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Re-charge in the Blue Mountains

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I just spent a lovely weekend hiking in the Blue Mountains with my family - my 8 and 10 year olds surprised me with their mental and physical tenacity...and with only a few chocolate bribes.

The first hike was Solitary Kiosk Loop - 12km and 1447m elevation gain! Took 6 hours and was very tranquil (until we got to the hordes at Echo Point). Stunning scenery.

www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/blue-mountains-katoomba/solitary-kiosk-loop

The second hike was gentler - Wentworth Falls Overcliff-Undercliff Track. This was a lovely easy path with amazing views, though a few edges so not for those scared of heights!

www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/blue-mountains-wentworth-falls/overcliff-undercliff-track

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Vivid Sydney 2016

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Biennale of Sydney 2016 on Cockatoo Island

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