NSW

Australians can now stay inside of a giant jar of Vegemite

December 1, 2019

A four-metre-high, two-metre-wide Vegemite jar has popped up in the NSW countryside, with a two-person villa inside. Available for two-night stays, the Vegemite Villa is the latest pop-up lodging from Booking.com, giving a lucky few the chance to live inside a giant tub of the country’s signature spread. Three builders, two sculptors, one scenic artists […]

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Five things to do in Sydney over the next few weeks: May & June 2019

May 23, 2019

You’d be mistaken if you thought Sydney was all about the summer months. As soon as winter hits, the city seems to spring to life with some of its greatest yearly events, as well as a whole host of other fun things to do. And the next few weeks will certainly showcase that, with the […]

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Mantra opens a new $40 million hotel in the heart of Albury, New South Wales

July 9, 2018

Furthering their presence in regional areas around Australia, Mantra – whose Mantra Group was recently acquired by AccorHotels for $1.2 billion – has opened a shiny new property in the border city of Albury, overlooking its section of the vast Murray River in the heart of the Riverina town. This is the first hotel to […]

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Where to spend Mother’s Day 2018 in Sydney

May 7, 2018

Lavish long lunches and fancy dinners always rule when it comes to Mother’s Day options around Sydney this year. If taking your leading lady out to experience some of the best food the city has to offer, while letting the restaurants add their own little touches to each menu, sounds like your idea of a […]

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KFC are giving away free fried chicken in Sydney this weekend

April 24, 2018

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of KFC in Australia, the behemoth fast-food chain will be posted up at Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney this Friday 27th April. Starting from 12pm on the day, they’ll surely be attracting some pretty crazy queues because they are giving away free fried chicken. Understandably, KFC Australia are expecting thousands […]

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Review: A weekend getaway at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

February 15, 2018

Break away from the bustle of Sydney to wile away in the Hunter Valley for the weekend. A mere two-hour drive will bring you to resort accommodation Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, and it’s most certainly an ideal getaway to explore the wine region. Sleep It Off The twin bed deluxe room is reasonably sized, furnished […]

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Five fitness trends for 2018 and the best places to try them out in Sydney

January 2, 2018

All of us living in this hemisphere are plagued with the unfortunate luck of having the silly season to coincide with beach body time. This means no ugly Christmas sweater to hide the festive feasting we’ve partaken all December long. So before you reach for that second mince pie, check out our predictions for 2018’s […]

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All-star Merivale team lead the newly reopened Hotel Centennial (Sydney)

December 20, 2017

The latest piece to the Merivale empire, Hotel Centennial, has finally opened under the tutelage of The Paddington’s Ben Greeno, Fred’s Danielle Alvarez and Head Chef James Evangelinos. With their love of local produce and talent for restrained simplicity, Greeno and Alvarez have crafted a menu shaped by Mediterranean sensibilities. “This is a nod to […]

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The Newport welcomes Bert’s Brasserie and Bar this Summer (Sydney)

December 20, 2017

The expansive grounds of The Newport is set to become even more elegant with the inclusion of Bert’s, Merivale’s newest brasserie and bar. Inspired by grand hotel dining rooms of the 1930s, Bert’s aims to capture the easy air of Sydney’s Northern beaches with a hint of whimsical nostalgia. An all-star line-up of hospitality talent will […]

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Ten-day Orange Wine Festival returns this October (Sydney)

August 25, 2017

The Orange Wine Festival returns October 13th for ten days to celebrate the regions cool climate wines. The festival will showcase vineyards and cellar doors from the Orange region while also highlighting restaurants and produce form the area. Orange is a three and half hour drive from Sydney located in the Central Wesy of New […]

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Following the path of Pie Time Festival in New South Wales’ Southern Highlands

June 25, 2017

Over the month of June, the Southern Highlands in New South Wales is embracing the wintry weather and celebrating it with pies. Whether it’s discovering the Pie Trail with just under 30 local pie makers, getting involved in Pie Making competitions or the Pie Time Festival on 24-25 June, it’s a fun-filled festivity for pie-lovers. Last weekend, […]

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Our top five picks of the Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival for 2017

May 14, 2017

Throughout May and June, the Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival returns with an enormous number and range of events highlighting produce of the region and beyond. Each year the festival returns with big, comprehensive programs ranging from cheese festivals and barrel burning celebrations, making for one of the best road trip options you’re going […]

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Taste Orange to bring harbourside wine festival to Barangaroo this month (Sydney)

November 3, 2016

Nestled in Barangaroo Reserve’s Nawi Cove will be a new iteration of Taste Orange set for later this month. The cool-climate food and wine festival dedicated completely to Orange has become best known around Sydney for its annual two-day celebration at Martin Place each September, and Barangaroo’s turn to host a new expression of the […]

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Five reasons you should road trip it to Orange Wine Festival this year

October 11, 2016

There’s nothing like crisp country air slapping you awake to take you out of that hustle, bustle Sydney state of mind. For Sydneysiders a brief getaway isn’t just about grabbing a quick, refreshing weekend in the Blue Mountains or Hunter Valley (still both incredible places for brief escapism) anymore, with many realising that you need […]

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Orange Wine Festival announces special program to celebrate 20 years of winemaking (NSW)

August 28, 2016

One of New South Wales’ best known and most loved annual festivals returns when the Orange Wine Festival takes over the famous cool-climate region come October. Spread from 14th to 30th October, the stacked program, celebrating 20 years of Orange as a wine-growing region, will add an additional two signature festival events along with its […]

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Spotlight on Hunter Valley: Recapping the seventh annual Hunter Culinary Food Fight (NSW)

June 12, 2016

What happens when some of the top chefs from Sydney and the Hunter Valley are split into two teams and tasked with battling it out in the name of charity? I found out last weekend while up in the Hunter for the Hunter Culinary Association’s (HCA) 7th Annual Food Fight. The event aimed to raise […]

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Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival returns for two months of events (NSW)

May 9, 2016

The nation’s oldest wine region is set to showcase the best of its wine and food culture, as the Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival kicks off in May and June of 2016.  Visitors to the region can take part in over 70 culinary events and activities, with additional activities also taking place in various venues and wineries. It’s […]

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Spotlight on Orange NSW: A Sneak Peek of Orange F.O.O.D Week

March 23, 2016

The Food of Orange District (F.O.O.D) festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Running from 8th to 17th April, F.O.O.D Week is the country’s longest running regional food festival. You only need to drive about 3.5 hours out of Sydney to reach the charming food and wine hub. Showcasing quality produce and cool climate wine […]

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Orange F.O.O.D Week announces ten-day program of events (NSW)

January 25, 2016

Orange F.O.O.D (Food or Orange District) week is celebrating 25 years in 2016, making in Australia’s longest running regional food festival, once again paying homage to the substantial food and culture scene of the renowned New South Wale’s region. From 8th to 17th of April, the ten-day festival will bring a diverse program to the […]

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Spotlight on Haberfield, NSW: Gourmet Safari Italian Tour

April 15, 2014

From the Turkish delights around Auburn to Korean in Eastwood, Greek in Marrickville and Laotian in Canley Heights, Sydney and its surrounds is a treasure trove of some of the world’s finest cuisines. The reasons are perhaps quite obvious: it’s in these areas where you find these nationalities in their greatest numbers. In the case […]

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