Category: The Backyard Tourist

Awesome things to do in my own backyard – Australia!

Looking out over the Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley, about 250 kilometres from Sydney, is best known as one of Australia’s premier wine regions. In recent years the Hunter Valley has earned a burgeoning reputation as the hottest music destination, with a number of wineries taking advantage of their large property to play host to big name international artists and a […]

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Monarto Zoo Meerkat in watchful stance

Monarto Zoo Adelaide The instant I heard of Monarto Zoo I knew I would need to go there. While I am not generally a fan of zoos, Monarto Zoo is somewhat different. Open range, or open plains zoos are generally in more rural locations, and contain less animals than their city counterparts, but spread over […]

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Petrel Cove, Victor Harbor, South Australia

If you’re visiting South Australia’s capital, the city of Adelaide, you’ll find a different pace of life to the bustle of Sydney or Melbourne. Known for its arts, sports and as the city of churches, there is plenty to see and do in the city itself. But there are also some things not to be […]

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The famous Bells Beach near Torquay

One of the best coastlines in the world! When it comes to Australian road trips, they don’t come much more iconic than a trip on the Great Ocean Road. Winding 243km along the Victorian coastline it is a spectacularly picturesque glimpse of Australia’s scenery that should be on the must-do list of locals and visitors […]

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As a drama student of many years I have a keen appreciation of anything Shakespeare done well, so when an advertisement for Popup Globe Sydney came across my Facebook (how does it always know these things?) my interest was piqued. So much so that sitting at home one night I bought myself a ticket to […]

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