Sydney's West is a wonder of multiculturalism, with peoole from literally hundreds of nations jostling against each other. Amongst the most vibrant communities is that of the Vietnamese, who've bought far more than just food to the country. This is a great tour through Sydney's most Vietnamese suburb, a place where there are plenty of signs that the locals haven't bothered translating into English, and where there is scrumptious fare around every corner....read more
1 hide detailExplore Sydney's Cabramatta district
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Established by a former school teacher and chef who also holds a degree in Asian Studies, this tour provides the opportunity to explore one of Sydney's most vibrant, multi-cultural precincts. After boarding a bus at either North Sydney or Central Station, participants proceed to Cabramatta where they are divided into small groups headed by a guide with local knowledge. Highlights include a tour of the diverse, local Asian shops selling everything from food to kitchenware, clothing, textiles and jewellery as well a sumptuous lunch. Cost: Regular tour (including disabled access) AUD90 per person.
The Blue Mountains are about 2 hours drive from Sydney, a majestic range named for the distinctive colour they take from a distance. The way is studded by little towns and communities. At the foot of the mountains is the forgettable service center of Penrith, but further up into the mountains are wonderful towns filled with quaint little B&Bs, such a* Katoomba (an old time hippy capital, and certainly the cultural hub of the area) and Blackheath (a quieter...read more
2 hide detailA taste of the Blue Mountains
Not far from Penrith, the Rock Lookout is in the historic Mulgoa Valley. Part of the Blue Mountains National Park, it was given as a gift to the people in the 1900s. For superb views of the Nepean River simply follow the short track 200m to the Rock Lookout. For the more adventurous, a longer track leads from the car park to Rileys Mountain. Although a little rough at times, the 2.5 kilometer path is fairly easy to tackle. It passes through Eucalypt Forest and swampy heath with some breathtaking views of the Nepean Gorge.
3 hide detailRocks bush and snow
If you are interested in abseiling, rock climbing, canyoning, mountaineering or bush survival, this is for you. AMS has been running courses since 1981. Try the Abseiling Adventure,-a one-day beginners course, the two-day Rock climbing course or the Indoor/Outdoor Rock Skills Conversion course. In winter, there are Snow Mountaineering and off-piste Skiing adventures and a week-long Bush Survival and Navigation course.