Bars Maketh the Man: Manly’ coolest 5 x Bars of 2017

Manly Wine Bars

Address:  8-13 South Steyne, Manly
Phone:  +61 2 8966 9000
Hours:  7 days – 7am till late

Manly Wine offers its own eclectic, quirky setting, but what sets it apart from its sister venues is a spectacular beach side view. Offering a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu along with a creative drinks menu, Manly Wine is a top spot to visit any time of day. Whether you’re looking for a long lunch or Sunday afternoon session, Manly Wine is the place to be. It’s also a great venue for groups and functions with set menus and a range of private and semi-private areas available for bookings.

Keep your eyes on their daily specials such as ‘Wednesday Wine Tastings’ and a ‘Girl’s Picnic’ on weekends, there is always something happening.

The Manly Wharf Hotel 

Address:  Manly Wharf, East Esplanade, Manly
Phone:  +61 2 9977 1266
Hours:  Mon -Fri- 11.30am- 12.30am, Sat– 11am-1pm, Sun- 11am- 12am

The Manly Wharf Hotel is located on (surprise, surprise) the Manly Wharf, which makes arriving by ferry a perfect option, should you not be a local.

The hotel has been a Manly hot spot for years and with their stunning waterfront location, it’s not hard to work out why. The interior is relaxed beach chic. The venue perfect for groups and always full however probably not the best quiet date night spot.

The food menu is standard pub fare meaning salads, seafood, burgers, grill and pizzas etc. Plus, they offer reasonably priced daily specials.

Drinks wise they offer cocktails, beer and wine. Also good to keep your eye out for their special events with DJ line ups such as Sunset Sessions, Australia Day and pretty much a party for every upcoming holiday there’s always something happening.


Hemingway’s Bar Manly

48 N Steyne, Manly NSW 2095

Sonia Piantoni and Emmanuel Deleuze took over the reins at Hemingway’s just over a year ago, moving here from the French Alps, where they own Le Montana, a Michelin Star restaurant in the mountain resort, Val Thorens.

Their common passion for gastronomy and love for Australia, which Emmanuel has been visiting for over 20 years, has inspired them to bring a little bit of French flavour to Manly.

Hungarian chef Zsolt Kovacs has had 12 years of experience fine-tuning his skills as a chef, starting his training in the Rhineland in Germany, before moving on to Munich, Berlin and Bavaria. Zsolt has trained with many renowned French chefs throughout his career and has been collaborating with Sonia and Emmanuel Deleuze, the French owners of Hemingway’s Manly, to create a menu that combines Manly seaside favourites with traditional French cuisine.

Zsolt has trained with many renowned French chefs throughout his career and has been collaborating with Sonia and Emmanuel to create a menu that combines Manly seaside favourites with traditional French cuisine.


27 The Corso, Manly Beach NSW 2095

TEL: 02 9976 3955 FAX: 02 9977 0957                               

a much-loved local pub located in the heart of The Corso at Manly on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Offering a refreshing, timeless and sophisticated setting the Ivanhoe Hotel has a strong emphasis on food, quality and produce. Behind the magnificent heritage facade, The Ivanhoe Hotel’s interiors channel a Hamptons-inspired coastal beach vibe while retaining the welcoming and relaxed atmosphere of Manly and a local pub.

Boasting indoor and outdoor, relaxed all-weather spaces over three floors, including two of Sydney’s most impressive rooftop bars, The Ivanhoe Hotel’s spaces are perfect for lunch, dinner, drinks or a night out on the town. The variety of different areas throughout the pub allow guests to tailor their own experiences; whether it is casual large lunches with the whole family, afternoon cocktails in the sun with friends in one of the open-air courtyards, quiet corners for a quick bite to eat or celebrations in the surf clubhouse-style second floor bar and open-air rooftop, The Pines. These spaces are also perfect function spots for intimate groups right up to large events.

The Ivanhoe Hotel is also home to a boutique bottle shop as well as a dedicated sports bar, offering one of Sydney’s best venues for watching sport with full TAB facilities.

Good Hope Manly  

(02) 9977 0194 1/10 Belgrave St Manly 2095

Good Hope alludes to the origin of Australia’s first vine cuttings brought over with the First Fleet from the Cape of Good Hope before being planted on the foreshores of Sydney Cove where the InterContinental Hotel now stands.

We believe that great wine needs to be paired with great food. Good Hope’s dishes, are a modern take on Australian cuisine. Our menu is cooked with love and our dishes are designed to share.

