Best Picnic Spots

Enjoy a lovely afternoon outside with breathtaking views right at your feet. With the warm weather in Sydney, this is the perfect time to pack your rugs, cheese platters, champagne and head out to one of the many picnic spots under the sun. Here are some of our picks.


Mrs Macquaries Point

Located in the heart of Sydney CBD, Mrs Macquaries Point is a part of the Royal Botanical Garden and is the best-known picnic spot in Sydney. Featuring panoramic views across the Opera House to the bridge, this Point is guaranteed to be stunning in almost any weather. Simply pick a spot from the array of grassy spaces and surround yourself with lush greenies as you enjoy the company of friends and family on a sunny day out.

Nielsen Park


Positioned at Vaucluse in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, Nielsen Park offers scenic views of the harbour, bridge and sands of Shark Beach. With picnic tables, stone steps down to the sand and dwindling paths through the bushland, this park is one of the most beautiful parks in Sydney. Experience the untouched heritage of Nielsen Park today!

Wendy’s Secret Garden

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Can you imagine having a picnic in an enchanted garden? Wendy’s secret garden is hidden amongst the skyscrapers and has the ability to transport you to another world with its serene environment. The space is always open to the public and can be accessed between Lavender Bay and Clark Park.



The coastal Wattamolla area at Royal National Park has a picnic area with excellent BBQ facilities, tables and running water. A popular family spot for bushwalking, swimming, hiking and a nice lunch in the outdoors. This area can fill up quickly during the summer weekends so make sure you get in there nice and early!

Experience Sydney In Summer

Sydney is the place to be during summer with its iconic beach culture, breathtaking coastal walks and vibrant arts scene. With so many things to see and do, it’s time to tick off your Sydney summer bucket list and make the most of the sunshine. Here are some suggestions on things you can do in this lively city this summer!  

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Explore the beautiful sights of Sydney on foot as you walk along the many walking trails available along Bondi Beach, Henry Head, Manly Beach or Hermitage Foreshore to name the few. Want an expert to show you the way? Take advantage of a guided sightseeing and running tour in Sydney here.

Join a bike tour and cycle your way round the city as you discover little nooks and crannies. You can also choose to hire a bike from Town Bike Pitstop, stop over Bespoke and Grind for excellent coffee and brunch and snap pictures by the Sydney Harbour Bridge! To all water lovers, try your hand at sailing, surfing, kayaking or snorkelling!

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Catch a ferry from Circular Quay over to Watsons Bay and enjoy stunning views and fresh seafood. The fish and chips from Sydney’s celebrated dining hot spot, Doyles on the Beach is to die for. Pack your bathers and a ball for a game of cricket if you’re down for a classic Aussie day in the sun!


Watch the sunset on one of the city’s rooftop bars such as The Terrace at the Woollahra Hotel, Corridor in Newtown, or the Glenmore Hotel in The Rocks for magnificent views across to Sydney Opera House.

Sydneysiders, it’s time to get cracking - live every summer day to the fullest and live spontaneously!

Simple and Refreshing Treats

As it starts to heat up outside, take advantage of the weather by going on walking trails, having BBQs at the park, and of course relishing in some sweet summer treats! Today we share with you some of the simplest summer recipes that are refreshing and delicious. 

1.     Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Store bought waffles and ice cream are the best way to go about for this! To assemble, toast waffles until crisp and golden. Place a scoop of ice cream on one warm waffle. Top with another warm waffle and gently press together. Your ice cream sandwich is now ready to go! This simple dessert is a perfect way to cool off and treat yourself.

2.     Fresh Squeezed Lemonade


There is nothing quite like fresh, squeezed lemonade on a hot summer day. For this you will need 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1/2 cup boiling water, 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind, 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (8 large lemons) and 5 cups of water. Stir together sugar and 1/2 cup boiling water until sugar dissolves. Stir in lemon rind, lemon juice and 5 cups of water. Chill and serve over ice.

3.     Strawberry Kiwi & Lime Frozen Yogurt


For this recipe, you will need 3 1/2 cups chopped strawberries, 3 kiwi’s peeled and chopped, 1 lime zested and juiced, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 cup honey and 1 cup of Greek style plain yogurt. Serve with fresh fruit like strawberries, bananas, kiwi or cantaloupe and you are done!

4.  Banana Ginger Smoothie

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This recipe not only tastes good, but helps to soothe digestion, heartburn, nausea and any other stomach issues. You will need 1 sliced banana, 3/4 vanilla yoghurt, 1 tablespoon honey and ½ teaspoon of freshly grated ginger. Combine the banana, yoghurt, honey and ginger. Blend until smooth.

Best Christmas Movies Of All Time

The Christmas tree goes up, the light starts twinkling, and the whole family sits around the living room to pick a Christmas movie to end the night. As part of our Christmas series, we recommend some of the best Christmas movies of all time!

 1.    Home Alone

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When Kevin McCallister’s family leaves him at home by accident while they go on vacation, the 8-year-old comes up with a brilliant scheme to prevent burglars from robbing his house. Kevin certainly lives out all your childhood fantasies in this Christmas classic that never gets old!


2.    The Polar Express

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Directed by Robert Zemeckis, The Polar Express is a 2004 American musical fantasy film on a young boy who embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, courage and the spirit of Christmas.


3.    A Christmas Story

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A timeless classic for years, this movie follows young Ralphie who struggles with bullies, family issues and an infamous lamp in the shape of a leg. The only thing keeping him going is his desire to own a Red Ryder BB gun.  


4.    Joyeux Noel

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Daniel Brühl and Diane Kruger star in this heartwarming Christmas tale based on the real story of a Christmas Eve truce between British, French and German troops.



5.    It’s A Wonderful Life

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Frank Capra’s 1946 fantasy starring Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, who, on the verge of committing suicide, is visited by an angel who reveals to him the meaning of life.


6.    Elf


Will Ferrell stars as Buddy, an oversize elf who never quite fits in at the North Pole and journeys to New York to locate his biological father. While Ferrell drives the action, Zooey Deschanel, James Caan and Bob Newhart keep the laughs going in this hilarious movie!