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Pyrmont: Discovering the historic Sydney suburb

Pyrmont was once a vital component of Sydney's industrial waterfront, with wharves, shipbuilding yards, factories and woolstores. As the industry moved out, the population and the area declined along with is. In recent years, it has experienced redevelopment and an influx of residents and office workers. We take a look at the intriguing, changing history of the suburb and how it became the place it is today.

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Monica Limanto
A look inside Sydney's ICC - International Convention Centre

Hosting some of Sydney’s premier professional and entertainment events, the International Convention Centre (ICC) is one of the city’s most vibrant, innovative and beautiful venues. From pop concerts to industry conferences and exhibitions, there is a wide range of events hosted in the world-class theatre, halls and conference areas.

Situated in the Darling Harbour precinct, the ICC is ideally located with spectacular city views. If you’re planning a visit, make sure you stroll down to Cockle Bay Wharf. The surrounding dining precinct is the perfect place to enjoy a meal or drink against glistening harbor views.

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Monica Limanto
The Ultimate Guide to the Blue Mountains

Looking for a breath of fresh mountain air? The Blue Mountains is the perfect getaway destination with grand views and quaint towns. Get ready to be captivated by the one million hectares (3861 square miles) of tall forests, sandstone cliffs, canyons and waterfalls that make up the magnificent Blue Mountains.

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Exploring Sydney on a budget

Let’s face it – staying in one of the world’s most beautiful cities can come with a hefty price tag. As you may have already experienced, Sydney can burn a hole in your wallet quicker than actual fire.

While Sydney is never going to be the cheapest destination to travel to in the world, there are plenty of ways to save money thanks to all the free and cheap things to do here. Between museums, markets, beaches, nature walks, and some local deals, there are plenty of ways to lower your costs on your next visit. Here are the Top 11 must dos in Sydney on a budget!

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Benefits of staying in a serviced apartment

To stay or not to stay? Whether you’re travelling for business or leisure, alone or in a group, serviced apartments can offer benefits outside of staying in a regular hotel. From 24-hour concierge services to the value for money and extra privacy, we look at some of the benefits of staying in a serviced apartment.

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Family-friendly activities in Darling Harbour

If you’re lucky enough to be staying near Sydney’s Darling Harbour, you have the city’s entertainment options at your footsteps. The waterside precinct is a large recreational area, home to excellent dining options and is jam-packed full of exciting activities that kids of all ages will enjoy. Read on to find some inspiration for a fun-filled family day out, whether you’re looking for an adrenaline packed adventure or a unique dining, leisure or relaxing experience with the kids.

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10 hikes and walks in Sydney that will take your breath away

Wanting to venture out this weekend? Hiking is a fantastic way to discover spectacular coastlines and scenic national parks, Sydney is full of amazing trails that will blow you away. These walks will help you discover the beautiful oceans, bird life and nature that Sydney has to offer. Grab your backpack, water bottle and get ready for an adventure.

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Clever energy-reducing ideas for your home

Choosing the most appropriate form of renewable energy for your home, such as solar panels and solar hot water will not only reduce your energy bills, but simultaneously help save the environment.

Learn how to conserve energy and costs with these expert tips for energy efficient living

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50 unique Sydney experiences to try

Sydney is a buzzing hub of activity with spectacular beaches, fantastic weather, unique attractions and let’s not forget - wonderful coffee. Located on Australia’s East coast, the metropolis is home to over 5 million residents which makes up approximately 65% of the state’s population. It’s ranked as tenth in the world for quality of living, making it one of the most livable cities in the world. The city attracts more than 32 million visitors a year and it’s not hard to see why. Its multicultural suburbs make Sydney an exciting blend of different cultures, food, traditions and experiences. We take a look at 50 unique experiences to try next time you’re in Sydney town.

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All of the lights: What to see and do at Vivid this year

Watch the city come alive with festivities, events, music and lighting installations of epic proportions. Sydney is regarded as one of the most majestic natural harbours in the world and it’s not hard to see why. During Vivid, this harbour along with the city is transformed with light-art sculptures, grand-scale projects and installations in unexpected places.  

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Best Sydney brunches

In town for a morning feed? Sydney has more to offer than just smashed avos on toast. We check out 5 delicious spots to have brunch in sunny Sydney. There’s something to suit everyone whether you’re up for a boozy gastropub session or if a refined café is more your cup of tea.

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Free things to do in Sydney with the kids

Looking for some fun things to do to entertain the kids without breaking the bank? Check out these free kid-friendly activities in Sydney. Pack your bags, put on a smile and get the kids together for some outdoor fun. Some of the best things in life are free!

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Urban veggie patch: Best herbs to grow in the city

Once you experience the joys of a homegrown harvest, it’s hard to go back to the packaged supermarket stuff. Food simply tastes better when you grow it yourself and having a small space doesn’t mean that you can’t have a garden. Herbs are easy to grow and can be continually harvested. We take a look at the easiest ones to grow in the smallest of spaces.

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