Little Bay Beach is one of Sydney’s undiscovered jewels. A ‘secret’ beach popular with locals, it’s well protected from large coastal swells making it perfect for swimming and snorkelling. Its golden sands are popular with families while the rock ledges to the north and south are well-known, but sometimes dangerous, fishing spots.
Access to the secluded beach is via a steep timber staircase. Take Pine Avenue off Anzac Parade and there is parking on the street. A café is located in the Prince Henry Centre towards the top of the beach near the chapel.
International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the acts of courage by women, reflect on progress made in the past, and to continue to fight for gender parity!
It was first celebrated in 1975 by the United Nations, and has continued to be a day where the past and present achievements of women are celebrated, alongside a continued fight for gender equality.
Although we are still not at a stage where women are paid an equal amount to their male counterparts, they still aren’t present in equal numbers in businesses, and globally women’s education and health is not valued as highly as those of their counterparts, it is safe to say that today we can celebrate more equality present than ever before!
So today we ask you to celebrate women and how far we have all come as a society!
Celebrate in the spirit of love, culture and joy this February!
Take out your favourite person to a romantic dinner by the harbour, or head down to the Lunar New Year markets and slurp on some yummy noodles. Keep reading to find out what else is on this month and get your planner sorted!
Mardi Gras Fair Day When: Sunday, 17 February at Victoria Park
Come together and bask in the summer of love at Mardi Gras Fair Day, the biggest and most-loved free community event! Wear a splash of colour and spend the day dancing along to the best live entertainment featuring Electric Fields, Maribelle and Momo Juju! Let’s not forget the large selection of food heaven, with over 200 stalls waiting for you!
The Rocks Lunar Markets When: Until 10 February at the Rocks
It’s the year of the pig! Celebrate the Lunar New Year by wandering down to the Rocks this weekend for a variety of Asian food and dessert. There’ll be red lanterns bursting the streets with colour, representing good fortune. And keep an eye out for the lion dance performances at 1pm, 2pm and 6pm!
Daybreaker When: Wednesday, 13 February at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Why not have an early morning yoga and dance party session right inside the Sydney aquarium? You’ll be grooving along with sea turtles, reef sharks and 500 other sea creatures to hot DJ tunes! Put on your active wear and get your dancing shoes on!
Tomato Festival When: 16 – 17 February at Royal Botanic Gardens
Are you a tomato lover? One of Sydney’s juiciest festivals is back for a fifth year! Have the chance to talk with local producers selling tomato-based foods, tour the gardens for free, and participate in cooking demonstrations with well-known chefs! There;s even Tomato Lunch taking place across a 70m long table. How cool is that?
Valentines Day When: Thursday, 14 February
Running out of ideas on what to do for your Valentine? Forget the expensive flowers and bad chocolate – there are so many fancy dinners that will treat you and your significant other to a lovely Valentine’s night out:
– Have a unique Ferris Wheel Dining experience! – Stargaze under the moonlight at Centennial Park! – Hop on the showboat for a romantic dinner cruise! – View the magnificent city expanse at 360 Bar and Dining! – Watch romantic chic flicks at Mov’In Bed Valentine’s Day Movie Night at Moore Park!
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With summer fast approaching, we think it’s time you booked a beach side getaway! We’ve picked a few of the best to choose from…
Unwind @Moana Opulence and experience the Limestone Coast with total privacy. Spend time rejuvenating, sitting watching the sunset as it falls beyond the ocean, relaxing in the spa while viewing the stars in the sky, chilling by the fire listening to the extensive surround sound system.
Heated 20 person spa
Air conditioning throughout
Top floor ocean view balcony
2 x Sea kayaks
2 x Stand up paddle
Drop down TVs In every room
Sunshine Beach Shack provides easy access to the very best the area has to offer. Take a short stroll down the hill to Sunshine Beach Village where you’ll find cafes, bars and amenities. Just a few more steps and you’ll be on the sand at one of Australias best beaches. Sleeping 6, this affordable, fully fenced slice of paradise features everything you need including ocean views, balcony, off-street parking, high ceilings, and air conditioning.
