Spring is a special time of year as the days lengthen and the capital begins to buzz again. Here are some ideas for the top 10 fun things to do in Sydney.
Until the end of October, special wine days at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth commemorate the French harvesting season and art de vivre. These events combine elegance, gastronomy, handcrafted experiences and lavish tastings of Veuve Clicquot, Agnew, Casama and De Bortoli wines.
Sydney Opera House
The amazing architecture of the Opera House draws visitors from far and wide. Spring in Sydney 2017 sees daily Bennelong sail lightings at sunset and 7 pm, entitled Badu Gili (water light). These free shows explore ancient stories and are best viewed from the Monumental Steps.
Sydney Harbour Cruises
One of the best things to do in Sydney CBD, these forty-five-minute sailings enable you to see the unforgettable colours of tropical skies lit by the setting sun. Afterwards, Darling Harbour puts on fabulous fireworks displays on Saturday nights.
Royal Botanic Garden
See blooming flowers, colourful explosions and immaculate lawns overlooking the sea in this beautiful setting at the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney. Choose from free guided walks, heritage tours and - perhaps - high tea with a bottomless champagne option to round off the afternoon.
Feel like you are on top of the world with this adrenaline-filled family bonding activity. Awaken the adventurer in you as you slowly ascend the impressively engineered structure to widen your eyes and take in the panoramic Sydney skyline views. The Bridge Climb is a great idea for spring school holiday activities Sydney.
Apart from the charming laneways, historic buildings and bustling markets, the geocaching treasure hunt continues at The Rocks. Join in, use your smartphone and become part of a growing international community of explorers.
National Maritime Museum
Near Darling Harbour, the museum enjoys a magnificent setting and offers great entertainment for all ages - from submarines and destroyers to the Endeavour, Captain Cook's sailing ship. See depictions of drama and danger on the high seas.
Bondi is ideal for kite flying to rekindle some innocent fun, while walkers looking for spring holiday activities Sydney could try the six-kilometer coastal trail to Coogee, past cliffs and five beaches.
Art Gallery of New South Wales
This widely respected gallery features Aboriginal art and offers a varied programme of free celebrity talks, films and musical performances in Wednesday evening after hours arts events, during Spring in Sydney 2017.
My Fair Lady High Tea & Cultural Getaway At the Capitol, this new three-hour version of the Cinderella-themed classic features the original plot with similar scenery and costumes. If you haven't checked out our My Fair Lady High Tea & Cultural Getaway packages yet, you can do so until 31st October.