Discover Sydney’s Historic Rocks District

Discover Sydney’s Historic Rocks District
... and backpackers, $15 for children 10-16 years, and $75 for a family, the friendly guides will take you to some of Sydney’s oldest buildings, historical shops, and 19th century terrace cottages. Tours run at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 2:30 pm on weekdays and 11:30 am and 2 pm on weekends and public holidays. ...
May 12th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: food and drink, guided tours, historic, museums

The Winner of a Copy of the Historic Walking Guide to Edinburgh

The Winner of a Copy of the Historic Walking Guide to Edinburgh
Earlier this month we announced the opportunity to win a copy of my book, the historic Walking Guide to Edinburgh. I’m pleased to announce our winner, chosen by random number generation, is Angela Nickerson! Congrats Angela – I’ll get in touch with you for your address. If you didn’t win…. Don’t worry, you can still pick up a copy in time for the Hogmanay events!  Each of the walks in this amazing guide  includes: A map highlighting the route Information about...
November 21st, 2009 | Andy Hayes | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: books, historic, walking

Fire Water Closes Vivid Sydney Festival

... ship The Three Bees, sending its cannon balls blazing across Sydney Harbour. Fire Water brings the event to life, beating any history book! The historical reenactment will be backed up a dramatic soundscape echoing around the Cove, light installations, fire sculptures, and flame-grilled food from Sydney’s finest restaurants. It sounds like the perfect remedy for this chilly winter weather! Dates: June 12 to 14 Times: 6 to 9 pm Location: Campbells Cove Address: The Rocks Public transport:...
June 9th, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: convict, Events, Fire Water, first fleet, free, historic, The Three Bees, The-Rocks, Vivid Sydney

Stroll the Cobbled Streets of Gastown

Sunday Walks with Ruthaki #3 Gastown is the historic centre of Vancouver where the first settlement began back in 1870.  As you stroll along the cobbled streets you’ll see various plaques marking historic buildings or events.  Gastown got it’s name from a feisty old character named John “Gassy” Jack Deighton (he liked to talk a lot!).  He build the first saloon to accommodate the workers of a nearby sawmill.  The earliest residents of Gastown were mainly mill workers but...
April 5th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, conventions, Family Friendly, heritage buildings, historic, History & Information, Outdoors & Recreation, Shopping, Tours, walks

Historic Hughenden Hotel

... options it’s often difficult to make up your mind. If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, I suggest indulging in a historic hotel like The Hughenden. This Victorian residence was built by Dr Frederick Harrison Quaife around 1870. These days guests love to explore the mansion’s hallways and admire the relics from the past. The black marble fireplaces, servants’ bells, and grand wrought-iron staircase are all original. The rooms also have also retained the hotel’s...
February 17th, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: historic, Hotels & Places to Stay, Hughenden-Hotel

Picnic Paradise at Clark Island

Leave the hustle and bustle of the city far behind at Clark Island, part of Sydney Harbour National Park. The island is steeped in history. It was named after Lieutenant Ralph Clark, a marine officer who arrived in Sydney with the First Fleet in 1788. In 1789, Lieutenant Clark tried to cultivate a vegetable garden on the one-hectare island. Unfortunately he had to abandon the idea as his crops were repeatedly stolen! Well, we were a nation of convicts! Today Clark Island has a picnic area complete...
January 10th, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Clark Island, exclusive, Great Places to Unwind, historic, National Parks and Wildlife, Sydney-Harbour