Free things to do in Sydney

Everyone loves free stuff. I love it too, especially when I am traveling. And exploring a new place or a city can be expensive. So in this post I have tried to list all the free things one can do in this beautiful city of Sydney.  

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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…

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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.…

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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 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Mount Kosciuszko – A dream come true!

Have you ever thought of doing something and have waited a very long time to actually do it? Well, Mount Kosciuszko was that “something” for me. I waited for a really long time to actually hike this spectacular mountain. I asked all my friends, acquaintances and everyone I knew in Sydney – everyone (well most…

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I love Bruce!

‘Call me immediately’, my mother had texted after seeing a picture I had posted on Facebook. I had forgotten that my mother was on my Facebook friends list. View this post on Instagram Three more days to go.. Can't wait!! Waiting to see a great white.. I love the power this shark holds! 👍🏻 #raksaustraliadiaries #raksadelaidediaries…

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Perth & The Pinnacles – A weekend trip

One of the items on my 2016 bucket list was to travel in Western Australia (WA). Even though I was unable to travel around and spend the time I wanted to in WA, I did go to Perth and The Pinnacles for a weekend. Perth is the capital city of the Australian state of Western…

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Sad tales of Female factory

Located in Hobart, Cascade female factory is Australia’s most significant historic sites. The female factory is associated with the female convicts, operational between 1828 and 1856. The factory was intended to remove female convicts from the negative influences and also to protect the society from what was seen as their immorality and corrupting influence. The…

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Cage of Death

Yes, you heard it right. It’s the cage of death – the only crocodile dive in Australia. Crocosaurus Cove is a reptile park in Darwin and is an exhibit for reptiles, turtles and crocodiles. Being the adventure junkie I am, I decided to head to Darwin for the ANZAC long weekend and do the Cage of…

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