What’s On

February Specials

Tuesday – Half price cheese and meat plates

Choose from a variety of meats and cheese’s to design your own tasty plate.

Thursday -Thursday Feast

Thursday night at Good Hope is feast night.

Our team releases a new menu weekly, paired with matching wines, we’ve taken the hard work out for you. Sit back, relax and let us do the rest for you.

$35 per person food only

$80 per person with matching wines


Tuesday – Friday  4pm – 12:00am

Saturday – 2pm – 12:00am

Sunday-  2pm – 10:00pm

Coolest Tattoo Parlours in Sydney

Kaleidoscope Tattoo Parlour

About Us

Proudly delivering quality tattoos with friendly customer service for 20 years. We are Bondi’s original tattoo studio.

Established in 1995 at the famous Bondi Beach, Kaleidoscope Tattoo Studio has grown to become one of the most respected and well-known tattoo and body piercing studios in Sydney. We are proud of our reputation for delivering quality tattoos with friendly customer service. Whether it’s large custom tattoos or smaller pieces for walk in customers, we believe everyone should be given the same courtesy and support.

Our impressive line-up of award-winning tattoo artists possess amazing drawing skills. They approach their work with genuine passion and aim to design and deliver a tattoo that is personal and expresses precisely what you’re after. Our tattoo artists specialise in a wide range of tattoo styles including traditional, neo traditional, Japanese, oriental, realism, water colour, and other more artistic styles. Our work has been featured in all major tattoo publications and in numerous media for nearly 20 years.

Phone: 02 9365 0167 to book in your free consultation today!

Contact Us

P: 02 9365 0167


Opening Hours:

Sunday – Friday: 12pm – 8pm

Saturday: 10am – 8pm

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Welcome to LDF Tattoo, a tattoo studio owned and operated by tattoo artists who draw on more than 50 years of experience in the Australian tattoo industry. We have two locations, one on King Street in Sydney’s Newtown, an area known for it’s arts and culture and the other on Illawarra Road in Marrickville. Please check us out, have a look at our work and let us know how we can help you realise that tattoo you’ve been planning. Please feel free to leave us some feedback, and jump on the above link to follow us on facebook.


Les and the team @ LDF Tattoo.


LDF Tattoo Newtown                                                     

26 King Street, Newtown

Sydney, Australia

(02) 9550 6759


Trading Hours

Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm

Sunday 12pm – 5pm


The Darling Parlour is a custom walk-in tattoo studio in the heart of Balmain, Sydney. We specialise in custom designs, good quality and clean tattoos for each individual client. We are a family operated tattoo studio with a huge passion for tattoos and all things creative. We love what we do and we feel it shows in our work.

Dave and Sasha are the proud owners and operators of the darling parlour working alongside some great artists and friends. They have created a space which expresses not only their artwork but a piece of themselves.


The Darling Parlour Tattoo

4/13 Beattie St, Balmain NSW 2041, Australia


How do I book an appointment?

  • Shoot us an Email! or check out our GET A QUOTE
    When emailing, be sure to attach any reference pictures of the design you were after as well as stating where on your body you were after it.
  • Over the phone. You can call the shop and speak to one of our friendly staff, who will be able to book you in. Be sure to have your card ready to take an over the phone deposit!
  • Swing by the shop!Pop in at any time and speak to our artists.This is the best way to get an accurate price on the piece you were wanting.


Consultations are FREE, but need to be booked in.
Contact us via email, phone or drop by and we can book you in with one of our artists
Be sure to bring any reference pictures you may have to help describe the design you were after.
Your artist will usually draw up your design the day prior to or on the day of your appointment, so you will not be able to see your design till the actual day of your appointment.

Do you ever have guest artists in the shop?

Yes! We frequently do, check out our Guest page!

Send us your portfolio if you are keen on travelling and working with us.

How old do I have to be to get tattooed or pieced in your studio?

We do not tattoo any patrons under the age of 18.

Persons under the age of 18 shall not be pierced, unless accompanied by a legal guardian.
Both need photo ID, guardian/parent need a Medicare care with both names on it OR paperwork verifying their legal guardianship.

Find Us

Stone Heart – 1/77 William Street, Sydney, NSW

Located in the heart of the Sydney CBD, just a few minutes walk from Town Hall station.

We are located ground level, just above the famous Club 77.

If you get lost, feel free to call us on (02) 8095 0100 for directions.


