Barrenjoey lighthouse

Built in the late 1800s, Barrenjoey lighthouse is a great sandstone lighthouse with spectacular views in the background. The lighthouse sits in the Barrenjoey head at Palm Beach and is one of the most iconic landmarks in Sydney’s northern beaches. It does provide a great spot for whale watching during the months of May and…

Southern Highlands of NSW

In the beginning of 2019, my friends and I did a one day road trip with Ruhi. The Southern Highlands (locally referred as Highlands) is a district in New South Wales (NSW). The district is about 110 kilometres from Sydney. Lake Alexandra in Mittagong Lake Alexandra Reserve is a man made lake. The lake is…

Second Point Trail

A very short but a picturesque walk in the Bouddi National Park is the Second Point Trail. It is between the bushes and trees. The landscape that the walk offers is very pretty. Logistics: Starting point: Macmasters beach Total distance: 2.1 kilometres return Total time taken: half an hour Grade: Easy Cost: FREE

Narooma & Bermagui

Narooma and Bermagui, are coastal towns in the South Coast region of New South Wales (NSW). Supposedly the name Narooma is derived from the Aboriginal word meaning ‘clear blue waters’ and Bermagui, is derived from the Dyirringanj word – permageua meaning ‘canoe with paddles’. The distance between Sydney and Narooma is around 349 kilometres. And Bermagui is…

Lighthouses in South Coast NSW

Are you one of those, like me, who love lighthouses? The function of a lighthouse is simple right? Yet each lighthouse is different and the architecture and history behind each lighthouse is unique. Almost every city in Australia around the coast has a lighthouse. So, last weekend I went on a road trip exploring the…

Sydney to Lakes Entrance – Road trip

When I informed people about our ambitious road trip from Sydney to Lakes Entrance, everyone asked me if I knew what I was talking and how many hours the drive was. We were three of us (Vijay, Som and me) and we had only the weekend to cover approx. 1500 kilometres. And we had made…

Norah Head Lighthouse

Norah Head lighthouse is around 115 kilometers from Sydney. Built in the year 1903, this lighthouse provides a panoramic view of Pacific ocean. It is an active lighthouse and hosted the last lighthouse keeper in New South Wales. The lighthouse is open for visitors and has guided tours every day of the year except the…

Freemans Camping

Freemans is undoubtedly one of the beautiful camping sites I have ever been to. It is a popular camping ground in Munmorah State Conservation area. The campground has access to the untouched beach Birdie Beach. The campground has basic facilities like barbecue and picnic tables, toilets and showers, carpark and drinking water. How far is…

Maddens Falls

Maddens Falls is one of those hidden gems that my friends, Vijay and Som, and I found when we were just driving around in the Royal National Park (RNP). The waterfalls is in the Dharawal National Park. It is about 50 minutes i.e. 60 kilometers from Sydney. The falls is a short 15 minutes walk from the…

Helensburgh Temple

My first drive with Ruhi was to Helensburgh Temple. “It is always wise to take blessings from the almighty when you buy new things.” – This is something my mother always reiterates. I decided to listen to my mother and headed straight to Helensburgh Temple. My friends Som and Vijay accompanied me during my visit…