Many people such as international visitors get it wrong that Sydney is the capital city of Australia. This is just unsurprising since why people think it is because the place has so many wonderful and iconic attractions that are associated with it. Sydney is considered to be the biggest metropolitan city of Australia on the east coast with a speedily developing economy and population and its harbor side location is a massive spot for visitors.
If you’re planning to visit Sydney with your family and friends, here are some 8 activities you can look forward there for this year!
Carriageworks Farmers Market (February 9, 2019 to December 12, 2020)
In case you want to cook your own healthy food throughout your weekend getaway in Sydney, you may want to visit the heart of Redfern in Sydney where it showcases an award-winning authentic Farmers Market held every Saturday. The market offers seasonal produce including organic and bio-dynamic foods from various artisan producers and farmers from across New South Wales. Plus the Farmers Market is an all-weather marketplace.
Surfest Newcastle Australia (February 8, 2019 to March 17, 2019)
Obviously, Australia probably is one of the best places to surf with all of its pristine shorelines. This is the reason why Surfest is the largest surfing festival in Australia. All over the world, the best professional male and female surfers travel to Newcastle, NSW to participate and compete for the Mark Richards trophy on Merewether Beach, Newcastle.
Seven Peaks Walk at Pinetrees Lord Howe Island (March 18, 2019 to November 29, 2019)
Are you the adventurous type? The why not try the Seven Peaks Walk’s five days guided escapade that will tour you around pristine beaches and exposed coral platforms to the tender mist forests on Mt Gower. As you make your way, you will see the beauty of subtropical palm forests, freshwater creeks, preserved swimming coves, rocky sea cliffs, and volcanic peaks.
If you love heights, then we are sure that you’ll enjoy the Lower Road on Mt Lidgbird, wind across exposed narrow ledges (for those who hate heights, it is protected by ropes) along with a 300 vertical meter cliff. The Seven Peaks Walk is also included in the Great Walks of Australia, a minor collection of the finest luxury walks of Australia.
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour- West Side Story (March 22, 2019 to April 21, 2019)
After a long day, you may want to relax and experience the hit musical West Side Story on the Handa Opera floating stage. If you want to fall in love with the modern day Romeo and Juliet story and see the wildness of youth and the ecstasy of love under the starlit city skyline, then don’t skip this one!
The show features plenty of Broadway classics and electrifying choreography. The gates will open at 5 pm and it’s a perfect time since you can arrive as the sun sets over the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge and drink champagne as dusk falls.
Byron Bay Bluesfest (April 18, 2019 to April 22, 2019)
Also known as East Coast International Blues & Roots Music Festival before, is a popular music festival that is held yearly over the Easter long weekend in the Byron Bay since 1990. Way back when it originally runs for three days, and now it runs for five days from Thursday to Monday. Before, it is attended by a crowd of 6,000, and now it attracts an annual audience of over 101,000 across the five days.
It holds a huge selection of blues and root performers from Australia and around the world and is recognized as one of the world’s leading contemporary music festivals.
Wings Over Illawarra at Albion Park (May 4, 2019 to May 5, 2019)
The month of May is when Australia’s armed forces get ready to lend a hand at one of the Illawarra’s biggest tourism feats which is the Wings Over Illawarra air show. At Albion Park Rail, the army and navy gather together to exhibit at the two-day event for thousands of people who want to watch impressive aerobatic displays and aircraft. If you’ve never seen one before, then this is your chance to witness some of the fastest, nosiest, and powerful aircraft that will definitely thrill the crowd.
Ironman Australia at Port Macquarie (May 5, 2019)
This iconic global event was established in 1985 that happens in Port Macquarie. New South Wales is four hours north of Sydney. The event is a race that plenty of competitors return to year after year. It includes a swim course in Hastings River, bike course across the Pacific Ocean, and run course in the heart of Port Macquarie. If you’re the sporty type then this is perfect for you! It’s a great refresher and exciting to watch.
Vivid Sydney at Sydney Harbor (Events to be confirmed/ May, 2019)
You want to learn more about art, technology, and commerce? Vivid Sydney is a great opportunity and fun activity that runs for 23 days that includes a festival light, music and ideas. The event features many of the world’s greatest innovative industry forums, a fascinating free public exhibition of outdoor lighting sculptures and installations and an avant-garde contemporary music program.