Don your lightest fabrics, step into the festive spirits, and get your jolly on in the great outdoors; it’s Spring in Sydney. Embrace the bloomin’ season with your adventurer friends, smell the sweet-scented blossoms, and soak up the sunshine as it is one of the best times to be in Sydney. So grab your pen and paper, we have rounded off some of the best things to do during the months of October - November; from the voguish outdoor art exhibitions and brilliant Opera House projections to immersive animal experiences and annual festivals.
Top-notch Christmas cruises Sydney
The blue skies during Spring makes the iconic Sydney skyline even more gorgeous. This is also the time for end of the year functions (EOFY) and events for many corporate companies in the country. The ideal way to appreciate the stunning Sydney skyline as well as celebrate a social event is to hop aboard a Sydney Harbour cruise. These dining cruises offer an upscale ‘wine and dine’ experience with some of the most incredible views ever including the legendary Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Fort Denison, and much more. You can cruise from mid-November, which means that if you go on a night cruise you can enjoy unparalleled views of the Badu Gili: Wonder Woman illumination of the Opera House! So it’s safe to say that a harbour cruise with a Christmas party seems like the ideal option if you're looking to make the most of your time in Sydney with your favourite bunch of people.
A festival by the sea
With numerous annual festivals and exhibitions making their return after a long snooze, the culture-vultures are gonna eat good this November. One among the dozens, is the famous Sculpture by the Sea festival in Bondi, which is recognised as the biggest free-to-the-public sculpture exhibition on the planet. This year, it’ll return to the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk and see the 2 km coastal stretch transform into a sculpture park for over three weeks. Being one of the most photographed events on Sydney’s calendar, you can buzz your mind through over a 100 sculptures by artists from all over the world! Even if you're not that into art, you’ll still be mesmerised by the types of sculptures you only see in your most bizarre dreams!
Maxed out adventure for a day
For one whole day, Sydney Park, the third largest park in the inner city will transform into a massive playground for the whole family to explore! This free adventure park will be brimming with loads of activities, some of the highlights being BMX stunts, break dancing sessions, bike hire, rock climbing, skating lessons, and the Taronga Zoomobile. You can explore the park on foot or by renting out a bike, and if you ever feel like stopping for a quick bite, you can check out the many food trucks dotted along the park! If you already own a bike you can tune them up for free and even have your helmet painted! Now that sounds like a day the kids dream of!
Hand-feed an alpaca
Ever wanted to meet a lovely Alpaca? Head to Kurrajong Heights just 80 kms north-west of the city, where you can find a tranquil farmstay bordering the Wollemi and Blue Mountains National Park. This pet-friendly joint is ideal for a holiday with the kids where they can help search for eggs and feed the adorable alpacas and goats everyday! For a single day experience you can book them beforehand and indulge in an immersive experience lasting upto an hour or so, giving you plenty of time to spend quality time with them, learn about them and even feed them! Sounds like a plan right!