Sydney Fish Market is the largest fish market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Well, usually I shrug off any “largest/best/only in the Southern Hemisphere” claims because, really, we don’t have much competition down under. But take this: Sydney Fish Market is the third largest fish market in terms of variety in the world. Now, that’s impressive.
This year marks my third visit of the Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi. The sparkling tortoise water, ocean breeze and the creative sculptures never cease to amaze. This never gets old.
- What: Outdoor exhibition of modern sculptures.
- Where: Along the Bondi-Tamarama coastal walk. Walk can be started from Bondi Beach.
- When: 3 weeks in October/November each year.
- Fee: Free.
- Website: http://www.sculpturebythesea.com/Home.aspx
Mikey took me to the Madison’s Mountain Retreat on our 6th year anniversary for an open day during the National Alpaca Week.
What? Yes, there’s a such thing known as the National Alpaca Week, dedicated to these cute, fluffy and silly-looking creatures!
If there is a single event that signifies Sydney to arrival of Spring, it’s the Sculpture by the Sea. It has becomes a ritual and a must-do Sydney activity in recent years amongst my group of friends. It’s the perfect excuse to organise a gathering and to soak up some early spring sunshine in Sydney.
La Perouse was named after the French navigator Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse (1741–88), the first Frenchman to arrive in Australia. This is why this suburb has such an unusual name – it’s French.
“EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY” (sirens) “Get away from me!”
“Run! This is not a drill!” “No! Noooo!” “WHERE’S MY SON?!”
“Tell my wife I love her…”
Have you ever wondered what a zombie apocalypse would be like in real life? Wonder no more, just see for yourself at the annual Sydney Zombie Walk. The Sydney Zombie Walk started in 2009, and it aims to raise funds for a very fitting charity: the Brain Foundation. A group of friends and I caught the zombie fever after watching the popular US TV drama, The Walking Dead, and we actually joined the walk in 2012.
If you want a place to appreciate the red and orange autumn leaves in Sydney, come to Mount Wilson. It’s a small village in the Blue Mountains, and only a 2 hours drive from Sydney.
In Autumn, the red and orange colours light up the town and turn it into a photographer’s heaven. Apart from taking a photo walk, chestnut picking is also a fun activity at Mount Wilson.
Kiama is a small town 120km south of Sydney that’s well known for the Kiama Blowhole. It’s just less than a 2-hour drive from Sydney, which makes it perfect for a day trip from Sydney; or a good stopover town for a road-trip to the Sydney south coast.
Sculpture by the Sea is one of my favourite events in Sydney. It’s held in end of October/ early November each yea, just when the whole of Sydney is ready to leap into the warmth of spring.
Here are my photo highlights of my 2010 Sculpture by the Sea visit. All of the photos were taken without filters or light-room adjustments afterwards.
Manly Beach is one of Sydney’s internationally renowned beaches. I like taking my friends from overseas here because the ferry-ride from Circular Quay to the Manly Wharf is itself an experience not to be missed.
Things to tick off your list while in Manly:
- Fish’n’chips by the beach.
- Manly markets (Sat & Sun 10am-5pm).
- Go up to the North Head.