16 Apr

Things to do in Sydney over the Easter long weekend

Here are a few ideas for what to do in Sydney this Easter weekend. Photo credit: Coca Cola Carnival

There are a number of great events taking place around Sydney over the Easter long weekend, from 18 April to 21 April, 2014.

Fill your long weekend with excitement the whole family will enjoy at some of these Easter break highlights.

Sydney Family Show

Check out Australia's biggest free-entry family show at Moore Park from 12 to 23 April.

Children will enjoy getting amongst the farmyard animals at the Animal Nursery. Meet the Easter Bunny and take part in an …

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16 Apr

Sydney Royal Easter Show

The Sydney Royal Easter Show is back this 2014 at Sydney Olympic Park for Australian culture, entertainment and shopping. Credit: Coca Cola Carnival

The iconic Sydney Royal Easter Show returns to Sydney Olympic Park from 10 April to 23 April, 2014.

Bringing the country to the city since 1823, the event showcases the best of Australian agriculture and rural life.

Sample everything from chocolate to oysters and nuts to bakery treats in the Woolworths Fresh Food Dome. For award-winning beer, wine and cider, with cheese and deli plates to match, head to the Sydney Royal Beer and Wine Garden. Be among the first …

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09 Apr

Featured Photographer: Sunrise365

Turimetta Beach Sunrise - Northern Beaches

Since November 2013 we have been going out every single morning in all weather conditions to take photographs of sunrises in our beautiful Sydney. We are Pavel Trotsenko and Lena Postnova, a married couple that loves photography. In everyday life Lena is a newborn photographer and Pavel is a video shooter and producer.

After a few years of experience of living in the Sydney south-west area we moved to the Northern Beaches. That when the idea of taking 365 pictures …

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09 Apr

Paint the town red at Ferrari Racing Days Sydney

Ferrari Racing Days

Sydney will host Australia’s first Ferrari Racing Days event at the Sydney Motorsport Park from 11 to 13 April, 2014.

For three days, the Sydney Motorsport Park circuit will erupt into life with the sound of Challenge cars and the unmistakable roar of Ferrari Formula One cars. See $170 million worth of Ferraris at the largest gathering of Ferraris in Australian history, and experience the thrill of the official Ferrari F1 Pit Stop and Track show.

For the first time, …

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08 Apr

Calling all fashionistas to the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weekend Edition

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weekend Edition

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weekend Edition (MBFWE) will debut at Carriageworks, Eveleigh on 12-13 April, 2014.

This inaugural event is your exclusive invitation to get the first look at the Spring Summer Collections from Australia’s leading designers. Following on directly from the trade-focused Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) – reserved for those in the business of fashion – this special Weekend Edition invites fashion-lovers of the public to see the very latest collections on the runway mere days after the industry …

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25 Mar

The Stig, the Shire, skydiving and Sydney culture

Chief Funster with Skydive the Beach

Whoa. What a few weeks it’s been! Let’s catch up real quick.

I had the chance to attend Top Gear Festival Sydney at the Sydney Motorsport Park. Imagine everything you love about the TV show, right in front of you, in real life, all at once. Massive plumes of smoke from burnouts, cars whizzing by at heart-pounding speeds, and dream cars are everywhere to be seen. In typical fashion, the Top Gear hosts came up with something absurd and attached …

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24 Mar

Aussies swap cricket for baseball at the SCG

Baseball at the SCG

The L.A Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks each played Team Australia on Thursday and Friday respectively, before playing each other over the weekend in front of a sell-out crowd in Sydney and at least 150 million television viewers worldwide.

Australian Baseball received a major boost after the two successful games of US Major League Baseball’s 2014 US Opening Series were staged at the Sydney Cricket Ground in a landmark Australian first.

The Los Angeles Dodgers left Sydney triumphant and with more …

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23 Mar

The world’s best on show at the Sydney International Rowing Regatta

Sydney International Rowing Regatta

Australia’s leading rowing event, the Sydney International Rowing Regatta, has kicked off at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith.

The eight day regatta runs until 30 March and showcases the best in Australian and International rowing and para-rowing.

Key regatta events include the Australian Open Rowing Championships, the King’s and Queen’s Cups Interstate Regatta and the Australian Open Schools Rowing Championships. The first round of the World Rowing Cup will also be held in conjunction with the regatta from …

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19 Mar

Chief Funster racks up almost half a million fun moments in NSW in three months

The Funster Experiment

Click the image below for the stats from the Funster Experiment!

Destination NSW’s Chief Funster, Andrew Smith, has hit the halfway mark of his ‘Best Job in the World’ gig, and is well ahead of schedule to have 802,000 moments of fun – one for each square kilometre of the State – in six months.

Since arriving in NSW on 18 December last year, the Californian native has already tallied up more than 480,000 fun moments as part of The …

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18 Mar

Madama Butterfly opera flutters into Sydney Harbour

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour returns this year with Puccini’s Madama Butterfly taking centre stage from 21 March to 13 April.

Now in its third year, Handa Opera on the Sydney Harbour is an outdoor opera experience unlike any other. World-class opera is performed on the water’s edge at the Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens, with the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge forming a stunning backdrop.

Madama Butterfly tells the story of a young American sailor, Lieutenant Pinkerton, based in …

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