We are a custom design and walk-in tattoo studio (sorry, no piercing). We are fast becoming renown as Sydney’s go to Tattoo Studio, with our artists tattooing the likes of Justin Beiber, Ruby Rose, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith. Our shop is tucked away in a light-filled studio in Bondi, open 7 days a week from 11am until late. We pride ourselves on our friendliness, cleanliness and our down to earth attitude – Everyone is welcome!

Our studio is a treasure-trove of tattoo relics, tattoo memorabilia and just plain old cool shit! Every inch of every wall is covered in art and sculpture, collected from around the world over decades of travel. Our studio space is constantly evolving with new art, new tattoos, tattoo memorabilia and guest artists.  *As our studio is very busy with limited space, we kindly ask that you limit the people accompanying you to just one. There is plenty to see and do around our studio, so ideally it would be great if your friends and family could meet you after your appointment – thank you.

Despite our name, we don’t just do Japanese style tattooing, we cover all styles from black and grey, realsim, geometric/dot work to traditional Americana. We have some of the best artists in the industry, each being fully licensed using only the best equipment and supplies. To find out more about our artists and to see their work, head to the artist section on our website.


Even though our artists work mostly by pre-booked appointments, we still offer walk-in’s when time permits. If we have time to do same-day tattoos, it will usually be small to medium in size with the design ready to go. If we can’t tattoo you on the spot, there may be an artist who will have time later that day or the following to get you tattooed. Our studio has up to 5 artists working at any one time, so chances are good we can get you booked in. If you’re wanting to get a large or more complex tattoo, it’s best that you contact one of our artists directly to organise a consultation.

Little Tokyo is open Monday to Sunday, 11am until Late. We recommend calling ahead for walk-in appointments but if you feel like dropping in, we’ll be more than happy to chat to you about your tattoo.

Open 7 days a week, 11am – Late

P: (02) 8068 4912  |  E:   Instagram @_littletokyo_


Night Tours of Sydney

Sydney is known for its vibrant nightlife. In fact, after the sun has set and cast its radiance over the Sydney Harbour, the life in the city is just getting started.

Attractions at Night

strip-outs waste management sydneyTourists who have a penchant for escorts can have a tour of Sydney brothels and nightlife. But if you have kids with you or would want to experience the city’s attractions at night, you can start your excursion at Sydney Tower. Take marvel at the spectacular view of the city lights or feast at the sumptuous food served in the Tower’s restaurants. You should also visit the Sydney Observatory. Look at the stars, planets or other heavenly bodies using the telescopes at the country’s oldest observatory. After a little astronomical experience, head to Sydney Aquarium. Kids and those young at heart will surely enjoy the country’s marine life. If you’re up for a hair-raising and spine-chilling experience, sign up for The Rocks Ghost Tour. Of course, the best time to revisit Sydney’s dark history is at night. Listen to real life stories of murders, suicide and hauntings while exploring dark alleyways and haunted places. For a more spooky experience, book the tour during the Halloween.

Theatres and Clubs

Apart from the famous Sydney Opera House, you can watch the country’s finest actors at Walsh Bay. You should also make a trip to the State Theatre and the Capitol Theatre. For party animals out there, party ’til you drop at the nightclubs in the city’s Central Business District. Among the must-visit clubs are the Chinese Laundry, One22 and Grandma’s Bar.

Lowlights of Sydney’s Nightlife

Just recently, the state government introduced new liquor laws “to ensure the safety of tourists and residents.” This is partly in response to the attacks on teenagers while enjoying the city’s nightlife. These laws entail a liquor ban in some areas and curfew on establishments that serve or sell alcohols. Because of these legislations, the once throbbing and vibrant nightlife in Sydney is starting to fade away. In fact, the once packed and alive Oxford Street is now swarming of establishments with the “lease” sign. It is a must that tourists and residents enjoy a nightlife, where they feel safe and comfortable. Maybe a sober city might be good after all.

Asian Hotspots and Karaoke Bars in Sydney

Sydney is full of great Asian hotspots and karaoke bars, where locals and visitors mingle under the spotlight and sing to their heart’s content. Awesome sound systems beat out a booming beat and the disco lights complete the kaleidoscopic picture. There are beautiful girls and great looking guys with all the right moves making boogie on the dance floor. Asian hotspots and karaoke bars in Sydney are varied and offer lots of unique experiences for participants. Usually located in the pulsating centre of the city, they are places of visceral entertainment.

When you grasp the golden microphone at Big Echo you know that stardom beckons for that moment. The volume blasts out your choice of song and you are off swinging those hips and trying to keep time with the lyrics. Plenty of alcohol choices and some great Japanese food on the menu too. This place is a Sydney karaoke institution.

