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People drinking coffee at Carriageworks Farmers Markets
Photograph: Daniel Boud

Things to do in Sydney this week

Wondering what to do this week? Our list will guide you in the right direction

By Alannah Maher
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There's plenty of exciting things to do in Sydney. While physical distancing and precautions remain in place, you can now do things like get out for dinner and a live show, and visit some of our city's museums, galleries and attractions. We've come up with a list of fun things to do while staying safe and healthy.

New health guidelines in Sydney are now strongly advising people in Sydney to wear a mask in public, and we're rounding up where to buy masks locally. If you'd prefer to stay in, there are plenty of experiences pivoting to delivery and to the digital realm – allowing you to keep entertained, stay connected to the city and support local businesses. We've covered the best things to do at home.

RECOMMENDED: Sydney's social distancing rules explained and how to go out safely.

Things to do in Sydney this week

Giselle Stanboroug's 'Cinopticon' at the newly reopened Carriageworks
Photograph: Mark Pokorny

1. Get down to Carriageworks for its celebrated re-opening

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Carriageworks has been saved, and this week the Eveleigh institution returns bigger and better than ever, throwing open the doors once more on Friday, August 7. You can celebrate by checking out a re-homed Bienalle of Sydney exhibition and the return of a Saturday ritual with the beloved Carriageworks Farmers Market. 

dish featuring red toadstools
Photograph: Supplied/Nel

2. Refuse to grow up with this fancy Disney inspired degustation

Restaurants Nel, Sydney

Slide on your glass slippers, affordable fine dining fave Nel has reopened its doors for physically distanced dining and they’re inviting you to be their guest with the return of a Disney-themed degustation. ‘Once Upon a Time’ involves eleven dishes with a nostalgia-inducing creative touch.

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Inside At Bondi Icebergs Dining
Photograph: Anna Kucera

3. Have an intimate dinner and a show with Icebergs

Restaurants Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, Bondi Beach

The illustrious Icebergs Dining Room and Bar is back with a bang, marking its re-entry to the dining scene with a star-spangled lineup of local artists. This week you can dine with pop songstress Kate Cerberano, indie rockers The Delta Riggs or the electro-funk legends of Sneaky Sound System.

 Lauren and Kass Hernandez with their work 'The Divide'
Photograph: Lauren and Kass Hernandez

4. Check out this exhibition that celebrates Asian-Australian culture

Art Galleries 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Haymarket

The 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art has reopened its Haymarket gallery space with a cutely named exhibition series. Holding Patterns is a revolving show that champions the cultural contribution of four artists in a time of crisis, showcasing adaptability in the face of disruption.

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The Credeaux Canvas at the El Rocco room
Photograph: Supplied

5. See Sydney's first post-lockdown theatre show

Theatre Drama El Rocco Room, Potts Point

A play about sex, lies, betrayal, a love triangle, an art hoax, queer undertones, and full-frontal nudity is one of the first theatrical performances to welcome an actual audience into an honest-to-goodness theatre in Sydney since the Beforetime. We masked-up and headed to Kings Cross to check out this theatrical experience for unusual times.

Plate with truffles beside it
Photograph: Supplied/Republic Dining

6. Head to one of these restaurants for warming truffle-based dishes

News Restaurants

Some love 'em and some hate 'em, but either way, truffles have embedded themselves into the consciousness of Sydney's dining scene as the ultimate wintery delicacy. As the air gets nippier, we begin to see more and more of their earthy, aromatic flavour wafting onto menus. We've rounded up the best dishes that showcase the black diamond around town.

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'The Holocaust and Human Rights' exhibition at Sydney Jewish Museum
Photograph: Supplied/Sydney Jewish Museum

7. Take a deep dive into human rights with this webinar series

Things to do Your place, Sydney

The Sydney Jewish Museum is launching a digital short course that takes a deep dive into the question: what is human rights? There will be five webinars streamed live via Zoom throughout Monday evenings in August, and you can either sign up for all of them or pick and choose those most interesting to you. 

