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Dig in and help improve your local environment for National Tree Day. They’ve been planting the idea for 20 years.

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What do Taylor Swift, ACDC, Monster Jam and the Bledisloe Cup have in common? They’re all heading to Sydney Olympic Park and you should too.

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Newcastle

Simple meals, bursting with the flavour – that’s what you’ll get at Blue Door Café.

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Hostings - Blue Mountains

There’s a thriving food community in the Blue Mountains where local producers are whipping up delicious goodies.

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9th August 2015

Enjoy some of Mudgee’s finest drops at the Mudgee Wine & Food Festival in Balmoral, celebrate Japanese pop culture at the SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show and gear up for the Sun-Herald City2Surf!

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Catch Up

Mike’s on a Blue Mountains foodie tour; Tania’s visiting the Central Coast’s secret gem; Jack’s finding out what Aussie TV & film legend Michael Caton does on the weekend; Daniel’s checking out two must-visit Canberra spots at Local Press Café and Penny University plus you can take your family to the Gold Coast with Erica’s Hot Deal.

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Hot Deal

Peppers Broadbeach

Escape to Queensland’s sunny Gold Coast to a hotel that has everything – even its own cinema!

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Coming up

The sky’s the limit for Mike when he goes on an aerobatic adventure; Pete’s racing along the world’s longest rollercoaster zip line experience; Felicity is saddling up to learn how to be a fair dinkum cowgirl; Rose is catching up with Dom from Restaurant Revolution and Erica has a capital idea for a weekend in the ACT.

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Killcare

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My Sydney Weekender – Michael Caton

Bondi Beach is one of Australia's most famous beaches and when you’re visiting there are two places you can’t miss.

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Local Press Café

Daniel Gibson | A la carte

Extra, extra! Local Press in Canberra is making headlines with their wholefoods based menu made with local and ethical produce.

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Penny University

Daniel Gibson | Cafe

Penny University is a modern take on 17th Century London coffeehouses.

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Barbuto Restaurant

Pete Wells | Aussie

Here’s a restaurant that really is surf and turf.

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Mexicano

Pete Wells | Mexican

Forget all the clichés about Mexican food being cheesy, at Mexicano it’s the real McCoy.

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About

Sydney Weekender, hosted by Mike Whitney, is now in its 22nd year!
Travelling around the city and throughout the length & breadth of the state, each episode investigates the best places to stay, eat and play so you can make the most of your weekend. 

After retiring from international cricket, Mike first appeared on Sydney Weekender back in 1994, and since then has loved every minute of it. 

Over the years, Mike has hosted Sydney Weekender from all over New South Wales; from Eden in the south, to Tibooburra in the far northwest of the state. 

One of Mike's favourite moments was when he had the chance to fly in a fully restored De Havilland Vampire fighter jet at the Temora Aviation Museum. "The pilot opened the throttle and sent the Vampire vertical," he says, "It was such a blast - the whole time I was thinking - I've got the best job in the world."

Sydney Weekender is on every Sunday at 5.30pm on the Seven Network in Sydney, and across N.S.W. & the A.C.T. on the PRIME Network. It's repeated a week later on 7TWO.


We're also on 7TWO on Saturdays - Please check your local guide for times.