Things to do in Sydney

Looking for something to see and do in Sydney today? Check out our list of activities below to enjoy a day out with friends and family. Whether you’re a local Sydney-sider, and Aussie from interstate, or a tourist here on holidays, the harbour city has something to offer everyone.

Best Picnic Spots in Sydney

With its lovely weather and gorgeous natural scenery Sydney is a great place to enjoy a picnic. Blessed with a plethora of beautiful beaches, lookouts, parks and waterfront settings, the options for picnic spots are wide and varied. Indeed you could easily visit a new picnic spot every day of the year in the city, and still not see the half of them. Whether you are looking for a picnic spot with a beautiful view of the harbour, a picturesque garden, or a park with plenty of space for the […]

Best Escape Rooms in Sydney

In recent years the phenomenon of escape rooms has taken Australia by storm. This is particularly true in Sydney where it seems like a new one is opening up every week! Escape rooms offer a challenge no other attraction in the city can. Solving puzzles and cracking codes against the clock to release yourself from confinement. There are many different themes of escape rooms that offer varying degrees of difficulty, from 1900s concept sets to hi-tech ones that fire laser beams. If you feel like testing your problem solving skills […]

Moonlight Cinema

Event: Moonlight Cinema Address: Centennial Park – Broome Ave, Centennial Park NSW 2021 Dates: on now, until Sunday 4 April 2021 Moonlight Cinema is Australia’s favourite outdoor cinema situated in iconic inner-city green spaces.

Retro Video Games Day

Event: Retro Video Games Day Address: 170 George St, Liverpool NSW 2170 – Liverpool City Library Dates: Fri 9 April 2021 10:00 am – 2:00 pm AEST Cost: Free Booking Link: To celebrate the Launch of Liverpool Library’s new Retro Games Collection, Liverpool Library is hosting a day of retro gaming! About this Event Play your favourite arcade machines and consoles, SEGA, Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64. Lunch included. Suitable for ages 12 – 25.

Balmain Rozelle Food & Art Festival

Event: Balmain Rozelle Food & Art Festival Address: locations across Balmain and Roselle Dates: 19-28 March 2021 Cost: Free The Balmain Rozelle Food & Art Festival is on from 17 to 28 March with many activities and events. There’s no better time to visit your a local venue, try a new restaurant, taste a local brew or buy some art. Come and support your local hospitality and art venues by attending one of the events during the festival. Eat, drink and be social locally! Experience… Wine pairing dinners Local brews […]

The Gentleman Magician – Magical Soirées

Event: The Gentleman Magician – Magical Soirées Address: Sir Stamford at Circular Quay – 93 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000 Dates: every Friday and Saturday night @ 7pm Price: $95 per person (includes Champagne and Canapes on arrival) EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY – AT 7:03PM (APPROX.)… A UNIQUE SYDNEY EXPERIENCE FOR ADULTS – BUT NOT NECESSARILY GROWN-UPS (AGES 12 +). CHAMPAGNE AND CANAPÉS – FOLLOWED BY SOPHISTICATED MAGIC AND STORYTELLING. Bruce Glen, The Gentleman Magician was inspired to create his Magical Soirées by Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin (the Father of Modern Conjuring), Max Malini, Johann Hofzinser and […]

Enchanted Valley

Event: Enchanted Valley Address: Museum Of Sydney – Bridge St &, Phillip St, Sydney NSW 2000 Dates: Saturday 7 November 2020 – Sunday 18 April 2021 Step into the immersive Enchanted valley in the Paradise on Earth exhibition at the Museum of Sydney. Playful and interactive, Enchanted valley is a multi-sensory landscape full of surprise and discovery. Look out for curious animals exploring the bushland, listen for frogs croaking under stepping stones and watch as a storm rolls in over the harbour. If you look carefully, you may even spot fairies hiding under the bridge! […]

