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 then we proceeded to the …

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Tomaree Head Summit Walk

Tomaree Head Summit walk provides breathtaking views of Port Stephens and the north coast. The summit is about 160 meters high. The views are spectacular and I can bet that each view is an amazing picture of its own. The walk has a paved track and has the World War II Gun emplacements that were built in the year 1941. …

Barrington wilderness cedar lodge

Barrington wilderness cedar lodge is located in the Barrington Tops national park of New South Wales in Australia. It is about 3 hours drive from Sydney. My friend Adarsh introduced this lodge to my other friends and I. He had stayed at this lodge earlier when he had planned a trip to Barrington Tops with his family. As the name suggests, …

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 of them) said “Yes, let’s …

Belmore falls – hike to the bottom!

Belmore falls is in the Morton National Park. The walk provides a spectacular views of the Kangaroo valley and starts off at the Hindmarsh lookout. The track is a fenced off trail, which means that to start the unmarked trail, we had to jump off the fence. The climb is through the fallen trees and the slippery rocks. Note that …

Hanging Rock & Baltzer Lookout

The Hanging Rock is a huge sandstone that is overhanging from the main cliff. It is over 100 meters high. It is one of the most pictured rocks in the Blue mountains. The rock has been featured in many calendars and hiking photographs. It has also been featured in the movie “The Edge”. The walk to the Baltzer lookout is pretty straightforward …

Mummified!

I have always been fascinated by the stories of mummies. Long time ago, I had seen some of the documentaries on how mummies are created and the entire funeral process in Egypt. Sydney’s Powerhouse museum has been hosting an exhibition of mummies. When I saw the event on Facebook, I immediately RSVPed. My friend Akshay was also interested and hence …

I love Bruce! (Australia)

‘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. Angrily my mother had asked, “Are you going there to see a fish?” Fortunately, she had thought I was only going on a boat trip that would take me to a place to …

East Coast Tasmania

Tasmania is an island state off the mainland Australia. It is known for its rugged wilderness, lots of parks and reserves. The state is famous for its food, wine and clean/fresh air. Hobart is the capital city of Tasmania. My mother was visiting me during Easter last year and I thought it was a perfect way to spend time with …

Coldplay 2016

Coldplay is a British rock band that was formed in 1996. The members of the band are Chris Martin (lead vocalist and keyboardist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer). Bottom line is that they are super awesome. They was touring Australia and the concerts in Sydney were on 13th and 14th December. When the concerts …

Supermoon – 14 November 2016

Yes, the entire World was excited to see the Supermoon on 14th of November 2016. It was the closest, biggest and the brightest supermoon since the year 1948. It is predicted that the moon will not come this close to Earth again until the year 2034. What is a supermoon? According to earthsky.org, Supermoon is a new or a full …

I have 24 hours in Sydney, where do I start?

Let’s just admit that Sydney offers a lot and 24 hours in Sydney is a very less time to explore the beautiful city. However, if I have just 24 hours in Sydney, then: I would definitely start my tour in Sydney, by taking a ferry to Taronga Zoo. It is definitely a must do. Taronga Zoo has a huge variety …

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 Australia. A bit of history …

Whale watching – 2016

The whale watching starts every year from the month of May and lasts till November. This is one of the amazing attractions in Sydney. I went on the whale watching tours twice this year as part of my yearly visit. The whale watching tours were with two different tour companies. I loved the Thunder Jet boat whale watching tour. The …

Hanami – flowers viewing

Sydney cherry blossom festival is an annual festival held in Auburn botanical garden. The festival is a fun celebration of the Japanese tradition HANAMI. Hanami, which means flower viewing, is a custom of enjoying the beauty of flowers (hana) and in this case viewing the cherry (sakura) trees. Few of my pictures from this year’s Sydney cherry blossom festival (2016):   …

10 places to see Milky Way in NSW

I am a huge fan of Milky Way. I get transformed into a small child when I see stars. The dust in the sky, the shooting stars and the star trails, everything excites me. I have been lucky to have had the opportunity to live in Australia, where Milky Way is visible almost from everywhere. So, in this post I …