Full equipped kitchen
10 min walk to Sunshine Beach
10 min walk to Sunshine Beach Village
Expansive ocean views from this newly built beach house. Immaculately presented with quality furnishings. Fairwinds is styled to provide relaxed, light and airy coastal comfort. Choose your favourite daybed to take in the summer breeze and wait for the tide before your next surf.
Deck with daybed
Outdoor sitting area
Upon arrival you will be astounded by the breathtaking panoramic beach and ocean views Spectacular Views has to offer. Quietly hidden yet only a short walk to the beach this home really is in an amazing location. Large timber deck to sit, relax and capture the morning sunrise. Light filled rooms and an abundance of glass will invite the outdoors into the open plan living area.
Lower rates for stays over 2 nights
Open plan living area
Stunning Ocean Views is a contemporary large beach house with stunning ocean and beach views. Alfesco style outdoor entertaining is an added bonus. Patonga is one of the Central Coasts most beautiful coastal suburbs. Set amongst the lush bushlands of Brisbane Water National Park. Located only 90 minutes from Sydney. Enjoy the beach, pub, fish and chips, tennis or one of the many surrounding bushwalks.
Outdoor setting with BBQ
This unique very private cottage by the sea has the ultimate location only 50 metres from the main village, whilst still situated right on the quiet coconut palm fringed beachfront. Savannah Breeze Cottage casual style features large lounge, dining & kitchen area opening onto a timbered deck with clear endless views to the beach and ocean, one queen size bedroom.
Private swimming pool
Outdoor eating area
Beach front location
Book your next beachside accommodation through Aabode.com!
Head to Victoria this Spring and experience some of the glorious wonders that the city has to offer. From state of the art museums, striking heritage sites, mouth watering food, and the sporting culture, we can guarantee you’ll have an absolute ball! To top it off we’ve hand picked some of our favourite and most unique properties in Victoria that you won’t want to miss staying in!
Aquabelle One is a large, light-filled Rye apartment with beach views and suits families or groups of 4. Architect designed with holidays in mind, this stunning space offers modern, beautifully styled interior with room for everyone
Master king bedroom with ensuite
Views over Port Phillip Bay
Full equipped kitchen
Two 3 seater leather couch
Contemporary interiors with high ceilings
Secure parking for 2 cars
Keyless PIN access entry
Eden is the perfect retreat for your next family holiday. Watch the kids swim in the in-ground solar heated pool from the sun-soaked living room or relax on the resort sofas next to the pool. This property is perfect for the outdoor entertainer.
5 spacious bedrooms: 1 king + ensuite, 2 queen, 1 tri bunk, 1 queen + ensuite
Solar heated pool
Hydronic floor heating
Secure car and boat parking facilities
Island Pearl, as the name suggests, is something of a rarity on the Island – a beautifully appointed home in a prime location that also has wheelchair access. No matter what your reason for visiting Phillip Island, be it business or pleasure, “Island Pearl” offers an exceptional travel experience. This superb property is loaded with appeal, and is one that you’ll be keen to return to time after time!
4 bedrooms: 2 x queen, 1 x bunk, 1 x single
Outdoor sitting area
Fully fenced courtyard
Offering luxurious studios featuring a fireplace and patios offering mountain views, Studio 1 is set on 40 acres of farm land. Stunning views of Mt Buffalo and the Buckland Valley can be enjoyed from each patio and balcony, which also offer a BBQ and outdoor furniture.
Cooked breakfast: cooked bacon, eggs, mushrooms and tomatoes, fresh bread, locally made jams, yoghurt, cereals and seasonal fruit
6 minute drive from the nearest town, Porepunkah
Several wineries and restaurants within 30 min drive
The ultimate mountain experience enhanced with all the luxury comforts you could ask for. Elevated and surrounded by a lush forest of greenery, the Artist on Everest is a tree house like no other. A sophisticated & contemporary 2 bedroom home, with an attention to detail second to none.
Main bedroom with king size bed and ensuite
Huge open plan living
Luxurious couch and dining space
Nespresso coffee machine
Log fireplace and ducted heating
5 minute stroll from the township of Olinda
Riptide @Cape Woolamai has been superbly set up with one goal in mind, and that is to make your holiday an enjoyable experience! This beautifully furnished and decorated home is situated just 250m from “The Colonnades” surf beach and 1km from the supermarket, shops, cafes and restaurants in downtown Cape Woolamai.