The Sunset Cinema

Event: The Sunset Cinema Address: North Sydney Oval, North Sydney NSW 2060 Dates: January 28th – April 3rd, 2021 Tickets: Gates open at 6:30PM. The film starts at last light, you can check out when the sun sets HERE. As we are an outdoor cinema we need it to be dark for the film to be visible on the screen. Once you arrive, a designated hygiene marshal will designate you a position. This process may take longer than usual and we appreciate your patience and understanding. Can I bring the […]

Sydney Royal Easter Show

Event: Sydney Royal Easter Show Address: 1 Showground Rd, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127 Dates: 1 – 12 April 2021 Tickets: First held in 1823, the Sydney Royal Easter Show is Australia’s largest annual ticketed event, attracting over 828,000 attendees on average. The Show is a celebration of Australian culture, from our rural traditions to our modern day lifestyles, providing unique experiences for everyone. Revenue generated by it allows the RAS to invest in agricultural programs, competitions, education, youth and rural NSW. Ride and Play With 100s of rides and […]

Hello Koalas comes to Campbelltown

Event: Hello Koalas comes to Campbelltown Address: 1 Art Gallery Rd, Campbelltown NSW 2560 Dates: Thursday 1 – Friday 30 April, 2021 Entry Cost: Free We invite you to come to Campbelltown and the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan and meet the Hello Koalas. Bring the whole family and enjoy the bespoke trail curated by Arts and Health Australia Pty Ltd (AHA) and presented by Campbelltown City Council. The trail will be hosted across several Council sites as well the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan. The trail encompasses 22 one-metre […]

Sydney Family Show

Event: Sydney Family Show Address: 122 Lang Road Moore Park Dates: 1 – 18 April 2021 Entry Cost: Adults $15, Children $7 Tickets: We’re looking forward to bringing you a safe event that once again celebrates all your favourite show traditions! Whether it’s a bunny hopping competition, throwing a fishing line in, cuddling a lizard, spinning yourself silly on carnival rides or grabbing a showbag, this year’s show is packed with entertainment for the whole family. The Show will be filled with stage entertainment, the all new Easter Basket […]

Culture Up Late

Event: Culture Up Late Address: Queens Square, Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000 Dates: 14 Jan to end Mar 2021 … Thursday evenings 5pm-9pm Entry Cost: Free This summer Sydney Living Museums will join other major arts and cultural institutions for Culture Up Late, a NSW Government initiative aimed at revitalizing Sydney’s cultural life. Explore the Museum of Sydney, Hyde Park Barracks and Justice & Police Museum during Culture Up Late with extended evening opening hours from 5-8pm every Thursday evening. For the final month of Culture Up Late, we’re opening these […]

Artisans Market Glebe

Event: Artisans Market Glebe Address: 140 Glebe Point Road (cnr Bridge Road), Glebe NSW 2037 Dates: 13 March, 12 June, 11 September, 11 December 2021. Entry Cost: Free Artisans Market Glebe (formerly known as Glebe Artisans Market) grew out of a couple of informal craft markets attached to the Glebe Art Show. It was recognised that there was a real need for opportunities for local artisans to showcase their goods to the community. The Market is organised by a non-profit community group dedicated to promoting the unique and beautiful products created […]

Millers Point Farmers Market

Event: Millers Point Farmers Market Address: 17 Argyle Street Millers Point NSW 2000 Dates: Mondays 4-8 pm Cost: Free The primary objectives of the Millers Point Monda​y Night Farmer’s Market which the market strives to accomplish every night that the farmers market is taking place: Providing Millers Point residents with farm fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, bread, cheese, and meat, etc Bringing together families, neighbours, visitors and local food producers to create a sense of community and social gathering in Millers Point Creating and increasing opportunities for farmers to sell their products […]

Food Truck Fridays

Event: Food Truck Fridays Dates: each Friday during March to May 2021 Cost: Free Booking Link: In March, you can find us in Berowra! Enjoy a selection of delicious food trucks and be serenaded with live music to kick off your Friday night in a COVID-safe environment. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a relaxed Friday evening in the fresh air. This event series is part of the NSW Government’s Festival of Place Summer Fund, an opportunity for your community to re-emerge, celebrate and engage. Please note all […]

