Summer in Sydney is all about being outside—whether to eat, shop, exercise or see a movie. Outdoor cinemas and film festivals are a sure sign it’s summer, starting with Tropfest in early December through to the end of March. Screenings of independent and Blockbuster films are held in public parks, on the harbor with the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as a backdrop and just steps from the sand at world famous Bondi Beach. You’ve already missed Movies by the Boulevard and Flickerfest this year, but here are five Sydney outdoor cinemas you can still catch this summer.
Port Stephens isn’t usually a destination associated with Sydney. It’s very easy to make a day trip to Port Stephens from Sydney however, and allows visitors to see a whole different side of Australia outside of the city.
Back in the late 1980s, when the Sydney Seafood School was founded, the now global foodie movement was still in its infancy. Fast forward to today and the Harbor City ranks at the top of Australia’s culinary bucket list thanks to cooking show TV personalities, internationally acclaimed restaurants and those only-in-Sydney harbor views that can be enjoyed from many of the city’s dining and drinking establishments. The coffee, cocktail, and artisan food crazes have all hit the antipodes, and many under-the-radar outposts and outfitters help travelers connect with local producers and masters. Here are some of the most unique food experiences in Sydney.
There’s no doubt about it, Sydney is a harbour city – so much of Sydney life revolves around the water. Which is why it makes so much sense to explore the city via boat. Other cities have Hop On Hop Off Buses – Sydney has a Hop On Hop Off Cruise as well.
Taronga Zoo is easily Australia’s most famous zoo. With world-class exhibits, research facilities and those amazing harbour views, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the Sydney zoo experience can’t get any better. You’d be wrong. Why? Because you haven’t experienced the magic of a zoo until you’ve experienced Taronga Zoo’s Roar and Snore.
Carved by ocean inlets and fringed by national parks that end abruptly in vertical cliffs, Sydney is a metropolis that’s easy to escape. Wilderness around here often comes with ocean views and boardwalk trails, making it appealing and accessible to all kinds of travelers. Whether you hike within view of the Sydney Opera House […]
You’ve done the Bondi-to-Coogee Coastal Walk. You’ve sunbathed on its sands and ridden its waves. You’ve even stayed out late hopping between its many backpacker bars. But that’s not all there is to do in Bondi Beach. Bondi is as historic as it is eclectic. It’s the beach that introduced surfing to Australia and founded the world’s first surf lifesaving club. Bondi Beach has also hosted big events since the early 1900s. Today, Bondi is home to a fascinating mix of surfers, hippies, artists, suburbanites, foreigners and Hasidic Jews. The neighborhood is down-to-earth yet sophisticated, and it’s full of surprises. Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about Bondi Beach.