Things to do
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.
Chefs, sports stars and fashionistas share their hot tips on things to do, see and experience in Sydney and beyond .
Sydney shopping offers a treasure trove of stylish designs, from beachside markets to historic city-centre arcades and the best department stores.
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.
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.
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.
Perfect Winter Getaways
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Sydney Australia Official Guide
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See the best offers on accommodation and things to do in Sydney now including harbour cruises, sailing, kayaking and more
Matilda the Musical
Sydney Lyric, Pirrama Road , Pyrmont
FROM 28 July TO 08 November
Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes
Art Gallery Of New South Wales, Art Gallery Road, The Domain
FROM 18 July TO 27 September
GWS Giants v Carlton
Spotless Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park
FROM 29 August TO 29 August
Art and About Sydney
Hyde Park, Oxford Street, Erskineville and other locations in the city, Sydney
FROM 18 September TO 11 October
Blackmores Sydney Running Festival
Bradfield Park, Broughton Street, Sydney
FROM 20 September TO 20 September
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.