Hunter Valley Airshow

Event: Hunter Valley Airshow Dates: SAT 13TH & SUN 14TH OF MARCH 2021 Booking Link: GATES OPEN: 9:00 AM, EVENT CLOSE: 5:00 PM, AIRSHOW START: 10:00 AM Get ready for an exhilarating weekend as Hunter Valley Airshow is back for the BIGGEST SHOW YET! This blockbuster weekend of full-throttle family entertainment has something for everyone including hair raising aerobatics, historical warbirds, amusement rides, markets, beer & wine garden, delicious street food and so much more. Plus you can take to the sky in a helicopter or adventure flight, take part in the paper aeroplane […]

The Conscious Space

Event: The Conscious Space Dates: Sat 13 to Sun 14 Mar 2021 … 10am – 4pm Booking Link: The Conscious Space is a free event that brings together a community of curious humans searching for good brands doing good things. Guests can expect presentations, conversations and interactive workshops. Join us in March! What does conscious living look like to you? In a world where anxiety, waste, climate change and disconnect are part of the everyday discourse, curious humans are turning to conscious living and sustainability in order to move […]

Monet and Friends

Event: Monet and Friends – Life, Light & Colour Dates: from 12 March 2021 Booking Link: Monet and Friends – Life, Light & Colour is not an art exhibition in the traditional sense. It is an immersive multimedia art experience combining high-definition projections of Monet’s, and his impressionist peers’, paintings with digital surround sound. Imagery and animations are projected at a scale that offers visitors the ability to see the details of the artist’s work like never before. More than 3,000 images transform each surface. However, there is no physical […]

The Argyle Open Air Cinema

To welcome back The Argyle’s favourite season in summer 2021, spice up your midweek mood and pay a visit to their open-air cinema. You’ll find their spacious courtyard transformed into a cinema under the stars. But.. what’s good is a movie without some refreshments and snacks? Gorge yourself on 2-4-1 wood-fired pizza for just $30s. Have some adult beverages at Happy Hour from 4-7pm! What better way to kick things off, than an epic cult classic every Wednesday night, screening commences 7pm FEBRUARY 2021 – WILL FERREL MONTH! Feb 3 […]

Ruby’s Summer Socials

Head down to Zetland for some excellent music this summer, brought to you by the crew at Sydney Improvised Music Association (SIMA). Ticket prices for these events are all at $15. Events for Summer 2021 Head over to the SIMA website for more information: More information about SIMA The Sydney Improvised Music Association Inc. (SIMA) is a not-for -profit incorporated association. Established in 1984 to address the lack of performance opportunities for contemporary jazz and improvised music, today we are one of the largest organisations in Australia dedicated solely […]

Summer Of Margaritas

Summer Of Margaritas is a series of events by the tequila brand El Jimador in celebration of the Margarita drink. During the month of February 2021, there will be venues all of Sydney where you can take advantage of a great deal on a Margarita drink at one of your favourite watering holes. Check below for locations and details: If you can’t make it to one of these venues, you can always try your hand at making your own Margarita at home, with one of these handy recipes:

Sunset Piazza

The NSW Government and City of Sydney announce Sunset Piazza, a COVID-Safe, pop-up outdoor venue and concert series from 28 January to 21 March. Summer comes alive on the Italo-themed pop-stage with live performances spanning pop, cabaret, comedy, hip-hop, indie rock and opera. Located at Cathedral Square opposite Hyde Park, Sunset Piazza transforms the city into an outdoor cultural experience. Attendees can savour cannoli from artisan providores, enjoy an aperitivo and sip on a spritz or a Negroni as they settle in for a selection of Sydney’s best DJs, pre-show. The initial Sunset […]


Located in Haymarket, between Sydney’s central station and Darling Harbour, is Chinatown. Many big cities have their version of this, and Sydney is no exception. So if you enjoy Chinese food (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t?) and a little bargain hunting, then this is a must visit for you. For shopping, this is a great place for souvenirs. There are endless stores touting gifts, jewellery, accessories and other nik naks, all for great prices. There are stores on the streets and in the Market City complex that all offer […]

