We’ve never found a better public art event anywhere in the world than Sydney’s wonderful Sculpture by the Sea.
Category Archives: Travel-Australia
Backtracking: My article about our recent trip to Tasmania has now been published in mainstream media, so the full story can now be released on the blog…
There was bound to be opposition. The friendly Wilderness Society volunteers we meet at Hobart’s Salamanca Markets don’t like the idea that a few privileged people can fly into remote Tasmanian lakes in a seaplane and ‘spoil things for everybody else’. Continue reading
We’re off on our travels again tomorrow, to places that I’m sure will be exotic, fascinating and beautiful.
But there are things we’re going to miss about Australia of course. Certain joys and simple pleasures are unique to our wide brown land. Continue reading
It’s only a short drive out of Sydney, a 400-hectare pocket of dense jungle at the foot of the escarpment. And it’s a little treasure. Continue reading
Roald Amundsen wasn’t happy in Hobart in 1912. Apart from being besieged by media wanting the scoop story of his epic trek to the South Pole, we’re told he recorded in his diary that his room in Hadley’s Orient Hotel was ‘miserable’.
Really? The man had just spent months sharing a tent with four smelly Norwegian mates and some huskies and he found a warm hotel room a bit squeezy?
It’s hard to imagine he’d have much to complain about in Hadley’s these days, especially if he stayed in the spacious suite that now bears his name. Continue reading
I hope I never get over the excitement of seeing a play in an iconic venue, particularly when I’ve written the play myself.
While The 26-Storey Treehouse was playing in the Sydney Opera House in January, I loved strolling smugly past the tourists taking their selfies outside, flashing my backstage pass at the Stage Door and walking through to chat with the cast and crew, then heading out into the foyer to mingle with the audience. It was my theatre for the month.
Now the play is on tour, this week in the oldest theatre in Australia, and arguably the most beautiful. Continue reading