Sun, Feb 12|
Sydney, Australia | February 2023
A week-long gathering for traveling families to visit Sydney. We'll explore the Sydney Harbour, pedestrian markets in The Rocks, the botanical garden, beaches and tidepools, and even take a ferry ride to the beach!
Time & Location
Feb 12, 12:00 PM – Feb 18, 12:00 PM
Sydney, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney NSW, Australia
About The Event
Come join us in Sydney, Australia, February 12-18, 2023 for a fun-filled and community-centered worldschool gathering.
Our pop-ups provide a super casual, budget-friendly opportunity to gather, connect with other worldschoolers, learn about the local area, instill new friendships, share your insights, and immerse in a friendly, accepting mobile community.
We've cherry-picked the best low- or no-cost activities that highlight local nature, arts, history, food, and culture... but you'll also have plenty of time to relax, get to know each other, and even stray from the itinerary to add activities that cater to the group's interests (we provide supplemental ideas to tailor your experience).
Pop in for a few days or the full week. Join as many activities as you'd like. It's up to you! We would love to have you come and simply hang out with like-minded families while we dive in and explore the local offerings.
Our itinerary will include activities such as the following:
*Art Gallery of NSW
*Pedestrian excursion through the old town The Rocks
*Manly Beach by ferry
*Vaucluse by ferry
*Beaches and rockpools - there are dozens of then
*Markets on The Rocks
Add-on options include the Maritime Museum, a trip to the Blue Mountains, Harbor Bridge tour, a performance at Sydney Opera House, or a group dinner in an affordable vegan restaurant.
COST per Family:
US$70 Early Bird Rate, expires December 15, 2022
US$100 Regular Rates (solo parents receive a 25% discount, use code SOLO at checkout)
MEET YOUR HOST:
We are an Australian family: Roxanne (born in Ukraine) and Nikita (13). Sydney is our home base for the last 13 years, and we are filmmakers, musicians, performers, animal rights advocates, content creators, and explorers. Nikita, his older sister (27) and I have traveled in Australia, Mexico, USA, Canada, Guatemala, and Fiji. Nikita and I lived in Mexico for the last seven months and explored it deeply.
We have a very wide range of interests from exploring nature & cultures to filming documentaries to standing strong against injustices. We know Australia quite well as we traveled here a lot. During the pandemic restrictions we were locked in Sydney and had a lot of time to explore each and every corner around the city. We can guarantee you a unique pop-up full of discoveries, adventures, and fun for everyone.
Our award-winning documentaries are available on our YouTube channel, Golden Salamander Talks. Plus, Nikita runs his own YouTube channel, Nikita Phoenix Drone Pilot.
LODGING & NEIGHBORHOODS:
Most of our activities will take place in Sydney City Center or Sydney South. Sydney South is affordable and takes ~25 / 30 minutes by train to get into the city if you are located near a train station. Look for accommodation on the Blue Illawarra line such as Arncliffe- Rockdale- Kogarah- Carlton- Allawah- Hurstville stations or closer to the city center. Newtown is another option, a fun hippie town with its own train station. Being located near a train station is highly recommended as city parking is very expensive and buses are lovely but quite slow.
We recommend against staying in Western Sydney or Northern Sydney. The exception is if you're in a campervan, Lane Cove National Park is beautiful and quintessentially Australian (public transport options or short drive into downtown). The host family is staying in Sydney South, near the train station Kogarah. Roxanne is available to give advice before you book.
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Family Entrance $100
One family, one price. Parents, partners, children and grandparents are all included under this admission. Solo parents can use the coupon code SOLO for a 25% discount at checkout.
Early Bird $70 / Family
Purchase by December 15, 2022 This ticket admits one family including children, parents, partners, and grandparents.