Travel Tips

Taste Sydney

International Food Safari 2012

From 25 June until 8 July the International Food Safari is on at King Street Wharf!

Don't miss this huge celebration of international cuisine in one of Sydney's most spectular spots to visit, the King Street Wharf.

Visit for more information about the event.

Sydney Vivid Festival

Vivid Sydney has just started and is running unitl 11 June 2012.

This unique, artistic event features well known landmarks of Sydney lit up with artwork from projected lights at night. In the featured picture you can see how Vivid Sydney has turned Custom House into a cartoon-like structure.

Most of the lighting installations, including the famous Sydney Opera House installaiton, can be seen from most parts of Circular Quay.

So, head down. It's free! Circular Quay is easy to get to from our Randwick and Potts Point lodges.

Starts nightly from 6pm onwards.

Madame Tussauds Opens in Sydney

The famous Madama Tussauds has opened its latest location in Sydney today!

See all your favourite celebs from Lada Gaga to Brangelina as well as some local celebs like Delta Goodrem!

Book your tickets online at

Sydney Mardi Gras

Sydney Mardi Gras is here again and this year Kylie's coming!

This year's Mardi Gras is set to be the biggest Mardi Gras in years, if not of all time. For one, Kylie's long awaited Mardi Gras appearance is finally happeneing in 2012!

If you're heading to Sydney for Mardi Gras this year, make sure you book your accommodation early. Our Kings Cross/Potts Point properties are within easy walking distance of the parade route.

Key Mardi Gras Dates and Locations:

Harbour Party @ Mrs Macquarie's Point: 25th February
The Parade on Oxford Street: 3rd March
The Party @ Sydney Entertainment Quarter: 3rd March

Sydney Festival

Sydney Festival

Sydney Festival runs from 7th - 29th January 2012.

Don't miss (although it's pretty hard to) the fabulous Sydney Festival while you're in town in January next year.

Be ready for a big night on 7th for Sydney Festival First Night. Streets are shut down, artistic performances take over the CBD and Hyde Park and music and lights create a party atmosphere in the stunning harbour city.


Throughout the dates of the festival, keep an eye out at these venues:

Seymour Centre (Chippendale)

Carraigeworks (Redfern)

Belvior St Theatre (Surry Hills)

Sydney Opera House (Sydney)

Go to for lots more information including event lists, times and ticket information.


Sony World Photography Awards

Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition

The Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition has arrived at the Sydney Opera House!

Here until Sunday 20th November 2011, this famous artistic event makes its Australian debut in the very iconic and appropriate Sydney Opera House.

The exhibition is open daily from 9am until 5pm and is free of charge! Featuring the most talented photographers from aroudn the world, this competition is the largest of it's kind. 

The theme this year is 'Speed of Life' and is expected to showcase some of the competitions most impresive work yet. We very much encourage you to visit this unique attraction when you visit Sydney.

The Sydney Opera House is easily accessable by public transport from all of the Sydney Lodges.

Night Noodle Markets

Night Noodle Markets - Crave Food Festival

The Night Noodle Markets in Hyde Park have just started!

For two weeks, Sydney's Hyde Park will become an authentic Asian hawker-style noodle market.

You can find dumplings, noodles, stir-fry as well as many other strange and wonderful things all in the centre of Sydney CBD!

The best way to get there is by bus as the parking is quite limited. You're best to go early so you can get a table at around 6pm!