Manly Lagoon Reserve Playground

Manly Lagoon Playground Manly Lagoon Playground is a completely fenced playground with separate playing areas for different ages. There is parking alongside it and a lovely view of the lagoon.   It’s a nice playground to visit after a day at the beach, a ride along the lagoon or as an isolated outing. We happened […]

Manly to Shelly Beach – Sydney Coastal Walk with Kids

Walking Manly to Shelly Beach with Kids Manly to Shelly Beach is one of the world’s most magical walks, if the weather is playing ball. When the sun shines and the wind is in hiding this walk makes Sydney seem like the most beautiful place on earth.   This is the first Sydney Coastal Walk […]

The Tiger Exhibit at Taronga in Sydney.

Tiger exhibit at Taronga – The Tiger Trek

The Tiger Exhibit at Taronga – The Tiger Trek The Sumatran Tiger Exhibit at Taronga is world class. We visited last week and we’re just blown away. It’s far better than you can imagine given what Taronga’s other exhibits are like.    Both mom and kids were completely taken aback. Completely.    This post covers […]

A guide to picnics in Sydney - how about a picnic at Little Manly Point

Little Manly Point – Perfect for a Picnic

Little Manly Point Picnic  We’ve spent a lot of time in the Little Manly Point area but generally to go to the beach.  On this particular day, we’d been for a walk around North Head, doing the Fairfax walk and needed somewhere to sit down to enjoy our picnic. Even on its own, a picnic […]

Sydney Coastal Walks

Dee Why Coastal Walk – along the cliffs with Kids

Dee Why Coastal Walk – along the cliffs with Kids The Dee Why Coastal Walk is beautiful. It’s really unassuming, almost hidden. It’s just a lovely nature walk.  My husband discovered the Dee Why Coastal Walk when out running one day. He then bravely took the kids for a walk, by himself. Upon seeing the […]

Taking the Ferry to Watsons Bay – A Sydney Must

The Ferry to Watsons Bay  If you’re visiting Sydney for more than two days, you have to take a ferry from the City or Manly to Watson’s Bay. If you live in Sydney and you haven’t done the ferry to Watsons Bay yet you are crazy.   It is one of those iconic trips that […]

Sydney Coastal Walks with Kids - The Fairfax Walk in North Head

The Fairfax Walk, North Head Manly

Fairfax Walk on North Head, Manly – Get the Kids out the house in winter   Isn’t it great to live in a City where we can still spend time outdoors even though its winter. I am constantly surprised by how warm it can be in Sydney in Winter. It is magic!   This winter […]

Sydney's Chinese Garden of Friendship

Chinese Garden of Friendship, Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour’s Chinese Garden of Friendship The Chinese Garden of Friendship is a beautiful and intricately designed garden in Darling Harbour.  I had seen all the signs pointing to the Chinese Friendship Gardens and had read up a little bit on it. It took overseas visitors wanting to see it for me to actually go […]

When in Sydney with kids you must….5 of the best family orientated activities

When in Sydney with kids… When in Sydney you can be overwhelmed with choices of things to do, beautiful sites to see and activities to enjoy. It can be hard deciding what to do. We’ve been tourists to Sydney and are now locals. Here is my list of the Top 5 Things to do in […]