October Long Weekend Labour Day

Watch on as this year’s NRL premiers battle for the top spot. The 2018 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final, featuring some of the country’s best rugby league players going head-to-head, is held on Sunday the 30th September at ANZ Stadium. Be part of the spectacle, along with a mighty crowd of passionate fans.

Head to the annual Manly Jazz Festival on Saturday 29th September to Monday 1st October. Relax on Manly Beach as you listen to the smooth sounds of jazz, with outstanding local and international musicians performing by the water. Board a ferry at Circular Quay to get there, and enjoy unrivalled views of Sydney Harbour

Manly Jazz Wine Garden

Just a short walk from Manly, North Head Lookout offers a spectacular panorama of Sydney Harbour. It's also a great location to spot whales. Other whale watching vantage points can be found in national parks across Sydney including Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Kamay Botany Bay National Park and Royal National Park.

To see where the whales are right now in maps you can use the Wild About Whales app. This will also give you tips on how to spot them and the best vantage points. You can also explore NSW on a caravan and camping trip and discover more natural wonders, as well as events taking place during the October long weekend.

Whale Watching in Sydney

Explore the city's vibrant outdoor weekend markets. Unearth vintage goods and discover up-and-coming designers at Bondi MarketsGlebe Markets and Paddington Markets. At the Carriageworks Farmers Markets you will find fresh organic and bio-dynamic foods from farmers and artisan producers from across NSW. 

Celebrate Walktober in Sydney and get active over the long weekend by exploring the city’s wonderful and diverse tracks and trails, from coastal walks to suburban pathways. Bondi to Coogee, the Sydney Harbour Bridge to South Head and the Manly to the Spit Bridge all provide glorious views of the city and its surrounds.

October Long Weekend Events

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