Paddy’s Market – Haymarket

If you like a bargain, then look no further than Paddy’s Markets. Dating back to 1834, Paddy’s Market is a part of Sydney’s history. There are two locations, one out west and one conveniently right in the heart of Sydney city in Haymarket. Originally a market for hay and grain, and located right on the edge of Chinatown, you can walk here in just a few minutes from Town Hall station. For foodies, fruit, veggies and seafood are staples here. Buy in bulk or scavenge for the best picks, but […]

Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour. Just moments from the Sydney CBD, and with a brilliant view of the Sydney skyline, Harbourside at Darling Harbour offers shopping, food and fireworks. There is onsite parking for a relatively good price, but you can walk here from the city centre, or easily get the bus, train or light rail so leave the car behind and enjoy the day here hassle free. If you need souvenirs, then this is a great place to look, with lots of stores dedicated to this and all things Australiana. Koalas, kangaroos, […]

Oxford Street Paddington

One of Sydney’s trendy eastern suburbs, Paddington is a great place to experience local lifestyle. Just a short bus trip from Sydney’s CBD, Paddington offers wonderful shopping and dining options making it a great place to spend the day. Most of the action is along Oxford Street, with beautiful boutiques along tree-lined streets. Once here, “The Intersection” is THE destination for the best of Australian designer fashion. At the intersection of Glenmore Road and Oxford streets, The Intersection is a hot shopping precinct featuring Australia’s biggest fashion names. If it’s […]

The Rocks Market

One of Sydney’s oldest suburbs, The Rocks was once a slum inhabited mostly by convicts. Almost demolished by the city after an outbreak of the plague, the Rocks is now a busy and thriving part of Sydney. On the harbour’s edge, just a few minutes walk from the famous Circular Quay, the Rocks is rich in history and a brilliant place to experience part of Sydney’s heritage first hand. The Rocks Market fills up the cobblestone streets every Friday and Saturday, bringing with it teems of tourists and shoppers. And […]

Glebe Markets

Just a short distance from the Sydney CBD, nestled between Pyrmont, Newtown and Leichardt is Glebe. A few minutes on the bus from town, and just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Sydney University, this little suburb will have you wanting to move here in no time. Come on a Saturday, and in the grounds of the primary school you will find the Glebe Market. Whether you come to shop, for brunch or just to do a little people watching – you will not be disappointed. One of Sydney’s favourite […]

Sydney Tower Westfield

One of Sydney’s most premium shopping destinations is Sydney Tower Westfield. Newly refurbished, and with over 360 stores, this centre has everything a keen shopper could ask for. With market-style stands offering aspiring local brands; cheap and cheerful clothes and accessories; high end luxury fashion; and everything in between. Whether you are searching for homewares, fashion, accessories, beauty products, electronics or just looking to be inspired, then this is a place for you. A great array of local and international fashion designers are here for all your luxury needs, so […]

Pitt Street Mall

Running parallel to Sydney’s busy George Street and in the heart of Sydney’s business district, Pitt Street Mall is bustling with activity at almost all hours of the day. This open air street mall, is arguably the centre of shopping in Sydney, with the Sydney Tower Westfield on one side, and also providing access to the Strand Arcade, Myer and QVB on the other. During the day, Pitt Street Mall is often crowded with shoppers and street performers. By night, it’s a bustling pedestrian thoroughfare, and if you’re lucky you’ll […]

The Strand Arcade

One of Sydney’s most picturesque shopping destinations is the Strand Arcade. A beautiful example of Victorian architecture, the Strand Arcade was opened in 1892 and added to the New South Wales State Heritage registry in 2011. This thoroughfare between the bustling George Street and Pitt Street Mall, features an open design, with light from the glass roof filtering all the way to the ground floor. The busy ground floor has an impressive array of stores from tiny cafes which spill out into the arcade, nut shops, jewellers, gift stores, chocolatiers […]

