Sugar Pine Walk

Sugar Pine Walk, in Bago State Forest, is a spectacular walk. The forest is in Laurel Hill, between Tumbarumba and Batlow. Laurel Hill is a village in the southern part of New South Wales (NSW) and is a magical must visit place. And this village is about 480 kilometres from Sydney. The trees in the forest are huge and provide a …

One day trips from Darwin

Darwin is the capital city of Northern Territory. It is known for its amazing national parks and the strong Aboriginal culture. I am in love with Darwin. I love everything about this beautiful cultural city. So, I have been here two times and I wish to visit many more times. I have taken multiple day trips from this city to explore …

King Khan

9 August 2019 Melbourne ‘Did I actually see him in person?’ ‘Or was I dreaming?’ ‘Really?’ I have all these questions today as I recollect last night’s event. It all seems so unreal and dreamy. Okay, let me give you a context. Last night was the awards night at Palais Theatre in St Kilda, Melbourne. This awards night was hosted …

What’s on Sydney?

In Sydney, we are blessed with so many festivals/events that happen annually. I have been going to most of them every year from the time I have moved to Sydney. So, I thought why not make list of all the fests/events that I attend. May Sydney Vivid – A festival of lights and music is Sydney vivid. It is a …

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 surrounded by a park that …

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 lighthouses in the South Coast …

Swimming with Seals

I find seals extremely cute. They are the puppies of the ocean. They are inquisitive and extremely playful under water. And my most favorite activity to do is to swim with these puppies. In Australia, there are plenty of places where we can swim with the seals. In NSW, it is in the Montague Island. How to reach Montague Island? …

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 this wonderful plan in the …

Cradle mountain!

“Are you crazy?” asked our bus driver. She was dropping us to the starting point of our hike – Ronny’s Creek at 2 PM. Before asking this question, she had informed us that the hike was a full day hike of 14 kilometers and it was a hot day, so starting the hike at 8 AM is ideal during hot …

Ngadiku Dreamtime Gorge walk – Must-do from Cairns

There is something intriguing about the Indigenous culture and the people. Indigenous people are the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia. They are the oldest surviving culture in the World, known to have occupied in Australia for at least 70,000 years. It is known that they have had an immense rich history and culture. And Australia has numerous …

And they are back!

Yes, they are back! Yet again! My most favourite part of winter – the Humpback Whales <3 . Starting from mid May till mid October is the official whale season. And I couldn’t have resisted staying home or delaying my trip to watch my favourite mammals. This is the first trip with the many more to come this year. I …

Tropical North 🌴

The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of Queensland is the Great Barrier Reef. The northern part of Queensland is not only famous for the spectacular blue oceans and Great Barrier Reef, but also for the lush rainforest and definitely one of the oldest rainforests in the World – The Daintree Rainforest. Tropical North is the …

The Seven Bridges Walk!

Last year 2017, my friends and I decided to do this beautiful walk, which was for a purpose – to raise funds for Cancer Council NSW. The walk is called the Seven bridges walk. The Seven bridges walk is an annual event, conducted by Cancer Council NSW in the month of October. This is a charity walk. The total distance …

Top 10 things to do in Australia

I get asked this question a lot – “What are your favourite and top few things to do in Australia?”.  The question is asked by some of the fellow travelers to plan their travels or by others just out of curiosity. Whatever the reason be, the question is same and everyone wants to know. Honestly, I feel Australia is much …

Guide to heaven called Whitsunday!

The Whitsunday island is a collection of around 74 islands. It lies between the central coast of Queensland, Australia and Great Barrier Reef. It is one of the most popular travel destinations in Australia. About 70% of the Whitsundays is a national park. The average temperature in Whitsundays is 25 degrees centigrade. How to get there? Whitsunday coast airport located …

The Six Foot Track – Complete guide!

Last weekend, my friend and I completed the Six Foot Track (#6fttrack) and I am still hungover by the excitement. The Six Foot Track is a 3 days challenging hike in the Blue mountains between Katoomba and Jenolan Caves. It is a total of 44.8 kilometres. And we did the hike in 29 hours 20 minutes. While researching on the …

Abseiling! 

I was standing on top of a cliff. I saw people ahead of me (including my friend Vijay) go down one by one. I was last in the queue (of course, I like to panic while others easily get through by going first). My heart was beating faster than normal and I was nervous. ‘Can I do it?’ said one …

Art is where “Work” meets “Love”! ~Unknown

As Henry David Thorean once said “This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” I believe that art is definitely a key to the artist’s and the onlooker’s imagination. To experience this imagination and the mind power or game, my friend Akshay and I visited the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Sydney. Opened in the year 1991, the …

Guide to spiritual heart of Australia (Uluru)

Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in the middle of Australia. It is in the Northern Territory. The rock is sacred to the aboriginal people of the area. The rock formation stands 348 meters high and has a total circumference of 9.4 kilometers. How to get there? Ayers Rock airport, also known as Connellan …