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View from Sydney ferry

We’ve been living in Sydney for a year now and although our exploration of the city and surrounding area is by no means complete, we thought we’d share seven of the best activities, be it days outs or shorter visits, we’ve done as a family.

1. Coogee Beach – there’s nothing like bumming around on the beach as a family. In Sydney, we’ve explored the eastern, southern and some of the northern beaches. Coogee is one … Read more

Visit the House

This year (2011), Sydney Opera House is celebrating 30 years of Babies Proms events, part of the Kids at the House performances.

Last December, we attended the Christmas themed Babies Proms show with our boys (aged two and four) and thoroughly enjoyed the performance, and the experience of visiting Sydney Opera House. The children were fascinated by the live instruments, percussion, and singing.

If you’ve just moved to Sydney, or are visiting on holiday or as a … Read more

Two cockatoos

Last weekend we went to see The Three Kings at the Sydney Opera House, part of the Babies Proms series. It was a performance of Christmas songs based around the story of The Three Kings. The show ran for 30 minutes and was pitched perfectly for the 2 – 5 age range.

As well as traditional Christmas songs and hymns, we sang the Australian version of The Twelve days of Christmas. Mum had never heard it … Read more


I’m reliably told, by Mr Mum’s gone 2 Aus, that everything in Australia will grind to a halt tomorrow for Melbourne Cup Day; it’s a public holiday in Victoria. In case you’re a real newbie, Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria, the so called “Place to Be” state of Australia…it is certainly the place to be tomorrow.

Melbourne Cup – a very brief history

It’s the 150th running of the race this year. The Melbourne Cup was … Read more

Books by Steve Parish

In Five favourite Australian books for preschoolers Mum talks about the journey of discovery when relocating to a new country. Reading local books provides additional opportunity to immerse yourself and your family in your new life.

Since putting together the Mum’s gone 2 Aus list of preschool favourites, Mum has been introduced to books published by Steve Parish. They’ve been such a hit in our household that we had to share…

Steve Parish – 50 years

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Favourite books

The journey of discovery when relocating to a new country is endless. Something we’ve particularly enjoyed is discovering Australian themed books with the kids. It’s a great way for us all to learn about life and culture in Aus. Here are the Mum’s gone 2 Aus five favourite books for preschoolers, the list is growing daily.

If you’ve discovered great Australian books not mentioned here or have children in a different age range, please add your favourites Read more

City 2 Surf

On Sunday 8th August 2010 “Family Mum’s gone 2 Aus”, completed the 40th City 2 Surf in Sydney, Mum shares experiences from the day in City 2 Surf 2010 – a family affair. If you’re thinking of completing the event as a family here are the Mum’s gone 2 Aus trip and tricks;

Practical Information

  • If you’re entering with children and pushchairs you need to be in the “back of the pack” section of the
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