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Catherine McNeil's guide to sydney

G’day Mate! Welcome to Australia where the water is warm, the surf is up, and shrimps are permanently on the barbie. Hold on to your knickers, cos we’re going down under and outback with model Catherine McNeil. Welcome aboard the Bush Tucker Bus.

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Selections Catherine McNeil
Text Tish Weinstock
Photography Catherine McNeil, The Crown Street Project and Surrey Hills Winery.

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  • porch and parlour

    Keep up you ratbags! Our first stop is the Porch and Parlour. Come here for ace pancakes, heaps of smashed eggs, and some bewdy (that’s Oz for beautiful) pan-fried trout. Plus, everyone who works here is a total hottie, with really great teeth.


    Porch & Parlour

  • grassy knoll beach

    Don’t be a troll; just be a Knoll. As you will see on your right, we are approaching the summery slope of Grassy Knoll Beach, where the sun shines and the sea shimmers. Lay low on your lilo or take a disco nap in the shade, but just beware of the budgy smugglers, the place is crawling with them.

    grassy knoll beach

  • bondi stroll

    Righto, next up: a trek from Bondi to Bronte Walk. Now, don’t do it like a possum up a gum tree, this walk is supposed to be long and leisurely. So grab some tinnies, bring your nipper, and we’ll see you on the other side!

    bondi stroll

  • crown street

    For those of you in the mood for a spot of shopping, please alight at our next stop: Crown Street. Here you’ll find cool art galleries and some spiffy vintage shops. To avoid the stinkers, the best time to come is before lunch.



  • the winery

    We are now approaching our final destination: The Winery. Come here for top drops, great nosh, and a rip snorter of a party. We hope you have a pleasant stay. Ta ta, mate.