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Dog Friendly Stay in Sydney’s South Coast, Gerringong

I’m always on the lookout for pet friendly accommodation in Sydney as I love bringing Kenji with me wherever I go. For the next road trip, we’re met with a beautiful dog friendly home stay at Werri Cosy on the south coast of NSW, in Gerringong. This is such a brilliant and affordable find, a private 2-bedroom home located in a quiet, suburban leafy street, less than a 500m walk from Werri Beach. I’m going to confess, this area is a little hilly on foot, so a walk to the beach might feel like a slightly longer walk than expected. The house itself has a fenced front and back yard. We mainly used the front yard for our dog, however both yards are accessible if required. At the front of the house, there’s a gated car park area which would only fit a small hatchback. That said, we preferred to keep our car on the street to give our dog more area to roam. The front of this home was such a peaceful spot to …

Cycling the Narooma Coastline

Just 4 1/2 hours drive from Sydney, is the beautiful seaside town of Narooma. With a planned weekend away with friends and sunny skies all around, a bike ride along Narooma’s coast is the perfect morning to be out and about. We hired bikes from Southbound Escapes on Campbell Street, Narooma. There’s the option of standard mountain bikes or you can go all out with their electric bikes (e-bikes) which either option is quite affordable and a brilliant way to see the seaside town. Prices start from just A$20 for two hours of mountain bike hire (i.e. only A$10 an hour), or A$40 for two hours for the e-bike hire – which is honestly a bargain for either option. We ended up choosing the e-bikes and they’re pretty cool once they get going. I have to admit, they’re alot heavier in weight than a normal push bike, but whilst you’re pedalling, the bike is doing all the efforts and you’re pedalling ever so lightly. The e-bikes operate the same way as a mountain bike with …

Water View Stay with Southbound Escapes at the Wharf, Narooma

Travelling to the Eurobodalla region and looking for the perfect coastal accommodation? Most people would easily recognise Batemans Bay, however if you opt to travel a little further south, you’ll pass through Moruya and discover the beautiful seaside town of Narooma. From Sydney, Narooma is only a 4 1/2 hour scenic drive along the Princes Highway and the A1, or from Canberra, it’s just shy of a 3 hour drive. Why would you stay in Narooma over all other coastal towns you ask? Did you know you could swim with seals off the coast of Montague Island, near Narooma? There’s also an abundance of outdoor activities including cycleways, rainforest walks and a nearby drive to the heritage village of Tilba Tilba, which is the gateway to the Gulaga Mountain (Mount Dromedary) Walk. Narooma reminds me of what Byron Bay use to be, years ago before the tourism really kicked into overdrive – a chillaxed waterfront town, local markets held on weekends, friendly people always up for a chat and no one ever in a rush. …

Swimming with Seals at Montague Island, near Narooma

A weekend away from Sydney included a stay in the beautiful coastal town of Narooma. What we thought was a quiet, seaside town, is actually a city packed full of outdoor activities. From Sydney, it’s about a 4 1/2 hours drive, or from Canberra, just shy of 3 hours to get here. Ever thought you could get up close to seals? Narooma is actually the pick-up point to experience this crazy, fun, day-trip to Montague Island and one not to be missed whilst you’re in the area. We booked a snorkelling with seals adventure tour at Montague Island with Underwater Safaris. And boy, what an experience. What impressed me the most about the Underwater Safaris crew, is that from the get-go, they were professional and organised. I must admit, I’m not someone who loves being on boats nor a strong swimmer in open water, but when you want to try such a tour, you must to give it a go right? Underwater Safaris is the only dedicated PADI snorkelling and dive boat based in Narooma, …

Must stay Airbnb: Vanam Retreat, Blue Mountains

For anyone planning a trip to the Blue Mountains, look no further as Vanam Retreat is the perfect accommodation and getaway for your stay. I had this Airbnb listing saved for quite sometime. It hadn’t always worked out in terms of our availability and theirs, so when the stars aligned, I booked it in without hesitation – and boy, was it even better than the pictures could describe. This beautiful, architecturally designed property is also home to a yoga and meditation retreat, which is why at times, there may be limited availability. That said when you do secure a stay, you’ll fall in love with this Airbnb as much as I did, with all intentions of returning again. Up to three private guest rooms can be booked in the main house whilst the owners (Andy & Jeff) reside in a separate property only a few steps away. These rooms include the Garden Suite, Valley View Suite or the Sunset Suite. I’d highly recommend booking the Sunset Suite, but to be completely honest, any room at …