Why have I chosen this walk? Royal Botanic Gardens. Perhaps the garden explorer people mover is operating and you can be chilled out and simply be taken around the gardens in an electric vehicle or you can walk the gardens. No map needed as the gardens are clearly marked, dogs on a lease allowed, plenty of space for younger members of your group to jump, kick balls and climb, and over 8,000 plant species to see on your walk.
Why choose this walk? In the middle of suburbia is a reserve complete with a waterfall. The Richard Webb Reserve is a favourite as it’s a hidden gem in plain sight of the city centre. Tall eucalyptus, with their characteristic blue tinge, sandstone gullies, a waterfall and wildflowers in spring. This walk drops you into Australian native bush at its prettiest. You are spoilt for choice imaging this landscape throughout what today is urban Sydney.
The Rocks, a former penal colony, narrow stone lanes, refurbished warehouses with picture perfect views of the Harbour let's get going and explore Sydney, The Rocks. The Rocks is my magnet consequently every trip to Sydney I am back, absorbing sights, smells and the bustling energy of The Rocks markets. Narrow historic laneways, corners with glimpses of the harbour, the bustle of people, both tourist and local and the busy harbourside promenade tying the sea with its earliest European settlement. And then there is The Rocks market, always a temptation too hard to resist. A perfect place to find a birthday gift, or perhaps a treat for myself.
What makes a great family beach? And where is the best family beach in Western Australia? Family beach requirements are clear pristine shallow water, with lifeguards to monitor water safety is a definite plus. Sand castle building is important as the magic of constructing a moat, sticks of driftwood and decorated with shells is very satisfying for all age groups. And then family members get to take a selfie for bragging rights about the best sandcastle ever. Facilities such as toilets, perhaps a cafe within walking distance and shade made for comfort and families can plan an entire day for picnics or a snooze in the afternoon.
Margaret River top ten things to do and see: wine, beach walks, and heritage, plus some underground caves to explore make for a great list of things to do in the Margaret River region.
Australia and its sporting culture Australia has a relatively small population versus its active participation at an international level. Sports participants can become national celebrities and even have museums, for instance cricketer Donald Bradman is an icon for sporting prowess and sports like behaviour.
Favourite things, the best walk ever belongs to an neverending list. The catalogue of the best walk, great walks, fabulous walks is endless. Another three favourites are guaranteed. And the current list does favour the Northern Territory as it was my initial introduction to the outback. Keep checking though as Gawler National Park in South Australia is another upcoming favourite. And then there are outback walks in South Australia and Western Australia. The Kimberleys is another hot favourite.
Seclusion, privacy and the beach with plenty of space for social distancing. Space to have the world of sand, sun and gentle sea waves to yourself. It is indulgent, romantic and a great way to restore energy when you bonelessly relax into the moment of the beach. Queensland has beaches galore, here is a list of ten favourite hidden beaches. Kangaroos on the beach foraging, picnic tables for families to while away the day or the iconic beach with fish and chips to complete the day.
Margaret River walks are nature, scenery and wildlife focus, not a winery in sight. Western Australia is enormous with nearly 2.6 million square kilometres. The mediterranean climate epitomises the Margaret River region making it a great year round destination. Here is a selection of easy walks from the well-known to the hidden corners of the southwest, Western Australia. All of the walks are free entry, except for Busselton Jetty and Cape Lighthouse interior tours. Otherwise nature has put on a display for visitors to revell in.
Lost cemeteries and exhumed bodies. Sydney’s Grand Central Railway Station is built on the site of one of Sydney’s oldest burial grounds, the Devonshire Street Cemetery. Cemeteries sum up people’s lives in a few chiselled words. The gravestone markers of society’s attitudes to your life story. The tragic, the odd and very peculiar lie in orderly rows together while time wroughts havoc on the tombstones and cultivated areas.
Sydney Cemeteries Worth A Detour make for an interesting day exploring the history of Sydney while enjoying the benign neglect of Gore Hill, inhaling the heady scents of nineteenth century roses at Rookwood Cemetery, taking in the panoramic views from Waverley with the option of a Saturday morning tour or simply absorbing the stories of Irish orphan girls whose memorial wall at Hyde Park Barracks reminds visitors of the harsh life of many early settlers.