When the sun rolls in and the clouds roll out, we bid farewell to snow trips and after work hibernation.
Sydney truly comes to life in Spring, and to celebrate, we have rounded-up of our favourite activities to do this spring.
- Take advantage of the longer, warmer evenings and the many rooftop and waterfront bars Sydney has to offer. Smoke Bar at Barangaroo House is one of Sydney’s newest rooftop bars. As the sun sets over the harbour, make your way through a sophisticated cocktail and delicious food menu. Try the chicken, macadamia, lemon myrtle skewers. So good!
- Now that you’ve indulged in all those cocktails, why not lace up those running shoes and register for the Blackmore Sydney Running Festival. Described as one of the most scenic and spectacular running festivals in Australia, there’s something to suit every level of fitness, and it’s a day that can be enjoyed by the whole family. The event features a full marathon, half marathon, 10km bridge run and a family fun run of 3.5km.
- It wouldn’t be spring in Sydney without at least one trip to the races . Get dressed up and head to Randwick and/or Rosehill Gardens for all the fun, fashion and thoroughbreds.
- Foodies rejoice! Sydney’s Good Food Month is your chance to eat your way through the city. As one of the world’s biggest food festivals, Sydney’s Good Food Month will once more be serving up mouth-watering eats, drinks and entertainment. Treat yourself to endless market stalls, including the iconic Asian-inspired night noodle markets from Thursday 4th October to Sunday 21st October.
- This year Clark Island will once again be turned into a wine lover’s oasis. Set against the stunning backdrop of our beautiful harbour, Wine Island is a must-visit for anyone who loves food, wine and music… and let’s face it, who doesn’t?
- The famous Manly Beach will play host to the 41st annual Manly Jazz Festival. Held over the October long weekend, Manly Jazz is recognised for its beautiful location and the diverse talent line up from traditional New Orleans jazz, to funk, Latin, fusion, blues, gospel, swing and roots.
- Speaking of beaches, Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach will once again be transformed for the annual Sculptures by the Sea exhibition. Now in its 22nd year the beachfront will play host to over 100 amazing sculptures by international and local artists. Sculptures will cover the stretch between Bondi Beach and Tamarama Beach. Each year the event draws an astounding 500,000 people.
- Be among the crowd of thousands for one of the biggest sporting events in the country. The 2018 Telstra Premiership Grand Final will take place on Sunday the 30th of September. This year’s Grand Final, will be a historic occasion – the first grand final of the NRL Women’s Premiership and as such a spectacular pre-match entertainment line-up has been planned.
- With more than 20 major awards to its credit, the original Broadway and West End production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical ‘Evita’ will open at the Sydney Opera House this Spring, directed by legendary Broadway director Hal Prince and starring Tina Arena as Eva Peron.
- Finally we can’t forget about the flourishing flowers. Flowers are the essence of spring, so take the opportunity to stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens or surround yourself in the purple haze of Sydney’s Jacarandas. For some seriously Instagram worthy shots head to McDougall St in Kirribilli where the trees lining the road form a magical jacaranda canopy. Alternatively you can up your selfie game at the annual David Jones Flower Show. Open from August 30 until September 9, the store’s ground floor and window displays have been transformed into a world-class and fragrant showcase of floral artistry.
Sydney truly does put on an impressive show.