Author: Bea Urmos

  • 8 Best Walks In Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

    8 Best Walks In Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

    Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is not the best known, and I’m not sure why. It offers scenic views and a wide network of walking tracks. It’s home to winding creeks and significant Aboriginal sites, eucalypts and mangroves, rocky cliffs and golden sand beaches, and it’s the best place to bump into shy wallabies in the…

  • 6 Stunning Blue Mountains Walks For First-Time Visitors

    6 Stunning Blue Mountains Walks For First-Time Visitors

    Ah, the Blue Mountains are a vast, wonderful paradise for hikers and one that easily overwhelms. It’s a beloved day trip from Sydney for locals and visitors alike. Named after the blue haze created by the vast number of eucalyptus trees, the Blue Mountains show you a face of Australia which is very different from…

  • The Most Beautiful Waterfall Near Sydney: Curracurrong Falls

    The Most Beautiful Waterfall Near Sydney: Curracurrong Falls

    My latest visit to Curracurrong Falls justifies the big words. I admit you need the right conditions, but this unique waterfall which is thrown into one of the most beautiful settings I’ve ever seen deserves the praise. Curracurrong Falls is a coastal waterfall, one that empties into the ocean. And to do so it plunges…

  • Scenic Sydney Ferries From Circular Quay

    Scenic Sydney Ferries From Circular Quay

    The most beautiful way to see Sydney Harbour and one of the very best things to do in Sydney? Take a ferry trip from Circular Quay. Don’t pay for sightseeing cruises in Sydney, because you can enjoy the same spectacular views from Sydney ferries, which count as public transport (and cost a fraction of what…

  • 6 Best Lookouts In The Blue Mountains

    6 Best Lookouts In The Blue Mountains

    The Blue Mountains are a taste of the wild Australia, yet it’s a convenient day trip from Sydney. With vast green valleys, dramatic orange canyon walls, rushing waterfalls, temperate rainforest and ferns that make you feel like being back in the time of the dinosaurs, it surely leaves one impressed. And you don’t even need…

  • 22 Very Short, Toddler-Friendly Walks In Sydney

    22 Very Short, Toddler-Friendly Walks In Sydney

    I’m setting the bar high for myself, because in this article I want to share toddler-friendly Sydney walks with you. Not simply family-friendly ones, but very short, very easy walks that I actually tested with a toddler, my 3-year-old son, after we moved to Sydney. I’m a passionate hiker, anyway, so I became a hiking…

  • 7 Things I Didn’t Know Before Moving To Sydney

    7 Things I Didn’t Know Before Moving To Sydney

    Obviously, I knew about the venomous snakes and spiders, sharks and saltwater crocodiles, and various other poisonous animals that can kill you. Who doesn’t? That’s what everyone thinks of when you mention Australia. Though the reality is that I’ve rarely seen snakes or spiders despite spending more time hiking, camping and canoeing than ever before…

  • Canoeing In Sydney: 8 Easy Paddling Routes For Beginners

    Canoeing In Sydney: 8 Easy Paddling Routes For Beginners

    I mean really easy canoeing routes for first-time paddlers in Sydney. No, I don’t mean Sydney Harbour or the open sea for sure. I don’t mean rough water, big waves and powerful currents, nor frequent boat traffic. When we started canoeing in Sydney, I was looking for very easy paddling routes where one can safely…

  • I Chose Australia

    I Chose Australia

    I chose Australia, where the coastline is an endless series of long (postcard perfect) beaches, and whales and dolphins jump out of the ocean as I gaze at the horizon. Sometimes crocodiles swim into the ocean and deadly jellyfish breed, as well, but only in the north. On the beaches of Manly the tiniest penguins…