Discover a little bit of Sydney's eclectic 'Golden Mile' you never knew or bring back some of your old favourite memories of the area from years gone by.&nbsp;&nbsp;Springfield and&nbsp;Challis by Sydney Lodges are partnering with Journey Walks and Dulcie's Kings Cross to show you a unique side to one of Sydney's most vibrant villages.&nbsp;This Thursday- in conjunction with the Potts Point precinct's 'Shop Late - Xperience Potts Point at Night' supported by the City of Sydney- Sydney Lodges is sharing their knowledge of the history- architecture and heritage of the glory days of the area.&nbsp;The experience begins with a Martini classMake & drink your own martini by Dulcie's Kings Cross- the premier drinking den of the area- aptly named after Queen of Bohemia- local Dulcie Deamer (1920s writer and activist).&nbsp;Take a tour of Potts PointStep back in time to relive the last century of this exclusive neighbourhood- turned bohemian hub- turned international entertainment mecca and underworld playground!&nbsp;Hear the stories of glamour- good-times and murder as you wander the avenues and back lanes of Potts Point.Once the tour is finished- our local guide will leave you to enjoy what's on offer at the Shop Late Xperience before Sydney Lodges tucks you in for a good night's rest.&nbsp;&nbsp;Sydney Lodges- boutique hotel group offers heritage vibes- cool tones- fresh clean linen and a warm friendly welcome. Wake up just steps from our local cafes and order your favourite coffee and breakfast.&nbsp;The tours will be kept to a small group of up to 8 people- adhering to current Covid-safe protocols.Inclusions: one Martini class including your own martini plus the 1-hour walking tour with any overnight stay at either Springfield or Challis by Sydney Lodges.&nbsp;Book Now
Explore the thirty hectare paradise adjoining Sydney Harbour. Learn about the site's history- seasonal displays- heritage tree collection and meet some of the animals and insects that make this oasis in the city their home- on this 1.5 hour exclusive tour. Paul will share with you some the stories our more than 25-000 plants (more than 7-000 different species) have to tell. Bizarre stories of pollination- inspiring stories of resilience and tales of our plants connections to scientists- scientific discovery and even royalty.The tour begins at The Calyx- featuring our latest display&nbsp;inBLOOM. Grab a coffee and explore the display before the tour. The tour finishes at&nbsp;Growing Friends Plant Sales- selling rare and unique plants from our living collection propagated by our volunteers.Remember it is your special tour- so be sure to let us know any specific interests or needs. Our buggy can take up to 5 guests. Booking is via a primary contact.&nbsp;Please contact Paul Nicholson if you have any questions or would like to book a group for a different day. (Note a premium applies to weekend bookings).
Time to clear out those junk drawers and bring along your old batteries- mobile phones- light bulbs and soft plastics to our Recycling Pop-up at Broadway Shopping Centre.To celebrate National Recycling Week- we've partnered with Broadway Shopping Centre to offer a convenient recycling station for all those tricky items that don't belong in your household bin.Test your knowledge and winDoes a takeaway coffee cup go in the yellow lid recycling bin or the red lid rubbish bin? Test your knowledge in our Waste Sorting Challenge and go in the draw to win Zero-Waste prize packs worth over $500.Did you know your plastic bags could be turned into street furniture?By recycling your soft plastics like shopping bags- bread bags and chip packets- you can give them a second life as a park bench or outdoor gym. Drop them off at our recycling station or use soft plastics recycling bins found at most major supermarkets.
These old neighbourhoods are bursting with stories and hidden gems.On this walk you'll:Learn why there are so many pubs in this part of Sydney and what a 'VIP Lounge' isDiscover the Aboriginal and early European history of the areaBe surprised by my choice for Australia's 'national dish'See why this is one of the most multicultural parts of AustraliaGain an insight into our unique sense of humour andFind out some Aussie slang along the wayWe'll stop for a coffee at my favourite cafe mid-way through the walk- and at the end- we finish with a glass of delicious local craft beer at one of the most unique pubs you'll find in Sydney - complete with a talking pet cockatoo!Note we walk about 3.2 km (2 miles) at a relaxed pace and a mostly flat route. We've had everyone from 3-year-olds to 80-year-olds complete the walk and it is pram-baby carriage friendly but please message us if you have any questions.This is a fun- relaxing and enjoyable way to spend your Saturday morning- discovering new parts of Sydney. Even if you've lived in Sydney your whole life- we'll show you new things and tell you stories you've never head before - that's our promise.Now with free hand sanitiser and kangaroo-sized spacing (1.5m)