Sydney shopping offers a treasure trove of stylish designs, from beachside markets to historic city-centre arcades and the best department stores.
Arts and Culture
Arts and Culture Sydney is a stage for local and international talent with impressive arts and culture performances, festivals and exhibitions behind every corner.
Chefs, sports stars and fashionistas share their hot tips on things to do, see and experience in Sydney and beyond .
Sport and Adventure
Explore Sydney's famous beach-and-bush walks, reach for the skies on a jetpack adventure, and get active on the water stand-up paddle boarding.
Food and Wine
Eat in the hottest new dining precincts, discover the go-to suburbs for multicultural cuisine and tuck into comfort food favourites this winter.
Love Every Second of Sydney in Winter
Fill your Sydney holiday with sporting spectacles, sensational art shows, shopping treats, creative dining experiences & plenty of adventure for all ages.
Light up your Sydney stay!
May and June will be blockbuster months in Sydney with some of the best local and international music and sporting talent taking centre stage.
See the best offers on accommodation and things to do in Sydney now including harbour cruises, sailing, kayaking and more
Sydney Australia Official Guide
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Tottenham Hotspur FC v Sydney FC
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FROM 30 May TO 30 May
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FROM 19 March TO 28 June
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Bennelong Point, Sydney Harbour
FROM 22 May TO 08 June
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FROM 27 May TO 27 May
Sydney Film Festival
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FROM 03 June TO 14 June
Sydney is one of the world’s most loved cities and it has a lively and vibrant buzz that makes it the ultimate winter destination. There are always plenty of things to do in Sydney during the cooler months – from sightseeing and world-class dining, to great walks and fun in the sand at one of Sydney's idyllic beaches.
On our site you’ll find
- Up-to-date information on the events and experiences in and around Sydney
- Suggestions on itineraries for your stay here
- Plenty of recommendations for summer activities
Be in town for the city's memorable Vivid Sydney festival, an 18-day celebration of music, lights and ideas that transforms the city, including sails of the Sydney Opera House which are lit up with dazzling colours. Sport enthusiasts can see English Premier League icons play local club Sydney FC in an exclusive visit to the city in May. Cheer on netball’s elite in August during the 2015 Netball World Cup with Australia and New Zealand going head to head in the preliminary rounds.
For those who love shopping, a visit to the Queen Victoria Building in the heart of Sydney’s CBD is a must – providing the opportunity to shop for designer brands in one of Australia's most beautiful and historic buildings. If you're looking for unique souvenirs, spend some time at one of Sydney's markets , which happen every weekend throughout the city and surrounding suburbs.
Of course, no visit to Sydney is complete without a trip to the beach. Bondi Beach is a popular tourist destination not just because of its crisp white sand and stunning setting, but because it showcases the city’s urban beach lifestyle. Manly Beach is a scenic ferry ride across the harbour and a great place to learn how to surf.
To get a feel for the rich history behind Sydney, a guided tour is a great place to start. You can even tour the Sydney Harbour Bridge – by climbing it!
Sydney is also home to some of the world's best restaurants, many of which are located near the harbour, offering picturesque outdoor-dining options. So after an exciting day of checking out Sydney’s top attractions, treat your tastebuds while enjoying stunning harbour views.
Accommodation is easy to find in Sydney – with options to suit all budgets. Whether you're looking for a five-star luxury hotel in Sydney, a family-friendly apartment or a cheap backpacker hostel, there is no shortage of quality accommodation options in Sydney.
Experience for yourself how beautiful, interesting and exciting a Sydney winter can be.