Central NSW!

If you love travelling, there is nothing else that you want than a long weekend of public holidays. Easter long weekend is exactly that – 4 days long weekend. I generally travel overseas during the Easter weekend. But last year, I wanted to explore the country side in New South Wales. Well, that reason one…

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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…

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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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Diamond Head Camping Ground

One of the best things about Australia is the camping sites. The camping sites under the Milky Way. They are amazing and some of them are spectacularly placed. Diamond Head Camping Ground is one of those camping sites that are just along the beach. It’s literally few hundred metres from the beach. The camping site…

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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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Eagle Rock

I was jumping with joy and excitement when I visited Eagle Rock. Imagine seeing a waterfall along the cliff with a rainbow? It is this place. The place is definitely surreal and breathtakingly beautiful. This is something one shouldn’t miss when in Royal National Park. I totally recommend this walk. Logistics: Starting point of the…

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Ruined Castle

One of my favourite walks in Blue Mountains is to the Ruined Castle. After planning numerous times, one fine day I made it to the Ruined Castle. The views from the top is surely worth it. Unfortunately, I could not complete the last leg of the climb because of the difficulty. Logistics: Distance: 16.3 kilometers Grade: Very…

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Burbie Canyon

A very short walk but a beautiful walk is the Burbie Canyon. The walking trail is through the Warrumbungle National Park and through a sandstone gorge. Logistics: Distance: 2 kilometers return. Grade: Easy. Public transport: Unfortunately, there is no public transport. The only way to go to this national park is by car. Park entry fee: AUD…

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Dinosaur Valley in Scenic World

Scenic World in the Blue Mountains has Dinosaur (Dino) Valley. It is definitely an amazing and great way to learn about the dinosaurs. I love the dinosaurs and have been a huge fan of them. I have not missed a single movie on dinosaurs and Jurrasic Park series are definitely one of my favorites. So,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Fitzroy Falls, Huskisson, Point Perpendicular lighthouse and Nowra

A weekend before my adventurous travel to Nepal, my friends, Saira, Vijay and Som and I decided to take our first long drive in Ruhi to Huskisson. The places we covered at the end of the road trip were Fitzroy Falls, Huskisson, Point Perpendicular lighthouse and Nowra and we had driven approximately 500 kilometers. Fitzroy Falls:…

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Camping under the Milky Way!

Mungo Brush Camping ground is about 180 kilometers from north of Sydney. It is a popular and well known camping ground with about 75 camping sites and some basic facilities like barbecue tables, non-flush toilets and picnic tables. It is just next to the ocean and you can hear the sound of waves while you…

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Emerald Beach & Solitary island coastal walk

Emerald beach is about 20 kilometres north of Coffs Harbour. Coffs Harbour is a city on the north coast of New South Wales. It is about 530 kilometres from Sydney. The Emerald beach is very pretty and secluded. It is definitely worth a visit. I would definitely vouch for Emerald beach for a weekend getaway. And…

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Mermaids Pool

No! I did not find any mermaids in the pool. But it is definitely a place where mermaids would have loved to have lived (if they existed!). The place is extremely pretty and worth visiting. About the place: The Mermaids pool is a natural pool created on the Bargo River and the Tahmoor Gorge. The…

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Muogamarra Nature Reserve

Muogamarra Nature Reserve is a protected nature reserve, located in the northern part of Sydney. This reserve is home for many wild flowers. The access to this reserve is limited only for 6 weeks in a year. It lies about 40 kilometers from Sydney and is on the southern side of Hawkesbury River. Public Transport…

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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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Postcard from Burbie Canyon!

I sit like a Queen between the woods! The magical and the whispering voice of the trees and its leaves, The fallen trunk sit there like a throne, Waiting for someone so strong and fierce, Someone to rule the magic And cherish & love the forest! ~Solopassport Photo Courtesy: Adarsh

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