Queen Victoria Building

In the heart of Sydney’s CBD, is the Queen Victoria Building. Known to locals simply as QVB, and with grand Romanesque architecture, this beautiful building is worth visiting even if only to appreciate the intricately carved walls, colourful stained-glass windows and mosaic-tiled walkways. Built during a severe recession, this building was completed in 1898 and employed many of the city’s out of work craftsmen and thus represents the optimism of the city determined to move forward into better times. Originally built as a concert hall, this beautiful grand build is […]

Whale Beach

Big sister to it’s smaller southern neighbour Avalon beach, Whale Beach has been a favourite among surfers for years. Both pretty and peaceful, Whale Beach is a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by. Driving here might be a good option if you have surf boards with you, but parking can get expensive and traffic can make the trip from the CBD very long, so the bus is a good alternative. Famous for its surf breaks, the northern end is known as “The Wedge” and is a […]

Warriewood Beach

South of Mona Vale Beach in Sydney’s north, lies Warriewood Beach. This small beach is one of the lesser known of Sydney’s northern beaches, but is arguably one of the most picturesque. Just 500m in length, the beach is protected by headlands with dramatic cliffs on either side. With a small carpark nearby, driving here is easy but it can get busy on weekends, so if you’re coming from Sydney city then the bus is a good option. Warriewood beach is a pretty spot for a picnic, and has free […]

Three Sisters

The Three Sisters are an unusual rock formation in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia, on the north escarpment of the Jamison Valley. They are located close to the town of Katoomba and are one of the Blue Mountains’ best known sites, towering above the Jamison Valley.

The Rocks Ghost Tours

In 1994 Brian & Colleen Harrison decided to reveal the gruesome bizarre stories buried in The Rocks. These stories were passed down through the generations of Brians family who had ran boarding houses in The Rocks. Together with his wife Colleen, a descendant of Sophia Lett who owned the Punchbowl Inn they embarked on creating The Rocks Ghost Tours. Over the years many customers have reported strange phenomena, sent photos and related many ghostly experiences to the Ghost Hosts. We approach the future with enthusiasm for our company and our […]

The Rocks Discovery Museum

You’ll love The Rocks Discovery Museum; packed with thousands of years of history! Housed in a restored 1850s sandstone warehouse, the museum is home to a unique collection of images and archaeological artefacts found in The Rocks – some of which you can even hold. The exhibits are filled with interactive fun, audio and visual elements to bring the history of the area alive. Four permanent exhibitions have been developed in close consultation with the Metropolitan Aboriginal Land Council which share the history and stories of the area and the […]

The Great Synagogue

The Great Synagogue is a large heritage-listed synagogue located at 187a Elizabeth Street in the Sydney central business district, in the City of Sydney local government area of New South Wales, Australia. Sited opposite Hyde Park, the synagogue extends to Castlereagh Street.

Taronga Zoo Sydney

At Taronga Conservation Society Australia, we believe that wildlife and people can share this planet. We believe that all of us have a responsibility to protect the world’s precious wildlife, not just in our lifetimes, but for the generations of the future. Our vision At Taronga Conservation Society Australia, we believe that wildlife and people can share this planet. We believe that all of us have a responsibility to protect the world’s precious wildlife, not just in our lifetimes, but for the generations of the future. History and culture In […]

Tamarama Beach

Just a short walk from Sydney’s famous Bondi beach, Tamarama beach is a beautiful stretch of shoreline nestled between two prominent headlands. Sometimes referred to as “Glamarama” due to the glamourous crowd it attracts, Tamarama beach is a lovely alternative to Bondi for those who prefer a slightly quieter space. Easily accessible by public transport, you can get a bus directly to Tamarama from Bondi Junction, or simply walk along the coastal track from Bondi beach. Both of these options are preferable to driving, as parking can be difficult at […]

Sydney Tower Eye

Sydney Tower Eye, often referred to by Sydney-siders as Sydney Tower, Centrepoint Tower, Westfield Centrepoint Tower or Sydney Skytower, has been an integral part of the famous Sydney skyline for the past 30 years. Discover 360-degree views of the beautiful Sydney from our indoor Observation Deck, located 250 metres above the city streets.

