The Queen’s Birthday long weekend is the perfect time to get out and explore Sydney. From 12-14 June, make the most of the crisp days and cool nights of winter with walks, picnics and whale watching, or soak up some culture in NSW’s cosmopolitan capital.
In the lead up to the longest night of the year, this brand new winter festival runs from 8-20 June and celebrates food and drink, arts, entertainment and culture.
Each year from May to November more than 30,000 whales make their way along the Humpback Highway. They pass close to Sydney around June, so it’s the perfect time to spot them frolicking in the ocean. Stake out a vantage point from a clifftop or beach, or hop aboard a whale watching cruise.
Most shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, hospitality venues and essential services remain open on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. Also, main attractions such as shopping centres, museums, galleries, wildlife parks. Be sure to contact or call ahead before visiting a venue, location or store.
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.