We lift the lid on the best-kept secrets in Sydney. Find out Sydney’s secret dining, outdoor and entertainment tips from local experts in the know.
Sydney excels at all things to do with the beach; our shores are renowned worldwide and our beach culture is second to none.
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Eat and drink your way around Sydney, New South Wales’ culinary capital this summer and enjoy some of the best cafes, restaurants, bars and breweries.
Sydney’s eclectic weekend markets are really something special, whether you’re hunting down a bargain, looking for a tasty treat, or just having a browse.
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Vivid Sydney - Light, Music and Ideas
Bennelong Point, Sydney Harbour
FROM 27 May TO 13 June
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
Sydney, Various Sydney locations, Sydney
FROM 19 February TO 05 March
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: Turandot
Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point, Sydney
FROM 24 March TO 24 April
Sydney Royal Easter Show
Sydney Showground, 1 Showground Road, Sydney Olympic Park
FROM 17 March TO 30 March
Driver Avenue, Moore Park
FROM 06 February TO 07 February
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.