Asian Hotspots and Karaoke Bars in Sydney

K-Square is a subterranean Sydney karaoke spot beneath George Street and very popular with the locals. They have a great list of songs with the original video clips by the artists themselves. Powerful sound system and several rooms available within the underground space. Lots of yummy Thai food on the menu and plenty of beer/alcohol.

Karaoke World is an oldie but a goodie; and has recently been renovated. With 18 rooms to sing in it could be compared to a karaoke golf course. It has a huge song list with all the latest hits. Very basic menu featuring fried food like spring rolls, chips and chicken wings.

Dynasty Karaoke in China Town is very futuristic with lots of reflective surfaces, bright lights and digital screens. Good solid sound system and easy to use touch screen remotes. Good service and some very tasty Asian food. One of the best karaoke bars in Sydney.

CEO Karaoke is a fancy pants style joint with light-up tables and super plush seats. There are rooms with individual interior design themes and plenty of room to move. Great drinks menu and a good selection of food to eat.

Mizuya Japanese Restaurant and Karaoke has some 24 rooms for you to Karaoke in. Karaoke used to be about public embarrassment but now it seems that you can confine the shame to your intimate circle. This place has great food and lots of drinks to choose from. You can even take advantage of package deals for dinner or lunch with karaoke. A top Asian hotspot in Sydney to party hard in.


Iconic Sydney Venues That Have Closed Since the Lockout Laws

The Lockout Laws in Sydney which prevent customers from entering a venue after 1.30am are killing businesses in the hotel and night club industries. This law was ostensibly brought in to curtail the violence that had resulted in the ‘king hit’ deaths of two young men in Sydney in recent years. It seems we must punish the many innocent to stop a minority of guilty violent youths who cannot handle their drinks. The upshot of it all has been iconic Sydney venues closing forever in response to these financially damaging laws.

The Exchange or ‘Sexchange’ Hotel went last year and I know personally that I exchanged large amounts of saliva with peoples unknown in dark corners of these subterranean bars. Sydney’s Darlinghurst will never be the same; Oxford Street will be missing something like a back molar in the mouth of some salacious beast. Where has all the disreputable fun gone from this city? Where, indeed, not to the ‘Cross’, because Hugos Bar and Lounge has also closed down. That Bacchanalian expanse of late night bodies crammed into some Roman like pavilion, where one would go when other joints had dimmed, is no more.

Iconic Sydney Venues That Have Closed Since the Lockout Laws

Late night Sydney bars and clubs are becoming an endangered species and the #lockoutlaws are killing fun. #keepsydneyopen and #casinomike are raising awareness about the conservative wet blanket choking the life out of ‘sin city’.

The mighty Lansdowne Hotel has also gone. The sticky carpet on the floor, the grunge bands and the almost desperate ambience; which had lasted for 90 years is now a distant memory. I remember pool tables and quiz nights full of large amounts of beer with my now ex-wife; Sydney has changed forever. Where will my children go and let their hair down, take drugs and meet other girls and boys?

Kings Cross is a ghost town with the closing of so many late night venues. Kings Cross was a late night destination; how can you be a late night destination if all your venues are lock outs? The Soho has closed, with the loss of late night business, according to owner Andrew Lazarus, squarely to blame. Night clubs due to ‘nanny state’ laws are no longer financially viable; there are so many compliance costs that without the late night alcohol sales it is unfeasible.

Bar Century in the city has closed down. Just about every place that was known as a late night option has shut its doors forever because of the lock out laws. Goodgod Small Club and The BackRoom have both shut down. Is everyone doing yoga and going to bed early these days? Such a dying shame!

Can Psychics Help Police With Murder Cases?

There have been reports of psychics helping police with their investigations into cases of murder, and these usually involve an attempt to locate the missing body of the presumed victim; in most instances the psychics have not been successful. There have been a few reports claiming that a psychic did help the police locate the body of a victim, but often the actual help has been exaggerated by the media.

Most police forces, including those in Australia, state, that they do not consult with psychics to determine the whereabouts of presumed victims or the identity of perpetrators. However, unofficially these things do go on; especially when police are unable to solve these questions themselves and cases remain unsolved over a lengthy period of time. Psychic investigators are seen as some silver bullet, by a credulous public seeking answers.

There is a great body of fiction, which feature psychic detectives, and these stories read in books and seen on television contribute to society’s ongoing belief in the ability of psychics to solve crimes. The majority of cop shows on TV feature a detective grappling with strands of evidence and attempting, by dint of intuition, to unravel a mystery. Most crimes are actually solved by the dogged cross referencing of evidence by police operatives.

