The Sydney Festival transforms Sydney for around 3 weeks every January, taking on major art displays that attract nearly half a million people to the numerous festival events. During those 3 weeks, Sydneysiders can expect various shows of artistry from music, dance and drama to visual.
Sydney‘s diverse food culture, ranging from trendy cafes to hatted restaurants, draws food lovers from around the world to partake in the local fare. Created from the combination of cultures that have migrated to Australia, Sydney’s local food culture presents visitors with options ranging from top Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Lebanese, Portuguese and of course, your modern Australian fare. Even American and Latin American food options have grown in Sydney in recent years.
New Year’s Eve in Sydney is the event of the year, and one that is known for going out with a bang by people all over the globe. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that Sydney is one of the first places across the globe to cross into a new year? While people in New York are making final plans and choosing which parties to attend, the people of Sydney are partying it up in style.
Christmas time in Sydney seems to be the far from the stories told in books, movies and carols. Occurring during the sweltering summer months in Australia, Sydney at Christmas does not see snow and the traditional activities, like drinking eggnog in fuzzy sweaters, do not occur.
Sydney attractions are both must-see sites and huge expenses, especially when tickets are purchased one by one. Luckily, some companies have bundled the entrance fees for several of the top attractions into one simple pass, ultimately allowing you to save a pretty penny along the way. Granted, buying an attraction pass and keeping the discount only applies when you use the card correctly, so passes do require a little bit of planning and forethought. Nothing like buying a 5 attraction pass and only making it to 3 on the list!
Sydney never lets its residents and visitors go bored. With a plethora of festivals, markets, art exhibits and events, there is literally something for everyone in the bustling harbor city. To help you make your plans, we’ve compiled a short list of some of the special events and activities happening in the next week.
Besides having one of the best beach cultures in the world and a climate that rivals that of San Diego, Sydney also ranks in terms of highest costs of living in the world, coming in at number 11 according to the 2012 survey led by Mercer.
Crave Sydney is a highlight on any food lovers calendar. Attracting famous foodies from around the world, Crave literally hijacks October with an entire month of food events across Sydney and regional NSW.
Like any grand feast, there’s a packed menu with feature events stealing the show. Here’s a taste of a few of them.
Trips to Sydney come in all shapes and sizes; so while a hostel or hotel will suffice for many holidays and longer-term stays, the popularity of renting an apartment is growing. There are 3 main types of apartment categories for visitors to consider: short-term, medium-term and long-term. Finding and proceeding to rent each type has a different procedure, those of which we’ll lay out briefly below.
The popular Sculpture By The Sea exhibition returns to Sydney’s cliff tops this November.
Every year since 1997, artists have been displaying their work along Sydney’s spectacular Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk. Over 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and overseas stand on the cliff top amid a dramatic setting of sea and sky.