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If you're heading or thinking of going to Australia then I'm sure a trip to Sydney is somewhere up there at the top of your list? Rightly so, with beautiful beaches, wonderful cafes, great walks to go on and countless things to do. From the Botanical gardens, Darling Harbour and its stunning beaches to the CBD (Central business district), Hyde Park and the Opera House, you won't be bored. Heres a little taste of my  24 hours in Sydney and what your adventure could look like. 


Our first stop was the Social Hideout this very pretty brunch cafe. It is only 15 minutes from the Sydney Airport. You have most probably seen this cafe on social media as its noted to be one of the most, if not the most Instagram-worthy cafe around. The inside is even more stunning as the hanging above on the ceiling are gorgeous bundles of lilac wisterias and assorted purple, white and pink flowers. We already knew that we had to try those signature Taro Hot cakes and french toast with the Social Hideout milkshake bathtub. Food was delicious. 

Next stop was the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Even though it was raining we still enjoyed our time. The city is big! So we just walked around and shopped and came across a delicious place to have our late lunch. Jimmy's Falafel. This Turkish influenced - Middle Eastern Diner has delicious food! Pretty bummed we don't have this in Brisbane. 

Our last stop of the day was the Monet and Friends art exhibition, the Impressionists' works have been displayed and enjoyed around the world for almost two-hundred years - but never like this. 





Australia - Sydney


If you're heading or thinking of going to Australia then I'm sure a trip to Sydney is somewhere up there at the top of your list? Rightly so, with beautiful beaches, wonderful cafes, great walks to go on and countless things to do. From the Botanical gardens, Darling Harbour and its stunning beaches to the CBD (Central business district), Hyde Park and the Opera House, you won't be bored. Heres a little taste of my  24 hours in Sydney and what your adventure could look like. 


Our first stop was the Social Hideout this very pretty brunch cafe. It is only 15 minutes from the Sydney Airport. You have most probably seen this cafe on social media as its noted to be one of the most, if not the most Instagram-worthy cafe around. The inside is even more stunning as the hanging above on the ceiling are gorgeous bundles of lilac wisterias and assorted purple, white and pink flowers. We already knew that we had to try those signature Taro Hot cakes and french toast with the Social Hideout milkshake bathtub. Food was delicious. 

Next stop was the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Even though it was raining we still enjoyed our time. The city is big! So we just walked around and shopped and came across a delicious place to have our late lunch. Jimmy's Falafel. This Turkish influenced - Middle Eastern Diner has delicious food! Pretty bummed we don't have this in Brisbane. 

Our last stop of the day was the Monet and Friends art exhibition, the Impressionists' works have been displayed and enjoyed around the world for almost two-hundred years - but never like this. 





May 04, 2021

This is one of my favourite places to go when i want to get some good exercise in. Springwood Conservation Park has been a great  spur of the moment destination. The walking tracks can be joined from 5 different entry points, the main entry is off Jardine Drive where there is a parking area, undercover picnic tables. 

Theres 132 stairs going from the car park at Jardine Drive to the Plateau Drive entry. These stairs are known locally as "The Stairs of Death." Many of the stairs are steeper than typical so it feels more like hiking. 

All in all Springwood Conservation Park is an oasis of calm to be found in the midst of suburban busyness. We also saw a few sweet kookaburras on the way back to the car. 




Springwood Stairs of Death


This is one of my favourite places to go when i want to get some good exercise in. Springwood Conservation Park has been a great  spur of the moment destination. The walking tracks can be joined from 5 different entry points, the main entry is off Jardine Drive where there is a parking area, undercover picnic tables. 

Theres 132 stairs going from the car park at Jardine Drive to the Plateau Drive entry. These stairs are known locally as "The Stairs of Death." Many of the stairs are steeper than typical so it feels more like hiking. 

All in all Springwood Conservation Park is an oasis of calm to be found in the midst of suburban busyness. We also saw a few sweet kookaburras on the way back to the car. 




May 03, 2021

 


Mount Coolum hiking track - the views from the top are so beautiful! The height of Mt Coolum is 208m and well worth a climb when visiting the gorgeous Sunny Coast!

A 360-degree overview over the beautiful sunshine coast. One side offers views over the coastline and beaches extending from Moreton island to Double Island Point, the cane fields and the wetland areas of the Maroochy River valley, as well as the main areas of the coast. 

The other provides you with a more landscape view over the hills and valleys. This track will take you about 1 hours return. It is a beautiful hike and one of my favourites. 




On Top Of Mt Coolum - Sunshine Coast

 


Mount Coolum hiking track - the views from the top are so beautiful! The height of Mt Coolum is 208m and well worth a climb when visiting the gorgeous Sunny Coast!

A 360-degree overview over the beautiful sunshine coast. One side offers views over the coastline and beaches extending from Moreton island to Double Island Point, the cane fields and the wetland areas of the Maroochy River valley, as well as the main areas of the coast. 

The other provides you with a more landscape view over the hills and valleys. This track will take you about 1 hours return. It is a beautiful hike and one of my favourites. 




April 28, 2021

The Loea Boutique Hotel in Maroochydore is opposite the Maroochy River. The white palette is warmed by rattan furniture and brass bathroom fixtures. My husband and i ordered treats by the poolside from the cute vintage food truck and used the complimentary white bikes to cycle the region. The bed was very comfortable and the rooms were cosy. We loved our stay here and will definitely be looking to stay here in the future. 



Loea Hotel - Warm, breezy beach days


The Loea Boutique Hotel in Maroochydore is opposite the Maroochy River. The white palette is warmed by rattan furniture and brass bathroom fixtures. My husband and i ordered treats by the poolside from the cute vintage food truck and used the complimentary white bikes to cycle the region. The bed was very comfortable and the rooms were cosy. We loved our stay here and will definitely be looking to stay here in the future. 



April 26, 2021