Cheers to the 100th birthday of the Southern Swan

Sydney delivered a stunning summer evening for the Southern Swan to celebrate its 100th birthday this week. Ships rarely survive 100 years and even fewer mark the milestone in active service, so it was a moving moment when the Sydney Harbour Tall Ship set sail from Campbell Cove on January 10. And The Thirsty Travellers…

Sipping cocktails on Cloud 9

If you’re planning a trip to Fiji, there’s an experience you should add to your bucket list: an afternoon sipping cocktails on Cloud 9. Cloud 9 is a fabulous bar and pizzeria that floats off the coast of Malolo Island – on a crystal-clear lagoon that looks out at Fiji’s famous Cloudbreak swell in the…

Mixing NOLA’s new house-blend whiskey

The Thirsty Travellers were given a unique opportunity earlier this month: helping to create NOLA Smokehouse and Bar’s new house-blend whiskey. In an Australian first, NOLA teamed up with US-based Reservoir Distillery and Sydney whiskey fans to add a new spirit to the mix. And The Thirsty Travellers – wearing our Drinks Digest hats for…

Bucket list bar: Charlie Parker’s

The Thirsty Travellers have been eager to visit basement bar Charlie Parker’s since it opened in 2016 … five years later we finally wandered down the stairs to the intimate venue, located below Fred’s restaurant in Paddington. Charlie Parker’s is part of the Merivale group and it’s a gorgeous space that feels like a secret,…

Is this Sydney’s best Mexican food?

The Thirsty Travellers are calling it: Esteban serves some of the most delicious Mexican food we’ve tasted in Sydney. After trying Esteban’s sister restaurant – Tequila Mockingbird, in Paddington – a few years ago, we finally got the chance to take a seat at the bar of the team’s new venue after being thwarted by…

Stirring creativity at The Other Art Fair

If you like mixing your art with your cocktails then you’ll love The Other Art Fair Sydney. The Thirsty Travellers dropped down to The Cutaway at Barangaroo for opening night of the fair, which provides visitors the opportunity to discover and buy contemporary art direct from emerging artists, with 109 artists selected to exhibit across…

Celebrating the Southern Swan’s 100th birthday

Maritime treasure the Southern Swan is celebrating her 100th anniversary in January 2022. Part of the Sydney Tall Ships fleet, the historic vessel will spend her birthday month hosting a series of events and cruises on Sydney Harbour. Ships rarely survive 100 years and even fewer mark the milestone in active service, but the Southern…

Twilight cruising with Sydney Tall Ships

Stepping back in time aboard a historic tall ship is a glorious way to experience Sydney Harbour at dusk. The Thirsty Travellers originally booked a cruise with Sydney Tall Ships for VIVID Sydney, but our adventure was cancelled due to COVID-19 lockdown. We skipped the option of a refund and chose to pay a little extra…

Sydney headland walks: Turimetta Beach

Narrabeen Headland Trail is a beautiful part of Sydney’s Bicentennial Coastal Walk to explore, filled with spectacular scenery and the bonus of a “secret” beach, called Turimetta. We kicked off our adventure with lunch at a cafe called Nourished, which is nestled under a stand of Norfolk Pines near Narrabeen Bridge. The cafe does an…

Sydney headland walks: Flat Rock Beach

Spending three months in lockdown has required a little creativity to satisfy our travel bug. Fortunately our local LGAs are filled with stunning beauty, so we’ve been sating our wanderlust on weekends by exploring beach headlands. Killarney Point might not be the first destination on your beach bucket list, but the Garigal National Park is…