An attempt to visit every suburb in Sydney.

I love Sydney. It’s where I was born, where I grew up, and my home today. When most people think about Sydney, they think about our ic...

Introduction - What this challenge is about

I love Sydney. It’s where I was born, where I grew up, and my home today.

When most people think about Sydney, they think about our iconic harbour, the great beaches, perhaps the CBD, but Sydney is more than that. Greater Sydney contains around 650 suburbs over 12 000 square kilometres. It’s full of people’s homes, stores, restaurants, offices, factories, parks, schools, universities, and God knows what else. It is the home to around 5 million people from just about everywhere on earth.

Can anybody truly say they’ve seen all of it? Certainly not me.

I stumbled across a list of every suburb in Sydney, and I’ve realised that there’s a whole heap of places in this town I’ve never even heard of, let alone visited. That’s why I’m planning to visit, and share at least one photo of, every suburb in this city. That’s what this project will be.

I'll be using suburbs as defined on the NSW government's Geographical Names Register and will follow this great Wikipedia article listing the suburbs of Sydney.  

From each suburb, I'll share at least one photo, and give my thoughts. I also won’t use photos from previous visits. I like the idea of starting from zero and picking each and every place off, even though I’ve already been to a good chunk of these places some time in the my life.

Part of this project is about trying to find something interesting in every place, and I’m sure for some suburbs that might be a challenge. I have no clue how long this will take, or if I’ll be able to finish, but at the very least, it’s an adventure.

Here we go.

14 comments:

  1. love this, i always complain about how 'boring' sydney is knowing there are plenty of places i've yet to visit.

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  2. The web site is lovingly serviced and saved as much as date. So it should be, thanks for sharing this with us. What is CBD

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  3. Love this blog Yaz - good work! So much I don't know about my home town - don't need to rush to check it out though - I expect you'll eventually do it for me.

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  4. Come and visit my suburb, Artarmon. I guarantee you will be bored and will want to leave within the first 10 minutes.

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    1. Hey, boring suburbs with nothing in them are kind of my jam.

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  5. keep it up!!! so glad smh has introduced me to this blog

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  6. I really enjoyed seeing/listening to you on Sunrise this morning and now look forward to following your trip around Sydney. I had a similar idea a few years back but as I live in Canberra it will take years and years plus I am nowhere near as organised or determined as you seem to be. Good luck.
    Albert

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    1. Thanks Albert! It might not be feasible for you to check out "every" suburb, but I'd encourage you to go exploring anyway! You might find some great spots just around the corner from your house that you never knew existed.

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  7. Hi Yaz. I think this is a great idea. I'll be following your blog.

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