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Review - Romantic Beach Pad
By Col and Judy Williams

10/2 Monash Parade Dee Why NSW This studio apartment has dress circle positioning with sensational views over Dee Why Beach and the headland. Overall rating?            Excellent What makes Romantic Beach Pad different? You could not ask for a better location, waking to wonderful views, going to sleep with the sea breezes and watching the waves roll in from the balcony … this is as close as you can get to living on the beach, yet with a great choice of restaurants, shops and activities all within walking distance. Accommodation overview This studio apartment has a luxurious queen-size premium pillowtop mattress, as well as a single sofa bed (with an innerspring mattress) that is suitable for an adult.  A portacot is ... Read more

Dinner, theatre and harbour views!
By Penny Parsons

The dinner and theatre package at the newly renovated old quarantine station, freshly named Q Station is certainly an historical treat. We enjoyed a 2 course menu for two with wine in the ‘Boilerhouse’ restaurant. The package includes your choice of entrée (from a range of about five or six entrees), a main (from the same number of choices) and either a glass of wine or sparkling wine. Head chef, Reinhard Roithner offers a delectable new Australian/Asian menu. The restaurant area overlooks the kitchen, so you can watch as your meal is created. The attentive and helpful staff add to a superb dining experience, matched by the spectacular harbour views. The theatre production of ‘Defiance’ is an historical play, produced, directed and co-written by Carlton L... Read more

Spectacular Sydney
By Lisa Monk

Sydney regularly appears in the list of top cities around the world – and with good reason!  It has a wonderful climate and a location like no other Australian city.  Spectacularly located on one of the world’s most beautiful natural harbours, the city and suburbs follow the ridges and valleys in such a way that there is a view around almost every corner, with the sparkling waterways acting like a glittering magnet. The climate is welcoming all year round, but the most beautiful times of the year are the mild autumn and glorious spring, when the sometimes-oppressive heat of summer is just a memory.  Even in winter the city enjoys a mild climate, perfect for getting out and about and seeing all that is on offer. What to do Your problem won’t be wh... Read more

Sydney Style
By Kylie Robertson & Irene Morgan

 There’s no place in the world like Sydney for style There’s no place in the world... Read more

Pampering & Indulgence, Sydney
By Kylie Robertson & Irene Morgan

There’s no place in the world like Sydney for spas There’s so much to do in Sydney that it is easy to forget one of the best holiday experiences can be found in the moment you slow down, take a deep breath and soak it all in. Sydney has an array of urban sanctuaries, ideal for a spot of relaxation and pampering after exploring the city. Here is a selection of the best hotel and day spas to be found in Sydney: Day Spas Angsana Spa, Double Bay Angsana is linked with the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa in Thailand, offering everything from holistic massages to tropical scrubs in this trendy eastern suburbs retreat. www.angsanaspa.com/dayspas/doublebay   Aveda Concept Spa, Oxford Street Aveda Spa is famous for its rejuvenating Himalayan therapy, a two-hour treatment that... Read more

Nature & The Outdoors
By Kylie Robertson & Irene Morgan

There’s no place in the world like Sydney for nature & the great outdoors Nature and wildlife is easily accessible in Sydney.  The city is completely fringed by national parks – in fact, Sydney Harbour forms its own national park, bordered to the north by Ku-ring-gai National Park and to the south by Royal National Park – with easy access to the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains in 90 minutes. The newest nature attraction in Sydney, Sydney Wildlife World, opened recently in Darling Harbour. Visitors can see more than 6000 animals such as rock wallabies and koalas, right in the heart of the city. There is also the long-standing Taronga Zoo, perched perfectly on the harbour foreshore at Mosman, where the giraffes are often said to have the best view of Sydney ... Read more

Dining & night life in Sydney
By Kylie Robertson & Irene Morgan

There’s no place in the world like Sydney for dining out Sydney offers fans of good food and wine an unforgettable experience. With world-famous chefs, cutting edge creativity, stunning views and delicious fresh cuisine, Sydney really is a haven for food lovers and is one of the world’s favourite food capitals.  Sydney’s food scene is dominated by an abundance of local, fresh produce, teamed with a breed of young and dynamic chefs who break all the rules, but continue to deliver a truly exciting range of dining experiences. The city boasts a banquet of world-class restaurants fronted by star chefs, and an array of markets, provedores and delis. Diners flock to the harbourside for a table by the water and dining under the stars is the perfect way to experience th... Read more

There’s no place in world like Sydney for a beach lifestyle
By Kylie Robertson

Sydneysiders love being outdoors. Their breezy lifestyles revolve around the city’s spectacular waterfront location and cultural activities – from movies and theatre performances to live music and festivals – regularly take place directly under the big blue sky, particularly during the summer. Both locals and visitors alike love to take advantage of the city’s unique beach culture – indeed, in Sydney there is more than 350km of coastline to enjoy and more than 90 beaches. Many of the city’s best beaches are within easy reach of the city and there’s plenty of things to do at each one – from adventurous activities like swimming, surfing and kayaking, to more sedate activities such as dining out at one of the many beachside restaurants, or enjoy... Read more

Sydney Events
By Kylie Robertson & Irene Morgan

There’s no place in the world like Sydney for events Sydney is a sensational events capital. Its record for hosting large-scale events, including major sporting events such as the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and the 2003 Rugby World Cup, is well known around the world. Sydney will host World Youth Day in 2008 and will welcome Pope Benedict XVI along with more than 100,000 youths who will follow a spectacular pilgrimage across Sydney. www.wyd2008.org In 2009, Sydney will host the World Masters Games, which is the biggest mass participation, multi-national, multi-sport festival in the world.  www.2009worldmasters.com The city also hosts a glittering range of artistic, cultural, social and community festivals and events. Here are some of Sydney’s annual event highlights: JA... Read more

Sydney with Kids
By Sandy Prosdocimo

Sydney is Australia’s oldest and busiest city,  the economic powerhouse of the nation a... Read more

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