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A guide to Sydney events, attractions, outdoor adventures and more

Where to find the best Sydney parks
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Where to find the best Sydney parks

Whether you’re in need of place to laze around or a quiet spot away from the city, these Sydney parks have sprawling open spaces, free barbecues and shaded spots to while away an afternoon or simply catch a break at lunch time.

20 ways to beat the winter blues
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20 ways to beat the winter blues

We at Time Out love the odd Netflix binge like the next person, but it’s very easy to get cabin fever when caught indoors in the colder months. 

The 10 most beautiful buildings in Sydney
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The 10 most beautiful buildings in Sydney

The city that commissioned one of the most famous buildings in the world still boasts some marvellous grand buildings. 

Where to go fruit picking near Sydney
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Where to go fruit picking near Sydney

There’s something irresistibly romantic about getting outside and gathering nature’s bounty with your own bare hands.

The best of Sydney

The best places to go kayaking in Sydney
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The best places to go kayaking in Sydney

No other city can boast such a range of places to go kayaking. 

Sydney's harbour islands
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Sydney's harbour islands

From Botany Bay to Pittwater, Sydney's islands are full of colourful history... and great places to lay a picnic blanket. Take a day trip to one of these ten landmarks surrounded by water and see Sydney from another perspective.

20 things to do in Sydney at least once in your life
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20 things to do in Sydney at least once in your life

Sydney’s a beautiful place to live and a glorious city to visit. We’ve picked out 20 things to do that show off our best side, from kayaking on the harbour and cocktails with a view to our favourite weekly markets, the best underground restaurant in the city and where to get your culture fix.

The best walks in Sydney
Sport and fitness

The best walks in Sydney

Coastal walks, bush walks, historical walks and inner city ambles: there are many routes to choose from to discover Sydney from a new angle. See our list of ten favourite places to wander and remember to pack a camera – these walks offer some of the best vantage points for snapping our city at its best.

The best waterfalls in Sydney and NSW
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The best waterfalls in Sydney and NSW

Load up the picnic basket and take a road trip to find these cascading falls around Sydney. 

The Sydney tourist hit list

Tourist attractions that don’t suck
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Tourist attractions that don’t suck

Indigenous walks and tours in Sydney
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Indigenous walks and tours in Sydney

What to do when you're alone in Sydney
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What to do when you're alone in Sydney

Free things to do in Sydney today
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Free things to do in Sydney today

The best ferry trips in Sydney
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The best ferry trips in Sydney

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These 8 Sydney bars are experimenting with caffeinated cocktails in May
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These 8 Sydney bars are experimenting with caffeinated cocktails in May

Sydney’s thirst for coffee cocktails seems unquenchable. Luckily, Mr Black – a Central Coast-based distillery and coffee roasting house – is keeping caffeinated cocktail lovers satisfied this month, with their cold brew coffee liqueur inspiring Caffeine Festival on May 25-27, dedicated to the buzzy elixir (tickets are on sale here). And if you need to build up your caffeine tolerance in preparation for this weekend of boozy masterclasses, fine food and spiked lattés, there’s more delicious cocktails on the horizon. Mr Black is joining forces with hospitality group Merivale to wake up Sydney’s bar scene. Spirits specialists across eight much-loved Sydney venues have concocted drink recipes to honour the caffeine gods, brought to life with Mr Black’s delicious cold brew coffee liqueur or coffee Amaro. Why not take a tasting tour of imaginative coffee-drenched cocktails? Get all fired up for the opportunity to nab one of 20 double passes to Caffeine Festival. To go into the draw, take a snap of your favourite Mr Black cocktail at participating Merivale venues, jump on the ’gram with the hashtag #mrblackXmerivale and tag @mrblackspirits and @merivale. Bottoms up and happy snapping!

Little Creatures Live at GABS
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Little Creatures Live at GABS

The GABS Beer, Cider and Food Fest, presented by Dan Murphy's, was dreamt up by Steve Jeffares and Guy Greenstone over a drink in 2011. Now, the beer and cider extravaganza is back for another year, of street food snacks, one-off brews, and sideshow entertainment. In addition to the beer stalls from local and international brewers, the SpecTAPular beer festival will also have 170 different beers and ciders on tap – brewed exclusively for the festival – which is the most it has ever showcased. That means you'll get to try kooky one-off brews, from bone marrow-infused ales to salted caramel porters. All the brewers will also be on site, ready to talk you through their specially crafted beers. Little Creatures Live will be taking things up a notch with thrilling entertainment including bendy contortionists, hula hooping queens and beer bottling maestros, all led by ringermaster Liz Skitch. Want to get to know even more about beer? Make sure you head to one of the Craft College sessions. Over at the Dan Murphy's Marketplace you can meet the who's who of brewing. Holy Moley will be onsite bringing mini golf antics while Ariston will be hosting gastronomic food, beer and cider pairing talks. You can also check out Jameson Caskmates Boilermaker Bar and the Milwa Cheese and Prosecco Bar. GABS will also be stacked up with snacks, with food trucks and street stalls. Enjoy pizzas by Happy As Larry, fried chicken from Dirty Bird, tempura shirmp from Prawn Stars, brisket sandwiches fro

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20 great Sydney dishes for under $20
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20 great Sydney dishes for under $20

You can easily drop your week’s wages on dining out in Sydney but there’s no need. The city’s hot dining destinations have plenty of satisfying and scintillating stuff on their menus for less than a lobster. And when it comes to settling up you can use your American Express® Card with confidence. How about a complementary side dish with your meal? Check out the offers at Side with Amex.    

23 highlights of Sydney Film Festival 2018 to book right now
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23 highlights of Sydney Film Festival 2018 to book right now

It's Sydney Film Festival time again, and as per usual there are way more great films on show than any one person lacking the power of time travel can get to see during the 12-day film binge – let alone a person who has other things going on in their life. Chill. We have done a comprehensive sweep and come up with a shortlist of movies we are most excited about, as well as some secondary suggestions should these ones be sold out. We've chosen 23 films in 23 different thematic strands.  Be sure to book your tickets early, and once that's done, if you're hankering for a movie tonight or this weekend, may we suggest these ones.  If you need somewhere to eat try our best restaurants in Sydney, and for a drink after the movie, select from Sydney's best bars.