Secret Suburb: Things to do and see in St Leonards

Join Daniel on a Sydney Ghost Tour

The hardest part of writing these pieces – besides each story – is trying to decide which ones to include, exclude or keep reserved for bar room banter. St Leonards was one of those places that hit every mark. Being one of the earlier suburbs across Sydney Harbour there are plenty of historical anecdotes and interesting legends. Read More

Secret Suburb: Things to do and see in Woolwich

The stunning view of Sydney Harbour from Clarkes Point Reserve in Woolwich

Unless you have a vested interest in maritime activities, or a thirst for nautical history, you’ve probably never really considered venturing over to Woolwich. That’d be a real pity though as this tranquil town sitting on a crest overlooking the water has all the makings of a picture perfect day. Read More

Secret Suburb: Things to do and see in Ultimo

Considered “city fringe” Ultimo is walking distance to the CBD, but near enough to parks and the harbour to be considered a bit more suburban. It a relatively short time, it’s gone from the dregs  – quite literally the scourge of Sydney – to a desirable area, partially due to its proximity to shops, unis and public transport. Read More

Secret Suburb: Things to do and see in Auburn

Kekilli Jewellers owner Aisye Kekilli explains the golden designs in her shop window

For the return of the Sunday Telegraph‘s popular Secret Suburb, I chose the Sydney suburb of Auburn because I wanted to explore this fascinating melting pot of cultures with my wonderful friend Asma, who was in town from Darwin.
Even if you think you know the area, I bet there are a few surprises for you to discover as I did.

Read Secret Suburb: Revealing Auburn’s sweet treats and glittering gold 

Secret Auburn, Sunday Telegraph, June 29, 2014

Secret Auburn, Sunday Telegraph, June 29, 2014

Things to see, do, and appreciate in Auburn:

Auburn was a great – and educational – way to start my Secret Suburb column. Browse photos of some wonderful people I met in Auburn and some of the great places I discovered. This is my column on the Sunday Telegraph website.


Where is Auburn?


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