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Top Picks for Sydney Craft Beer Week

by Lauren Piggott If Australians are known for their love of beer, then Sydneysiders must certainly be known for their love of craft beer. In a city that has a growing obsession with home-grown brews, it seems only fitting that we should have a week to commemorate the dedicated brewers with...

Foundry 616 Jazz Club Turns Two

by Elly Manoe   Foundry616 celebrates two years of keeping it real.  Get ready to blow out the candles and eat some cake, Sydney's favourite jazz club is celebrating its second birthday! Since its establishment in Spring of 2013, Foundry616 has captivated Sydneysiders with an...

5 Things You Need To Know Before Getting in an Uber

by Wendy Hoang For those late to the bandwagon that is Uber, hop in. We're taking you for a ride and giving you a quick rundown on this divisive but popular "ride-sharing" service. Put your cash away, this one's on us. By now you'll have heard that Uber is something between...

Happy Easter Everyone!

Wishing All a Happy Easter and a Safe Long Weekend From the team at Xplore Sydney Xplore Sydney wishes our readers a fun-filled Easter long weekend!  We hope, like every year, your holidays are filled with delicious feasts, good times, and a whole lot of chocolate.  Remember to be...

Warriors on Fire

by Meghna Bali The Chinese New Year celebrations have officially kicked off with the spectacular launch of The Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors at Dawes Point last Friday the 13th. Lord Mayor Clover Moore inaugurated the celebrations stating the City of Sydney was delighted to present the...

Chinese New Year – Ram, Goat or Sheep?

by Bronte Small Chinese New Year is steeped in tradition, however it is also surrounded by a history of confusion, mixed messages and change. Every year there seems to be a new question surrounding it, and this year is about its zodiac animal. China are celebrating 2015 as the Year of the...

St. Valentine’s Day: A Brief, Bloody History

by Bianca Mulet Ah, Valentine’s Day. The day where love is really in the air: whether you’re sharing a special moment with your significant other, or a tub of ice cream and the Sex and the City box-set, Valentine's Day is when romantic love and unnecessary spending runs high. While today...

Congratulations Socceroos, Champions of Asia!

Just epic! After 120 minutes of one of the toughest match for both sides, the Socceroos have snatched the trophy in front of a full house on home turf at Stadium Australia in Sydney. The South Koreans put in a solid effort but it wasn't enough to steal the limelight from the green and gold, who...

Merry Christmas to our Xplorers

A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our Xplorers, especially you super Sydneysiders out there - we wish you all a safe and prosperous 2015 and beyond. We also want to dedicate a special tribute to the friends and families of Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson, whose courage and...

Sydney’s Micronation: Principality of Wy

By Elizabeth Daoud In 2004, in response to a dispute with Mosman council, Sydney artist Paul Delprat founded his own micronation: The Principality of Wy, also known as The Artist’s Principality. In 1993, the Delprat family applied to have a driveway built on public land for access to...

Mysteries Beneath Sydney Harbour

By Elizabeth Daoud Being one of the most iconic locations in Australia, Sydney Harbour is home to the greatest events and celebrations, and also some great mysteries below the surface. A team of surveyors at Sydney Ports, responsible for keeping Sydney Harbour's shipping lanes clear,...

PizzAperta Restaurant & Bar Launches

PizzAperta has just launched and is the trendy new Italian open-air restaurant and bar in Pyrmont. Sporting a spacious piazza-style layout with an intimate charm and a blend of traditional Italian cuisine, local and imported beer and wine, classic and Italian-inspired cocktails and gourmet...

Sky Terrace Rooftop Bar Launches For Summer

A premium and luxurious open space with a stylish vibe, The Star’s famous Sky Terrace is back open for summer. Sporting endless activities, cocktails galore, gourmet food and sweeping views of Sydney’s gorgeous cityscape and Sydney Harbour; Sky Terrace promises to be one of Sydney’s...

Good Old Newtown

Spotted in Newtown - Good Old Newtown I’ve been in Newtown the last 30 – 40 years. Things have really changed over the years. It was really good before – now it’s rich people. Houses are very expensive. The people are similar though, everyone is nice and friendly, and the area has...

Total Lunar Eclipse: Blood Moon

The second of four ‘blood moons’ over the last two years, the total lunar eclipse was a sight to behold. Occurring in prime time, the east coast of Australia had some of the best seats in the world to watch the moon disappear from sight because it was blocked by the Earth. Weather...