Things to do

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

Where to find the best Sydney parks
Attractions

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
Things to do

20 ways to beat the winter blues

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

The 10 most beautiful buildings in Sydney
Things to do

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 ice skating in Sydney
Things to do

Where to go ice skating in Sydney

Sydney’s many pop-up outdoor ice rinks will make you want to rug up and brave the cold. 

The best of Sydney

The best places to go kayaking in Sydney
Sport and fitness

The best places to go kayaking in Sydney

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

Escape rooms in Sydney
Things to do

Escape rooms in Sydney

The door is locked. The room is dark. The clock is ticking. Will you solve the puzzle and get out in time?

Sydney's harbour islands
Things to do

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
Things to do

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 Sydney tourist hit list

Tourist attractions that don’t suck
Attractions

Tourist attractions that don’t suck

Indigenous walks and tours in Sydney
Things to do

Indigenous walks and tours in Sydney

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

What to do when you're alone in Sydney

Free things to do in Sydney today
Things to do

Free things to do in Sydney today

The best ferry trips in Sydney
Things to do

The best ferry trips in Sydney

You might also like...

15 Vivid Sydney events you shouldn't overlook
Things to do

15 Vivid Sydney events you shouldn't overlook

The largest winter festival in Sydney – and now Australia – is celebrating its tenth year. The Vivid Sydney program includes big international artists as well as local legends in the music, arts and culture scenes. Now that you’ve read about the headliners, here are 15 events across the Vivid Live, Music, Ideas and Light programs that we think you shouldn’t overlook when you come to plan your days and nights out from May 25 to June 16. Find things to do in Sydney this weekend.

Melbourne winter festivals and events guide
Things to do

Melbourne winter festivals and events guide

There's something about Melbourne in winter. The moody afternoon light filtering through laneways; the warm glow of cosy wine bars; and of course, the plethora of events and festivals that keep the city buzzing. We guarantee you won't find an atmosphere quite as thrilling anywhere else in the country during winter – and whether you're looking for world-class restaurants and bars, blockbuster art and theatre, unique shopping experiences or exhiliarating sports, Melbourne has you covered. Hungry? Check out our checklist of the restaurants to visit during your winter getaway. To plan your ultimate Melbourne getaway, visit our Time Out Guru to get tailored recommendations on where to stay, what to eat and all the best things to do. What's more, we're giving away an art and food-filled winter weekend in Melbourne! Find out more (and throw your hat in the ring) here.

Bliss

Bliss

Peter Carey’s Miles Franklin award-winning novel about a fallen 1980s ad man facing his own mortality has held a special place in Australia's collective heart since it was released in 1981. Bliss has been turned into a successful Barry Otto-led film and an opera staged by Neil Armfield, and will now become a play, penned by Tom Wright. It's no easy task for Wright, who'll have to find a way to bring all the weird and wonderful goings-on of Carey's novel to the stage (no word yet on whether he'll actually stage the famous scene where an elephant sits on a Fiat 500). Toby Truslove (ABC's Utopia) will star as Harry Joy, joined by Marco Chiappi, Will McDonald, Amber McMahon, Charlotte Nicdao, Susan Prior, Anna Samson and Mark Coles Smith. Malthouse Theatre’s artistic director Matthew Lutton will reunite with Wright for this surreal masterpiece after the pair adapted Picnic at Hanging Rock for the stage in 2016 and again this year. The ever inventive designer Marg Horwell will create this terrifying and hilarious vision of Australia in the '80s. Read our interview with director Matthew Lutton about bringing Bliss to the stage in 2018.

Buy tickets
Lano and Woodley: Fly

Lano and Woodley: Fly

It’s been 12 years since Colin Lane and Frank Woodley last performed together as the wildly popular comedy act Lano and Woodley. They split up back in 2006 after two decades to ensure that their real-life friendship wouldn’t suffer from spending every waking second working together. It seems the time apart has served them very well: not only is there a new freshness and energy to their act, but their split has also given them a very funny premise that plays directly into their dynamic. Col has agreed to the reunion on very strict conditions: firstly, he doesn’t want to appear on stage with Frank at any time. He doesn’t want the stress that comes with dealing with Frank’s nonsense, so he’s decided that they must tag-team the show. More significantly, he doesn’t want to do comedy anymore, but a serious play about the Wright brothers inventing the first successful aircraft. As you can imagine, things don’t quite go to plan as Col’s priggishness again comes into conflict with Frank’s childish wonderment (which is still innocent and joyful, even though he’s now 50 years old). The physical comedy is just as thrilling as it’s ever been – there’s a great bit with an electric shock collar – and they manage to make the 900-seat Playhouse at Arts Centre Melbourne feel very intimate. Fly is an impressive feat and a wonderfully constructed show. This is no mere cash-grab reunion tour – although I’m sure it will make plenty of money – but a superb and silly showcase for two comedians s

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Buy tickets