Posts Tagged ‘ Sydney ’

A tour of some of the world’s most amazing architecture

Apr 25th, 2018 | By

Here’s a few of our favourite brilliant buildings from around the world…



Wallabies in Sydney

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

The journey of a swamp wallaby across Sydney Harbour Bridge and onto an expressway must be both a blessing and a problem to those people looking after Australian and NSW tourism.



Welcoming in 2018

Jan 1st, 2018 | By

Surveying 2018 from the very beginning of the year, it looks a bumper year for the industry. May it also be a bumper year for all our readers. Happy New Year.



Saturday snippets: 21st October 2017

Oct 21st, 2017 | By

Some Caribbean islands are open for business again after the hurricane damage and, as half term is still on, Adrian finds some events you might want to visit isn Salou and Sydney.



Where the experts holiday: Nick Kontis, travel author and journalist

Jun 30th, 2017 | By

Award-winning journalist and author, Nick Kontis, shares his travel highs and lows with Just About Travel



Let’s all go down the Cross

May 11th, 2017 | By

Tourists flock to the area and the tourist board in Sydney describes the area as “a pulsating centre of performance art, immersive theatre, avant-cabaret, music, cult films…”



Making better use of waterways

Mar 9th, 2017 | By

Given the finite space on roads should river boat travel be encouraged as a way for commuting and for tourists to see more of our destinations without having to put up with the slow pace of road travel?



Visiting letter-boxes

Dec 5th, 2016 | By
dustbin as a letter box

Will it be before long that some entrepreneur decides that a half-day tour of letterboxes will be the next big thing?



Saturday snippets: 3rd December 2016

Dec 3rd, 2016 | By
fireworks over Sydney Harbouir Bridge

Tattoos, why Santa is on a lifeboat, Michelin star restaurants in Macao and the delights of Sydney at Christmas feature in Adrian’s column this week.



Jacaranda season

Oct 26th, 2016 | By
a jacaranda in full bloom

Although at this time of year, many destinations are luring visitors with talk of the autumn foliage and its rust, red and maroon colours in Australia it is the time for a sheet of blueish purple.



Indigenous NSW

Jul 25th, 2016 | By

Australia has recently celebrated NAIDOC week.  The week – National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee – highlights awareness of the status and treatment of indigenous Australians. It also means that the week becomes a popular activity for both international and domestic visitors with some 300,000 people plus taking the opportunity to learn more about the culture and background of the country. According to the NSW tourism minister, Stuart Ayres, indigenous tourism contributed $A968.4 million to the NSW economy in the year ending March 2016
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The lure of the long haul flight

Jun 5th, 2016 | By

Kaye Holland is always happy to hop on a long-haul flight



Saturday snippets: 21st May 2016

May 21st, 2016 | By

Will Adrian be the 50th millionth visitor at Drayton Park or even one of 6,000 on the biggest cruise ship in the world? Probably not!



Saturday snippets: 12th December 2015

Dec 12th, 2015 | By
cartoon of beach and Merry Christmas

Where are we going for Christmas? Which destinations are have attracted us and will continue to do so in 2016?



Where the experts holiday: Vic Quayle, travel author

Nov 19th, 2015 | By

Vic Quayle – author of Waltzing Matilda Around Australia: Adventure before Dementia – shares his travel highs and lows with Just About About Travel readers



In search of Peter Hibbs

Nov 6th, 2015 | By

Not heard of Peter Hibbs? I’m not surprised. Most Australians haven’t heard of him either yet he is one of the unsung pioneers of Australia.



Where the experts holiday: Adam Stern,

Jul 5th, 2015 | By

Aussie, Adam Stern – a competitive freediver (breath hold diver) and freediving instructor who trains and competes in competitions all over the world – talks travel



Jobs for people who love travel

Jan 29th, 2015 | By

Love to travel? Then why not get paid for it. Yes you read right: believe it or not there are jobs out there that will pay you to see the world. We round up eight, great roles for those with permanently itchy feet



Reasons to celebrate Australia

Jan 26th, 2015 | By

Today – January 26 – is Australia Day, aka Aussie National Day. With this in mind, Kaye Holland reveals eight reasons why she loves the country that introduced her to backpacking



Where the experts travel: Gwen Keating

Jan 24th, 2015 | By

Gwen Keating – a confirmed Novocastrian and a green badge guide explains how she plans her travel and where she likes to go.



Beware: the hidden costs of so called ‘London’ airports

Aug 31st, 2014 | By

Kaye Holland hates the hidden, extra costs that airports like Luton and Stansted insist in springing on passengers



Sydney’s bonus for visitors

Jun 27th, 2014 | By

If you happen to be in Sydney next week, there is a potential travel bonus awaiting you. Travel on any of the famous harbour ferries during peak times and it will be absolutely free!



Where the experts holiday: Philip Young from the Endurance Rally Association

Jun 9th, 2014 | By

Philip Young, chair of the Endurance Rally Association reveals why New Zealand and The Alkham Valley get his vote



What’s hot: February 2014

Feb 1st, 2014 | By
Tower of London

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month it’s good news for Hull and the cruising industry. Not so for New Delhi…



Sydney’s Opera House is 40

Oct 20th, 2013 | By

s one Australian attraction suffers in the bush fires, another celebrates its fortieth anniversary. The Sydney Opera House was officially opened by the Queen on this day in 1973.



What’s hot: July 2013

Jun 30th, 2013 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world right now



I love London, so why did I leave?

Mar 16th, 2013 | By

As regular CD-Traveller readers will know, Kaye loves London so why did she leave?



Greeting the new year in Sydney

Dec 31st, 2012 | By

The new year often seems to begin when we see the magnificent firework display that Sydney puts on every year. At 13.00 hours today it is midnight in Sydney. Then the fun begins and spreads throughout the world until we wind down with celebrations in Brazil and other Latin American countries.