Confusingly, when arriving at Brooklyn on the northern outskirts of Sydney by train, you alight at Hawkesbury River Station. The small Sydney suburb of Brooklyn is squeezed between the Ku-ring-gai National Park and the Hawkesbury River. It looks and feels … Read the rest
Did you know that Walter Burley Griffin (who designed Canberra) also designed the Sydney suburb of Castlecrag? I’m embarrassed to say that this was news to me, although as a migrant, perhaps I am forgiven. So, Castlecrag is my destination … Read the rest
It’s only a short walk from Hawkesbury River Station to the Brooklyn Wharf and the Dangar Island Ferry. I live on Dangar Island and it is high time to “discover” this unusual suburb through a visitor’s eyes. With a local’s … Read the rest
How the Sydney suburb of Dee Why got its name is unclear. No one really knows, but what I am going to find out today is more about this northern beach suburb of Sydney. My route will mostly follow the … Read the rest
The railway line divides Eastwood Sydney almost exactly in half. I wonder how different the east and west sides are from each other. But before exploring the streets, I am off on a bush walk.
The Eastern Side of Eastwood… Read the rest
From where I live, it takes me two hours to reach Freshwater. But, a blog about suburban Sydney must include this and other beachside suburbs. To make the journey more pleasurable, I’ll get the ferry to Manly and walk through … Read the rest
When my friends told me that I could get there by ferry, Gladesville became my next suburban discovery. So here I am, on a sparkling Sydney morning, standing at the bow of a ferry leaving Circular Quay with the wind … Read the rest
I live in the Hornsby Shire and shop weekly at the Hornsby Shopping Centre and yet, a little research reveals that I scarcely know this Northern Suburb of Sydney.
The train line divides Hornsby into a Western and Eastern side. … Read the rest
Kirribilli a suburb covering an area of half a square kilometre, has two functioning wharfs. A third, Beulah Street Wharf, is a known fishing spot. This is fitting as the name Kirribilli comes from the Aboriginal word “Kiarabilli” meaning good … Read the rest
As only one of my suburban Sydney discoveries has been north of the Harbour Bridge (Palm Beach), I am getting off the train at Milsons Point. I want to learn more about the waterfront suburbs west of the bridge. Milson’s … Read the rest
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