- Destination NSW
Aerial view of Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney Harbour.
Views of Bronte beach, Sydney
Sydney city skyline lit up during Vivid Sydney 2013. View from Circular Quay.

Sydney events and festivals

Sydney knows how to party, with its impressive calendar of events that puts many world cities to shame. In March the Sydney Mardi Gras parade paints the entire town rainbow, while our summer music and dance festivals are legendary. International sporting events run throughout the year – and everyone knows Sydney Harbour is the place to be on New Year’s Eve.

02/11/2013 - Honeysuckle Precinct, Newcastle

Newton's Nation

On the 2 and 3 November 2013 Newcastle is home to Australia's largest action sports festival attracting Australia's best riders....

31/12/2014 - Sydney Harbour

Sydney New Year's Eve

There's no better place to welcome the new year than in Sydney - the New Year's Eve Capital of the...

08/02/2014 - Manly Beach

Australian Open of Surfing

Mix the world's best surfers with action sports music art fashion and skateboarding all for free and all on Manly...

24/10/2013 - Bondi Beach

Sculptures by the Sea

See the spectacular Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk transformed into a 2km long temporary sculpture park featuring over 100 sculptures...

01/10/2013 - Various locations

Sporting Events

With colossal stadiums and state-of-the-art sporting facilities, Sydney plays host to various sports year round.

01/03/2014 - Newcastle


Surfest is a celebration of a city and its people and their special relationship with Australian beach culture that attracts...

01/03/2014 - Oxford Street

Sydney Mardi Gras

The Sydney Mardi Gras Parade is an unforgettable night in Sydney when the community comes out in full force to...

Now showing: Part 1 - The Open Road

What happens when you combine an Aussie, an American, a Kiwi, 2 Canucks, and a Brit, you put them in 1 bus and send them on a 30 day road trip through New South Wales with no itinerary?