Category: Day Trip

Aussie Bass on Poppers

Aussie Bass on Poppers

Adulting seems to have taken ahold of my weekends, with the majority of my time being spent either house hunting or attending kid’s sporting events. And while these are both massively exciting activities, I’m always itching to climb onto my kayak to catch a few fish on fly. On Sunday, eager to try something new, …

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Squidding 101 – Catch and Cook

Squidding 101 – Catch and Cook

Of late I’ve been spending far too much time watching YouTube and, as a result, got an itch to catch and cook some squid from the Sydney Harbour. Before hitting the water I visited BCF and purchased a lightweight rod (which I could use for squidding as well as light plastics), along with a handful …

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Mountain Biking the Lady Carrington Drive Trail

Mountain Biking the Lady Carrington Drive Trail

My wife and I are getting into the nasty habit of taking sneaky Fridays off, and then using them to do a little mountain biking, followed by pizza and beer at our new favourite venue, the Buena. This time we headed south, to the Royal National Park where we opted for a more relaxed, scenic …

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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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