A certain kind of magic fills the air in Sydney during summer. We lose track of time, spending golden days lazing on the beach and long, balmy nights enjoying the city’s hottest restaurants, bars and festivities. Make this summer your best one yet: rewild yourself in the city’s backyard, find the best Sydney stays where you can bring your pooch, see the sky light up on New Year’s Eve, and discover new Christmas markets.
Show us your festive side this summer. Be swept away by a performance of a lifetime. Watch a blockbuster sporting event that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Find yourself drawn into the city’s stories at an exhibition that will open your heart and mind. And when the sun goes down, stay out late – there are laneways to explore, live music to sing along to and festive Christmas markets to explore.
Treat your foodie side this summer. Lap up the sunshine with brunch at an outdoor cafe. Grab a table by the water and settle in for a seafood feast. Order a drink at a slick rooftop bar and make the most of the sunny days, warm nights and million-dollar views. Looking for date night inspiration? Try one of Sydney’s hottest new restaurants.
Show the kids a new side to Sydney this summer. The longest school holidays of the year give the kids up to six weeks off – plenty of time to discover all the best family-friendly things to do. Splash around at beautiful beaches, get up close to native animals, check out the latest fun (and educational) exhibitions and taste fresh, local produce at a weekend market.
Show us your playful side this summer. From Palm Beach in the north to Cronulla in the south, there are hundreds of beaches and waterways to explore in Sydney. Discover secret coves that only the locals know about, swim in an ocean pool that’s been carved straight from the rock and paddle around calm harbour bays.
Embrace your outdoors side this summer. Lay out a picnic blanket in a pretty park. Tackle one of many spectacular coastal walks. Connect with the land on an Aboriginal tour of the sparkling harbour. Or welcome a new day with a glorious ocean sunrise.
Destination NSW acknowledges and respects Aboriginal people as the state’s first people and nations and recognises Aboriginal people as the Traditional Owners and occupants of New South Wales land and water.