Many parents of missing persons and presumed murder victims have been deeply hurt by the spurious attempts by psychics to solve the mysteries involving their children. There have been multiple cases of psychics, stating publicly, that someone was murdered and their body is located in such and such place, when in reality that person turns up alive and well later on. Certain psychics seek celebrity through involvement in high profile murder cases, and the fact that they are, usually, always unable, to solve the case or clearly wrong, does not seem to harm their reputation. People who believe in psychics are not greatly troubled by evidence, which discredits their belief; it is more important to them to maintain these beliefs – much like religion.

The rational and scientific modus operandi of police forces is often viewed as inadequate, especially by the media who feed on events like murder. These irrational events sell newspapers, as the public gain stimulation from nefarious acts committed on other people. The talk around water coolers is abuzz with chat about crimes and questions like, can psychics help police with murder cases? We all want to believe in an overmind, which can be tapped into by a psychic, as an example of good over evil; someone who can bear witness to the ultimate truth of the matter.

The Trots and Dogs: Night Racing in Sydney

A great night out in Sydney is a visit to the trots and/or dogs. The buzz and frenetic action of these racetracks can pep you up no end. I remember many a time I dined at the Harold Park Raceway, in Glebe, with a beautiful woman on my arm and the exciting track lit up beneath us. Sipping Champagne and enjoying a sensational meal, with the added stimulation of a fistful of betting tickets on the table. As the horses pulling their chariots surge down the track, you could be transported back to the Circus Maximus in ancient Rome.

This sport was the one that captured the hearts of the citizens of the Roman Empire. There were factions, the Greens, Blues, Reds and Whites, akin to a mixture of owners/financial backers and football teams; in the tribal allegiance they inspired in the punters. It became highly political and fan passion for the chariot races almost brought down emperors on occasion. Harness racing has a rich tradition and connects us with the forebears of our western civilisation. As you hold your breath and watch your chosen runner head for the finishing line; you can feel the excitement in your blood. Harold Park has sadly gone the way of the Dodo; eaten up by the rapacious love of real estate in Sydney.

The Menangle Park Raceway in south-west Sydney, after many renovations, now hosts the premier harness racing events, including the Miracle Mile. This venue, also, offers a great night out and some great racing. Racing at night is doubly exciting because we all naturally feel more alive at night, the bright lights contrasting the night sky. Work is finished and now we are ready to play, a sexy woman beside you dressed to the nines, and a flutter in your pocket with the promise of riches. Do you feel lucky tonight punk? “He who bets has a better time”, I think Confucius might have said that.

The dogs race at Wentworth Park, again in Glebe (no surprise that Glebe used to be the home of Sydney’s great crime families back in the day), every Saturday and Wednesday nights. Greyhound racing is seriously quick, these animals flash by in their chase for the synthetic bunny. They charge out of their boxes, unmuzzled and hungry for the sweet taste of success. The races are over in more seconds than minutes, and it is high excitement borne of pure animal testosterone and hormones. These dogs love to run, they are born to run and boy do they run. A night at Wentworth Park will get you in the mood for mating and you might just win a few bucks too.


Home Invasions a Constant Threat

It is an unfortunate fact of modern urban life in big cities like Sydney and Melbourne that home invasions are a constant threat. Violent forcible entries by gangs of men into homes where there may be women and children present. Robbery is usually the prime motivation for these terrifying acts perpetuated upon innocent people; but physical assaults also regularly occur. Drugs are often a big part of the story, with the offenders either high or desperate to raise money to buy drugs. It is also a common thread that these acts of home invasion are targeted upon vulnerable victims.

These include the elderly, often frail and living alone, women and children when husbands are not present; these are cowardly acts committed by physically aggressive young men. The chosen victims have usually been observed by gang members, their houses being watched to find out the most opportune times for invading the victim’s home. These youths are often wearing clothing and jewellery associated with American gangs, as if they are attempting to emulate the things they have seen on TV. These violent behaviours are the underbelly of American urban culture and Australian gangs, usually made up of some particular ethnic group, are mimicking this behaviour.

The top five Home Invasion Sydney articles on Google include: a woman being forced from her home by a half naked man with a gun; a blind man being robbed and injured in a western Sydney home; four children experienced an invasion of their home; and a pregnant woman was injured in another home invasion. Drugs are nearly always a motivating force in the cowardly acts of these men; whether you can really call them men is debatable, boys, bullying boys picking on the weak and vulnerable is a better description of them.

