On the northernmost tip of Sydney’s northern beaches is one of the city’s most spectacular coastal lookouts. It also happens to be accessible only through a steep bushland climb and as it’s a good 1.5-hour drive out of the city, Barrenjoey Headland doesn’t make it to the list of everyday tourist spots. Fortunately though, as you embark on the uneven incline, each step rewards you with an increasingly sublime view of the… Read More
Mid-winter sunshine casts long shadows in the crisp breezy afternoons. The sky is a pale cobalt blue and the sun at noon pierces the chill of Sydney in July. Locals will tell you it’s freezing, but that’s only because if we can’t swim in the ocean, we’ll recite with great drama, how this is the coldest winter in 116.5 years. Sydney siders are crazy about the sunshine, and to be fair, it… Read More
If you’re looking for an escape from the crowds and a quiet spot to unroll the picnic blanket, here’s our guide to some of Sydney’s most secluded city beaches.
We sat on floor cushions with our MacBooks open and Queensland brochures spread haphazardly, half eaten wedges of tangy dhokla and cups of chai beside us. We were up to the last days of honeymoon planning when I suggested that perhaps they should extend, after all it’s no small feat to see Australia in a week, it takes longer to get married in India, why the short honeymoon? It’s not the first… Read More