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Queen's Birthday - June Long Weekend

  • Family interacts with 'Light Meadows' at Vivid Sydney 2013


The Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June is a public holiday granted to all Commonwealth nations on the second Monday in June. Take advantage of the extra day and explore all that Sydney has on offer!

Must Do

Queen's Birthday in Sydney

Martin Place lit up for the opening night of Vivid Sydney 2014. Image Brett Hemmings

Youll find something for everyone in the harbour city this June long weekend. Thanks to Sydneys temperate climate, the beautiful beaches of Sydney can be enjoyed year-round. A trip to Sydney isnt complete until youve spent a day in the sun on the shining sands of Bondi Beach or soaking in the tranquility of Coogee.

There are plenty of markets to visit teeming with hidden gems and unique items all over the state. Book a table at any one of Sydney's finest restaurants and enjoy a mouthwatering meal. Make the most out of your June long weekend this year by visiting Taronga Zoo for a great day out, or marvel at the citywide views from a height on a Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb.

Alternatively, you can take advantage of the extra day off by heading to the Blue Mountains. The area is home to the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, that features plenty of things to see and do. There are also antique stores and other unique wares to discover, as well as plenty of cafes and restaurants with open fires.

Just south of Sydney, the Royal National Park is another great place to reacquaint yourself with the Mother Nature. The Hunter Valley to the north is one of the State's pre-eminent wine regions offering plenty to see and do.

  • Vivid Sydney during the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend

    Vivid Sydney

    Vivid Sydney is a unique annual event of light, music, and ideas. Watch Sydneys iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and the Museum of Contemporary Art transform into canvases of light. Be inspired by the Vivid Ideas program of talks and unwind with Vivid Music.

  • Theatre and Shows during the long weekend

    Theatre and Shows

    The much-loved Australian film that inspired the world to dance has now come to life on stage as Strictly Ballroom the Musical. It features the original creative team behind the 1992 film including director and co-writer Baz Luhrmann. Sashay your way to the Lyric Theatre for a great night out.

  • Sydney Film Festival screening at the State Theatre

    Sydney Film Festival

    One of the world's longest-running film festivals is back with a 12-day program showing the world's best feature films, documentaries, short films and animation. Now in its 61st year, the festival features a packed program of exclusive talks with filmmakers and other industry experts.

Aerial view at dawn over Sydney Harbour City
Aerial view at dawn over Sydney Circular Quay