Sydney Observatory

We are Australia’s contemporary museum for excellence and innovation in applied arts and sciences. Our venues include Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and Museums Discovery Centre. We are uniquely placed to demonstrate how technology, engineering, science and design impact Australia and the world. Internationally, MAAS is acknowledged for the calibre of our collection, scholarship and exhibitions. Our collection spans history, science, technology, design, industry, decorative arts, music, transport and space exploration. It is also home to the material heritage and stories of Australian culture, history and lifestyle, providing a comprehensive insight into this rich and […]

Sydney Jewish Museum

The Sydney Jewish Museum was established in 1992 by the generation of Holocaust survivors who came to Australia. They envisioned the Museum as a place which could hold their stories and personal objects, memorialise those who were murdered during the Holocaust, and within which the lessons from the past would be taught. 26 years since its inception, the Museum continues to give a voice to the victims of the Holocaust so their stories can start conversations and inspire change. What we do The Sydney Jewish Museum is an institution that […]

Sydney Fish Market

Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Sydney Fish Market, an authentic, working fish market located on the harbour in Blackwattle Bay, Pyrmont – just a short distance from downtown Sydney. Sydney Fish Market is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere featuring a range of seafood and fresh produce retailers, cafés and restaurants, a wholesale auction, working wharf and Sydney Seafood School. Seafood lovers will be spoilt for choice with six seafood retailers offering an array of fresh seafood from Aussie favourites like Prawns, Oysters, Rocklobster and Barramundi to […]

St Mary’s Cathedral

St Mary’s Cathedral stands on the site of the first Catholic Chapel in Australia. Constructed in local sandstone, the Gothic Revival style of its architecture is reminiscent of the great medieval cathedrals of Europe. The Cathedral is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, under the title of Immaculate Mother of God, Help of Christians. Architect William Wilkinson Wardell was commissioned by Archbishop Polding to design a new St Mary’s following the fire of 1865 which ruined the original Cathedral. Polding was not to be disappointed by Wardell, for the building […]

St. Andrew’s Cathedral

St Andrew’s is the mother church of the Diocese of Sydney. The Diocese has a long tradition of being evangelical and this is reflected in the life of the Cathedral. We seek to maintain the highest standards of Bible teaching and music. We have close links with St Andrew’s Cathedral School and Moore Theological College. The Cathedral’s vision is: To see Christ honoured as Lord and Saviour in every community. The Cathedral’s mission: We commit ourselves afresh, in prayerful dependence on the Holy Spirit, to glorify God and love our […]

Manly To Spit Bridge Coastal Walk

Explore one of Sydney Harbour’s most beautiful walking tracks, the Spit Bridge to Manly Walk, otherwise known as the Manly Scenic Walkway. The route hugs the coastline, offering expansive harbour views while juxtaposing harbour-side homes with Aboriginal sites. Finishing at one of Sydney’s most loved beaches, this is the walk to insist on for visitors, yet still offers surprises for even the most familiar local.

Shelly Beach

Perhaps one of the smaller beaches in Sydney, Shelly Beach is also one of the most lovely. Tucked away just around the corner from the well-renowned Manly Beach, “Shelly” is a peaceful and home to always calm waters making it the perfect place for young children or those not wanting to make a splash in the waves. Shelly Beach, as it’s name suggests, is made of shells ground down into coarse sand, but you can still find plenty of whole shells here too – a great place for sand castle […]

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is a public aquarium that features a large variety of Australian aquatic life, displaying more than 700 species comprising more than 13,000 individual fish and other sea and water creatures from most of Australia’s water habitats. On any day of the week here, you’ll see children enthusiastically prodding their fingers against the glass shouting ‘I found Nemo!’ The Clown Anemonefish is highly adapted to its environment, striking up one of nature’s most unique partnerships as a defence mechanism. Juveniles develop an immunity to certain types of […]

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