Central West NSW – Mudgee.

We’re off on a road trip around the Central West of NSW. First stop, Mudgee, a winery town. It’s a great place for wine lovers – or a New South Welshmen tired of constant state border closures at the hint of a sniffle. The first stop on this trip was Moothi Estate Winery just outside…

My Top 3 Lookouts in The Blue Mountains.

The stunning Blue Mountains, a World Heritage Listed Area since 2000, is a mere 2.5 hours by train from Central Station in Sydney. The Blue Mountains brings you to not only to cooler climes – wonderful in the height of a Sydney summer – but also to some magnificent views. While there are a number…

Wandering Through Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney Australia

  “Dog must not steal from dog” – Convict saying. Recently, I decided to become a tourist in my own city of Sydney and visit one of Australia’s oldest European buildings, The Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Listed on the New South Wales and Australian National Heritage registers and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site…

Monorail! Monorail! Monorail! – Farewell Sydney Monorail

“There’s nothing on this earth like a genuine, bona-fide, electrified, six car monorail!” “What’d I say?” “Monorail” “What’s it called?” “Monorail” “That’s right, monorail!” “Monorail! Monorail! Monorail!” Marge vs The Monorail. Episode 71 of The Simpsons, 1993 It would have to be my favourite Simpsons episode, Marge Vs The Monorail, it centres around a crook…

Welcome to Nyngan – Bogan Shire – Central New South Wales

When I said to friends I was going to Nyngan for the long weekend, most said “you’re going all that way to smoke weed?”… “No, thats Nimbin on the NSW North Coast” I stated with a sigh. Nyngan is located in outback NSW on the Bogan River in the Bogan Shire. I was off to…

A Royal Tour of Sydney

When I was a kid, my primary school would charter a bus and we’d go on an excursion to the Sydney Royal Easter Show. In 1983 we were on the bus and almost at the showgrounds when all traffic on South Dowling Street came to a halt. On the opposite side of the road were…

Review: CountryLink Xplorer – Sydney to Bundanoon Economy Class

What: CountryLink Xplorer Where: Sydney – Bundanoon, NSW Southern Highlands Service: Southern Xplorer CLK635 A train with wine 🙂 . I was going away for the weekend to visit some good friends who live in Bundanoon, a few hours south of Sydney in the New South Wales Southern Highlands. Leaving after work on a Friday…