Category: Day Trip

A Dirty Manly Dam

A Dirty Manly Dam

On Saturday afternoon I made a sneaky dash for Manly Dam, eager to flick a fly for a few Aussie bass. After months of drought, Sydney had finally had a week of heavy rain, and I was interested to see the state of the dam. The water level was significantly higher than on my previous …

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Aussie Bass at Manly Dam

Aussie Bass at Manly Dam

After months of deliberation around which fishing platform would be best suited to my use cases, having considered multiple options from boats to float tubes and paddle kayaks, I bit the bullet and purchased a 2019 Hobie Outback. Surprisingly, even after I’d narrowed my choices down to the pedal kayaks, the decision was still far …

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Walking to Local Aboriginal Stone Art

Walking to Local Aboriginal Stone Art

We’re blessed in Sydney with an abundance of walking trails, right on our doorstep. And if you chose your trail carefully, you can experience so much more than just spectacular views. You can find historical sites, lighthouses, Aboriginal art, hidden beaches, and the odd discarded (and fully functioning) piano atop a cliff. One of our …

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Wisemans Ferry and the Convict Trail

Wisemans Ferry and the Convict Trail

With so much to do, so close to Sydney, sitting at home over a weekend is a sin, no matter what the weather. So on a chilly, windy Saturday, we took to the roads and headed west to Wisemans Ferry. We chose the slightly longer route, passing through Galston Gorge, where we stopped at Berowa …

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Hiking to Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Palm Beach

Hiking to Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Palm Beach

Having lived in Sydney for over a year, and since aunty Kerry was visiting us from Perth, we decided that it was high time to hike up to Barrenjoey Lighthouse at Palm Beach. After a leisurely 30 minute drive, I strapped Katie onto my back, and we began our slow walk on soft beach sand …

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Family Fun at Luna Park

Family Fun at Luna Park

Having lived in Sydney for close on 5 months, we decided it was time to visit an iconic Sydney attraction – Luna Park. Luna Park was originally built in 1935, and is beautifully located in the shadow of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, with spectacular views of the Opera House across the water. The park’s got …

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The Scarborough Hotel

The Scarborough Hotel

On route home from a chilly weekend of camping in the rain, we decided to stop off at the Scarborough Hotel to grab a quick bite to eat. The hotel was ideally located to break up the journey, roughly halfway between Mollymook and Sydney, and promised both amazing views, as well as a place for the …

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Fly Fishing A Wintery Hella Hella

Fly Fishing A Wintery Hella Hella

At 4am I was awoken by the sound of pouring rain which left me wondering if our trip to the Umkomaas was still on the cards. Thankfully as I lay there the downpour slowly abated and by the time I climbed out of bed there was just the slightest drizzle. I made a few rolls, …

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