Save the dates of the events in Sydney and New South Wales that you don't want to miss out on! #FOMO
Sydney Royal Easter Show
23 March to 03 April 2018
1 Showground Road, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
The Sydney Royal Easter Show is a celebration of Australian culture, from our rural traditions to our modern day lifestyles, providing unique experiences for everyone. Every Easter, the country and city join together at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, for fourteen days of agricultural competitions, animal experiences, live entertainment, carnival fun, shopping and much more.
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour - La Bohème
23 March to 22 April 2018
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney NSW 2000
Experience the romance of the original Bohemian love story at the magnificent Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. You’ll taste the best of Sydney in a single night out: food, fireworks, singing and spectacle under the stars. La Bohème opens your soul to emotions too big for words. As six friends bare their hearts and souls in a Parisian winter, you’ll fall in love, flare with passion and ache with loss, right alongside them.They open the site at 5pm, so arrive as the sun is setting over the city skyline and take in the view with a glass of bubbles as dusk falls. Meet for dinner at one of the pop-up bars and restaurants, then sit back in a grandstand at the water’s edge and immerse yourself in Puccini’s passionate music.
Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival
01 May to 30 June 2018
Broke Road Various Venues, Pokolbin NSW 2320
Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival is the perfect antidote to cure those winter blues. It provides you with the chance to wine and dine with leading Hunter Valley winemakers and chefs, take part in an array of fun and interactive classes to fine tune your culinary skills, or if you're after a more relaxing experience, simply curl up beside an open fire with a glass of premium Hunter Valley wine and a cheese plate.
Book early to avoid disappointment.
Vivid Sydney 2018
25 May to 16 June 2018
Vivid Light transforms the city from 6pm nightly into a creative canvas for people of all ages to enjoy. Go cruising on Sydney Harbour, choose a light walk that winds through The Rock or from Martin Place to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Visit Darling Harbour and Barangaroo for projection and fountain shows — or visit Taronga Zoo and Chatswood for immersive light activations that will amaze you.
May to November 2018
Sydney and its surrounds
Beyond Sydney, Wild About Whales lists vantage points to see dolphins and whales. North of Sydney, in Port Stephens, cruises include Imagine, Moonshadow and Tamboi. You can kayak with whales in Byron Bay. South of Sydney, Jervis Bay Wild and Dolphin Watch Cruises Jervis Bay are in Huskisson. Eden is great for whale watching, too.
Tulip Time Festival - Bowral
18 Sept to 01 Oct 2018
Bendooley Street, Bowral NSW 2576
Now in its 58th year, this award-winning festival is one of Australia's biggest floral festivals, attracting tens of thousands of visitors. One of the main highlights is the annual street parade which will be held on Saturday, September 21. The best part of the festival is the mass planting of more than 75,000 tulip bulbs and 15,000 annuals at Corbett Gardens, in a spectacular Springtime display. There are also private gardens open for inspection - including tours and talks; a street fair; window displays; and entertainment throughout the festival in Corbett Gardens.
October to November 2018
Sydney is filled with natural attractions and beautiful native and exotic flora – and none more so than the vibrant Jacaranda trees that line the city streets. Native to South America, the lilac blooms bring the city to life throughout the months of October and November.
If you’re looking for some Instagram-worthy locations to catch the trees in full swing, some of the best places in the city to see the purple leaves sway are The Rocks, Royal Botanic Gardens and Paddington.
Content by: Destination NSW