In the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics Annual Recorded Crime Report for 2014 all crimes were down on previous years except stealing from a dwelling, which was up 3.2%. What can you do to protect yourself from a home invasion? Firstly, I would recommend engaging locksmith services to assess and install locks and security devices on all ports of entry into your home. Next, I would pay attention to anybody who may be watching your home, as they may be casing your joint in preparation for a home invasion. Talk to your neighbours and get them involved, perhaps the whole street. Do you have a neighbourhood watch program in your suburb? There is safety in numbers, and in community spirit and action.

Erotic Massage set to be an even Bigger Industry in Sydney

erotic massage parlours sydney

Chris Seage, owner of Brothel Busters, a consulting firm which investigates illegal brothels on behalf of councils and the legal brothel industry through undercover sex has called it quits as closures proved to be too hard.

For almost 10 years, Chris’ team on behalf of councils and the legal brothel industry has conducted surveillance on illegal brothels. In his company’s years of operation, it had more than 60 brothel closure orders issued across 16 council areas.

Since the legalisation of the sex industry in the 90s, the number of illegal brothels operating in NSW has exploded spawning a major headache for local councils and the state government. They are everywhere and what’s bothersome is that most of these establishments present themselves as health and therapeutic massage businesses.

Shutting an illegal brothel down has proven to be a very challenging task for a council. Since the authorities have very limited power to access premises without a court order, they are forced to pay private investigators to go undercover and report back with their evidence. And despite a comprehensive private investigator’s report obtaining proof of sex work, the council still has struggled to shut illegal brothels down.

Councils are basically failing to cope up with this illegal brothel crisis, especially with many of these establishments popping up like mushrooms and operating out of residential apartments. In fact, even when operations of these kinds are detected, it is still extremely difficult for councils to enforce orders against them.

Keeping track of what’s going on in the industry is tough, especially with the number of illegal brothels and private escorts operating under the radar. It looks like the system has long been collapsing because of our ungoverned sex industry.

Mr. Seage probably saw it coming. Unfortunately, his mission of cleaning up the industry and closing illegal establishments down has failed. He has given up as he doesn’t see any possible legal way to shut illegal brothels down at the moment, especially when judges are not convinced of the evidences presented.

With Chris Seage shutting down operations, erotic massage parlours are set to be an even bigger industry in Sydney.


Making Porn in Canberra

Making porn in Canberra

Canberra is known to be the Porn Capital of Australia. Yes, the city girded with parliament halls has allowed the making of hardcore porn in its area of authority permissible.

Thanks to ACT’s liberal laws, it’s become the only Australian jurisdiction where filming X-rated movies and even the sale, production, duplication and distribution of pornographic films have been made legal.

The behind-the-scene production line churning out hard-core pornographic videos made big bucks so, the local government made the decision to legalise porn. The government then designated three industrial zones as permitted sites for the industry to ensure it did not offend Canberra’s residents. Fyshwick then became the prime sex spot.

Before the internet took all the fun, Fyshwick was a thriving mail order shopping hub for porn in Australia. Some of the biggest X-rated video companies are also found in Fyshwick which accounts for the ACT’s second biggest export, after timber. Although anyone can download porn off the internet these days,shopfronts still exist to sell hardware. In fact, when you visit Canberra, you’ll find signs warning visitors against the pornography legally available everywhere.

There are a number of male and female escorts and porn stars taking the 3-hour drive, or flying to Canberra, to make movies for some spare cash.

Brandon a male escort from Sydney says he drives to Canberra thrice a month to play the lead actor in porn movies as making porn films in Canberra is legal. According to him, doing porn is not easy. You’re probably awesome in bed when you have sex for yourself, but sex on camera is a totally different scenario. Working on a porn video is harder for men because they have to get it up and keep it up for the entire performance – they have to get hard on command which is not an easy task, especially if you have a crew in the room with you plus a director yelling out instructions on what he wants you to do.

Bianca, an escort and porn star from Sydney confesses to having an insatiable appetite for sex. One of the things she loves to do is watching porn so starring in one is actually a dream come true for her. She does her best to keep every scene real as possible so that viewers can enjoy what they’re seeing. She often flies to Canberra to make porn movies and earn cash.

In other states such as Sydney, people who retail adult content are jailed and arrested, and even though some daring couples have tried to shoot films from their bedrooms in other Aussie cities, the chances of getting caught is still high. The only safe place to really do it is in the ACT where the adult industry flourishes.