: Siggy Nowak from Pixabay

If you’re in Brisbane, there are a few must-see attractions that are definitely worth checking out. To get the ball rolling, here's our top 10 must-see-must-do things in Brisbane.

1. Southbank Parklands

The Southbank Parklands are one of the top attractions for tourists, and make up seventeen hectares right along the Brisbane River.  There are restaurants,...

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9 of the best things to do in Melbourne

Marvellous Melbourne

Cruise up Melbourne's Yarra River. Photo: Alf Scalise from Pixabay 

Melbourne is continually ranked one of the world’s most liveable cities, and with good reason! Thriving café culture, an excellent public transport network, some of Australia’s best museums and art galleries, world-class shopping, sumptuous dining spots, and beautiful parklands – what else could you want?

Let’s talk about the 9 of the best things to do in Melbourne…

1. Take a Self Guided Orientation Walk

One thing I recommend a...

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