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McMahons Point

    McMahons Point, Sydney (lower north shore)

Rent: pricey, pricey, pricey

Vibe: Let's do lunch

Location: Harbour, Inner city

McMahons Point is a popular hangout for professionals and café scene devotees aged over 30. It’s one of Sydney’s most affluent suburbs with a good village feel, appealing streets, period architecture and unbelievable city and harbour views. It's a very relaxed and convenient place to live with a good pub, cafes and good public transport nearby.


There are postcard views across the harbour to the city from the bottom of Blues Point Road. Some would even say that same stretch of territory has an eye sore - the tall Harry Seidler apartment block, which was meant to be the first in a series of replica towers along the road. It stopped at one.

McMahons Point has a mixture of middle class high achievers, and some more creative types. Lunch hour attracts the finance set from the North Sydney office towers, and middle class mums out for lunch. Speaking of which - The vibe: let’s do lunch. Shoe equivalent: Lloyds, high heels. Would suit: ages 28+, finance types, well paid professionals, singles, families, wealthy students, executives. Parking can be very difficult. Location: harbour. Postcode: 2060. Distance: 3km from the city centre. Location: North. (More information below and to your left <<<)



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One of the biggest tourist attractions in Melbourne is the nightly penguin parade at Phillip Island. The penguins come out at dusk at Summerland Beach in Summerland.
Ph: (03) 5951 2800


US comedian Joan Rivers is ambassador for the island’s penguins.

Useful websites for more information:

Phillip Island is a popular holiday destination for many Melbournians and Victorians especially during the summer school holidays. It has plenty of ocean beaches, camping facilities, nature and wildlife reserves, koala viewing, helicopter rides, a maze and puzzles to test kids' minds, and outdoor activities for the family including fishing, boating, surfing and swimming.

The Phillip Island Wildlife Park:

Here you will find koalas sleeping in gum trees. Other animals including wallabies and wombats roam around, and can be hand fed.
2115 Phillip Island Rd, Cowes.
Ph: (03) 5952 2038

The Nobbies
This is a popular destination for seals who like to hang out on the Seal Rocks. There's also a blowhole here.
Ventnor Rd, Ventnor.
Ph: (03) 5951 2816


A Maze N Things
Here you will find a maze, puzzles, and the highest indoor slide in the southern hemisphere
1805 Phillip Island Rd, Cowes

Ph: (03) 5952 2283

Phillip Island Circuit
This is where the Grand Prix is held and for bike riding enthusiasts who would like to test their skills, there's a Go-kart replica track of the main circuit.


It's about a 90 minutes drive to the island (140km south east of Melbourne) or you can bus it there with your choice of tour bus companies.

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