Festival of light, music & ideas
22 May - 8 June 2015
|Grand Pacific Drive: Coastal Lifestyle & Adventure|
The spectacular Grand Pacific Drive is a spectacular journey that meanders through coastal rainforest, seaside towns and along a string of uncrowded beaches, with the Sea Cliff Bridge being the main highlight. Be adventurous and try your hand at hang gliding, or experience the thrill of jumping out of a plane at 14,000ft with amazing views over Wollongong. At Jervis Bay, find the world’s whitest sand at Hyams beach, or join a Dolphin Watch Cruise to see wild dolphins at play.
Blue Mountains: Nature and Wildlife
Port Stephens: Dolphins & Sand Dunes
Ballooning in the Hunter Valley vineyards
The Hunter Valley is the state’s most popular winegrowing area – and there are few more novel ways to see it than from the basket of a hot air balloon. The views are simply breathtaking. The flight ends with a champagne breakfast and sublime memories of sunrise over the vineyards.
|Fall in love with Sydney’s café culture|
Sydneysiders love brunch and, with so many great choices of style and location, you will too! Check out the great value, all-day traditional breakfast menus in Bondi and Newtown, enjoy mouthwatering yum-cha in Chinatown, or discover bakeries with a gastronomic twist in Surry Hills, Balmain and Paddington.
Harbourside dining with magnificent waterfront views
Taste fresh and yummy seafood at Sydney Fish Market
Cocktails at Icebergs Dining Room & Bar
Fresh Produce at Farmers’ Markets
|Catch spectacular sea views along Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk|
This short and sensational stroll is a symphony for the soul, wrapping up the very best of the city’s coastline. In an easy, one-hour walk, the trail rides the headlands, cresting high to offer a view of sea-carved sandstone and crashing waves, then dipping down for a close-up look at some of Sydney’s best-loved beaches. At either end, you’ll find smart cafes where you can chill with a bluewater view.
Get up close to wildlife at award-winning Taronga Zoo
Dolphin and whale watch experiences at Jervis Bay
Picnic in the Park
Discover Manly Beach
|Explore Sydney Harbour|
Sydney's harbour is truly breathtaking and there are many ways to enjoy it. Explore stunning Sydney Harbour on a Sydney ferry, a relaxing sightseeing cruise or a thrilling high-speed jetboat. For something unique, go for a twilight sail with onboard dining, or even be a skipper for the day.
Conquer top of Harbour Bridge with BridgeClimb
Discover your own sense of style at Sydney’s best shopping destinations
|What’s On in Sydney|
Sydney is Australia’s year-round events capital with all styles of entertainment on offer , including Blackmore Running Festival (Sep), Sydney Good Food Month (Oct), Sculpture By The Sea Bondi (Nov) and New Year’s Eve celebration (Dec). Visit sydney.com for a full listing of events, festivals and performances.
|Have a fun-filled day at Darling Harbour|
Darling Harbour is a popular waterfront entertainment precinct with more than 50 restaurants and cafes, fabulous shopping and a happening nightlife. Darling Harbour is also home to some of the city’s most popular family attractions like SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and Madame Tussauds. The nearby Australian National Maritime Museum offers a closer look at the secret world of submarine warfare; while the Powerhouse Museum is a tribute to science, art, design, fashion, music and technology.
|The magic of Sydney Opera House|
Complete your visit in Sydney with a trip to Sydney Opera House, a World Heritage architectural jewel, where you’ll enjoy a feast of dazzling performances. Join a tour to experience the beauty of the House and obtain a sneak peek behind the curtain, or enjoy an evening cocktail while watching the sunset from the Opera Bar.
|Gifts hunting at Weekend Markets|
Weekend markets are a great place to pick up unique arts and crafts, fashion and accessories. Check out Paddy’s Market (Thurs – Sun) in Chinatown for gifts and souvenirs, the Rocks Markets (Sat – Sun) for arts and crafts or Paddington Market (Sat only) which is the base for Sydney’s young fashion and art up-starts.