Wine – Oh, I love you so much!

As part of my annual travels, I always plan a trip to Hunter Valley. Hunter Valley or the Hunter region is one of the major wine-growing regions in New South Wales state of Australia. I have always taken a bus tour to Hunter Valley with the operator ‘Here to There Coaches’. It is a one day tour, where the guide …

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Never too old for a zoo :P

Dubbo Taronga Western Plains Zoo, which is in the New South Wales state of Australia is one of the best zoos I have ever seen. It is huge and it has a amazing collection of animals. My friends – Rahul, Sambaran Roy, Deepti and the cute little Chinnu and I decided to visit Dubbo zoo over the long weekend in October …

Pat a cheetah

I love big cats – Yes, I am obsessed with them. Because of this love/obsession, when I heard that at the Canberra zoo, you can pat a cheetah, I straight away added it into my bucket list. After more than two years: Even though the purpose of visiting Canberra this year (September 2015) was the Floriade festival (my pictures from …

Australian Kingfisher

Australian Kingfisher known as Kookaburra is a native bird of Australia and New Guinea. Their call resembles human’s laughter. Last weekend, when I visited Green Patch of Jervis Bay in NSW state of Australia, I found this bird sitting on a branch. The bird gave me a quite a good show and it was an amazing poser.  

Floating forest – a cool concept

One of the cool concepts that I came across as part of my things to see in Sydney research was the floating forest. It is a 102 year old ship in the Homebush Bay suburb of Sydney. The ship is the SS Ayrfield and is about 1140 tonnes. It now has fully grown mangrove trees. Isn’t it a pretty cool …

Feed carrots to Giraffes

From the time I migrated to Australia, I wanted to do an encounter or feed a giraffe. Being a crazy animal lover I am, I couldn’t have let this gone. Back in the year 2012, when I first visited Sydney Taronga zoo, I tried to book the encounter with giraffes. The giraffe encounters are so famous that they get sold …

Sea Cliff Bridge

The Sea Cliff Bridge is a highlight on the Grand Pacific Drive. It is located in the northern Illawara region of NSW of Australia. It is about 665 meters in length and was opened in December 2005. According to Wiki, the bridge was named by a 11 year old school girl Makenzie Russell following a naming competition at a local …

The fall colours :)

Autumn is one of the best seasons to take pictures. The fall colours make the trees look breath takingly beautiful. This Autumn, I visited Mount Wilson as part of a photography meetup event. Mount Wilson is located in the Blue mountains which is about 100 kms from Sydney in Australia. A few of my pictures:  

Camping in Cedarvale (Kangaroo Valley)

One fine day, I stumbled upon Cedarvale camping trip while skimming through the meet up events. This event was organised by ‘Sydney & Beyond Weekend Trips, Get-Aways & Adventures’ group. Cedarvale is a hidden gem within the Kangaroo Valley. It is about 2 hours drive from Sydney CBD. And the health retreat provides a camp site with some of the spectacular …

Hanging Rock in Macedon Ranges

Macedon Ranges, which is a collection of villages and natural landscapes, is in the state of Victoria in Australia. Hanging Rock is the rare volcanic formation located near Mount Macedon. Mount Macedon Memorial Cross and the Hanging Rock are the iconic landmarks within the Macedon Ranges. The Hanging Rock is a rare volcanic formation and is an example of the volcanic …

Shark Dive Xtreme – Really? (Sydney, Australia)

There was a time in my life where I was doing too many adventurous activities. I was not scared of anything. Because of my daring and rebellious attitude, I booked the shark dive at Manly Sea life – I did not think much! On the day of the dive: The dive was from 6 PM to 8 PM. I reached …

“Willie” got his name after “Willy”

It was our Willie’s birthday on 9 August 2015. He would have turned 6 years. We decided to celebrate his birthday by going on a whale watching tour. Why? Because Willie was named after the whale ‘Willy’ in the movie ‘Free Willy’. Some pictures from our whale watching tour:  

Picture a beach – Bombo beach :)

Kiama is a town located in New South Wales of Australia and is about 120 kms from Sydney. And Bombo beach is located 2 kms from Kiama. I RSVP’d for an event that was organised by one of the photography groups on Meetup – the group was headed to Bombo beach. Some of my pictures from the day at the beach – …

The pink flowers

I always associate Cherry blossom festival with pink flowers and Japan. When I heard that Sydney has a Japanese garden and there is a Cherry blossom festival that is celebrated every year for 2 weeks, I was thrilled with excitement. What is Cherry Blossom festival? Cherry blossom festival occurs every year in Sydney between mid of August to first week …

Quintessential Date

It was a perfect afternoon – Sun God shining bright in winters. “A good way to de-stress and a quiet ‘Me’ time!” I thought. I took the train to Circular Quay during lunch hour – No second thoughts on that. I headed to the less crowded place – Water taxis combined Sydney point, right opposite to the Opera house. The view …