Wynyard to Lane Cove

If you fancy an evening walk with at least 5-6 kilometres on a weekday after work, then this is the walk. It passes through Sydney’s beautiful tall buildings and also the Pylon lookout with some amazing views of Opera house. Logistics: Starting point: Wynyard train station Total distance: 9 kilometres Total time taken: 2.5 hours…

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10 – My favourite country

My favourite country? Out of all the 28 countries I have traveled so far, it is difficult to choose just one. I have liked different things in different countries. But I will still attempt this topic. I actually have 2 favourites. First one on the list is a country that is very close to Australia…

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01 – Introduction

The first topic of the 30 days blog challenge is to introduce myself. It is a bit odd to write an introduction about myself after I have written about 300 posts on my blog 😀 . But in the spirit of the challenge, I am writing my introduction below. My name is Raksha and I am Indian…

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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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Waverton: Balls Head Reserve

A very easy and relaxed walk to do over the weekend is the Balls Head Reserve walk in Sydney. It is in the Lower North Shore of Sydney and passes through some gorgeous views of Sydney Harbour. It is definitely a walk to be on your things to do while in Sydney. The walk is…

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Square Rock

The square rock lookout is located in the Namadgi National Park in ACT. It is about 1400 metres above sea level. It is a lovely day walk with the rock platforms. Statistics: Starting and ending points: Car Park for Square Rock on Corin Road. Total Length: 8 kilometres return. Total time: around 4 hours. Grade:…

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Our adventure at Figure 8 pool

It was a beautiful Saturday and as part of our weekend exercise, my friends, Vijay, Som, Priya and Sree, and I had picked Figure 8 pool. Priya and Som had checked various websites to see the best time to visit on that Saturday. NOTE: The best time to visit Figure 8 pool is during low…

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Castle Head Walk

Another spectacular walk in Blue Mountains is the Castle Head Walk. The walk provides the actual bush walking experience and has mind boggling views of the mountains. It’s definitely one of the hikes to add while considering hiking in the blue mountains. Logistics: Starting point: Scenic World bus stop Distance: 15 kilometers return Grade: Easy…

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Central to Milsons Point ❤️

Everyone knows about Sydney Opera House. It is a jewel that Sydney has. Sydney also has a Harbour Bridge that overlooks the Opera House on the waterfront. This view is something to die for. A short walk of 5 kilometres, perfect for a mid week, provides some spectacular views of the Opera House from the…

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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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Colourful streets of Adelaide!

I had never imagined I would see so many graffitis on the streets of Adelaide. Every street in the city, had at least one graffiti! Agreed, that’s exaggeration. Let me correct myself here – most of the streets in the city had at least one graffiti. They were massive, colourful and pretty. I have always…

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Postcard from Sydney

Dear Moon, You are one main reason why I look up to the sky every night. I love you so much. You look so beautiful in the dark sky, shining bright, rising from the horizon and reaching to the peak so far high up. Make sure you guard me when I am asleep every night.…

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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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Sydney Vivid – 2017

A photo diary from this year’s Sydney vivid festival – a festival of lights and music across the famous landmarks of Sydney. Circular Quay: View this post on Instagram It's the Sydney vivid festival. This beautiful city is all lit up. . #raksaustraliadiaries #solopassport #australia #australiagram #rakssydneydiaries diaries #womentravellers #followforlike #desigirltravels #igers #travelphotography #ig_world #worldtravelgram…

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Valley of the Winds

One of the most renowned walks in Australia is the ‘Valley of the Winds’. This walk offers spectacular views of Kata Tjuta. Kata Tjuta in Pitjantjatjara means ‘Many heads’. It has about 36 domes and the surroundings provide breathtaking photographic opportunities. This area is sacred under Tjukurpa and Anangu men’s law. The walk has two…

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Postcard from Kata Tjuta!

Who says beauty and peace cannot be found in a noman’s land? Who says beauty and peace is not just those sandstone rocks? They can be found anywhere and everywhere – you just need to have an eye for it. It lies in every small piece of stone or a rock or a bush. ~Solopassport

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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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Pulpit Rock lookout (Australia)

There are times when you instantly fall in love with a place. So much that the place becomes a beautiful part of you. You talk about it, you remember it fresh as though you visited that place like yesterday. Well the Pulpit Rock in Norway was the place for me. I am in love with…

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Postcard from Wedding Cake Rock!

Life is those small happy moments. Beautiful walk among the bushes, along the breathtaking cliffs. Deep conversations with an adorable friend. Evening colours of the setting Sun. And the music of the waves hitting the shore. ~Solopassport Picture Courtesy: Vijay Kumar

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Dantes Glen loop walk

Dantes Glen loop walk is a walk in the Blue Mountains area of New South Wales. It is an easy walk that passes through several waterfalls. The walk is in the bushes and it provides opportunities to view the wild flowers and trees. The first stop that we stopped at was at the Fairy falls, and…

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