Two women laugh as they sculpt clay with wine and cheese on the table
Photograph: Supplied/Clay Sydney

8. Get your hands dirty at this new ceramics studio

Things to do Enmore

Clay Sydney’s new Enmore studio offers chilled-out one-off workshops suitable for total beginners as well as short courses covering wheel-throwing, hand-building, firing and glazing techniques for the clay-curious. If you fancy learning the basics while throwing back a bevvie, the wine and clay night might just be up your alley. 

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Noodles at Lonely Mouth
Photograph: Supplied/Kitti Gould

9. Have a cruelty-free feast at one of Sydney's best vegan restaurants

Restaurants Vegan

Only a few years ago, vegan dining meant a whole lot of pulses and sprouts, but now Sydney is home to plant-based burger shops, classic Italian pizzerias that showcase cheese and meat alternatives, gelato shops that favour coconut bases and a growing contingent of fine diners offering fancy degustations for vegans. Check out 18 of our top picks.

Mad Hatter's Tea Party Wonderland
Photograph: Supplied/Wonderland Bar

10. Head down the rabbit hole with this Mad Hatter-inspired high tea

Things to do The Wonderland Bar, Potts Point

You won’t want to be late for this very important date. The new Alice in Wonderland-themed pop-up bar in Potts Point is playing host to a tea party that any mad hatter would be proud to attend, and of course, you’re invited. There will be games, puzzle-solving and even croquet played with flamingo clubs, before you tuck into a lavish spread of themed treats and the venue’s signature teapot cocktails.

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Fresh produce at Carriageworks Farmers Markets
Photograph: Daniel Boud

11. Check out one of the best markets in Sydney

Shopping Markets

To market, to market? Whether it’s the promise of brekky pho or the racks of vintage threads that gets you out of bed in the morning, these are the markets that we've been itching to get back to, with their local produce, creative wares and delicious snacks.

Nadia Odlum working on her maze mural ‘I’ll meet you here again’
Photograph: Supplied

12. Explore art on Western Sydney streets with 'Parramatta by Foot'

News Art

You can take in a city stroll and get your art fix all in one go thanks to a new outdoor show curated by Parramatta Artists’ Studios. Parramatta by Foot assembles some of Western Sydney’s best emerging artists and challenges them to create footpath reflecting the rich diversity of the local community.

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Kojima Five-Star dining at home
Photograph: TJ Edwards

13. Order in a five-star feast from Sydney's top restaurants

Restaurants

Nothing about this year is normal and even as the city tentatively reopens for business, going out might still feel risky for some of us. So if you’d normally go out for dinner to celebrate your birthday/anniversary/negative medical test but would rather not in the current climate, here are the best five-star dining experiences you can have at home.

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Macon Reed, ‘Eulogy For The Dyke Bar’, 2016. Installation and public programs series. Image courtesy: the artist

14. Explore queer kinship at this heartfelt exhibition

Art UNSW Galleries, Paddington

The notion of ‘family’ has long been a cornerstone of queer identity and a major new exhibition at the UNSW Galleries explores what ‘being together’ means for different queer subcultures – in Australia, internationally and across time. The work of 15 artists (or artist collaborations), along with a series of films, plus material from the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, has been compiled for the exhibition.

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Sheridan Harbridge tackles Suzie Miller’s Prima Facie
Photograph: Sheridan Harbridge

15. Act up with Griffin Theatre's World’s a Stage challenge

News Theatre & Performance

Launching the cute #WorldsAStageChallenge, Griffin has cried havoc and let loose the dogs of drama. The idea’s simple: set yourself up on whatever stage comes to hand – be that your Romeo and Juliet-style balcony, atop your dining table, amidst the weeds of your unruly backyard or in the salubrious surrounds of your lime-scaled shower – and perform a snappy lil' bit from your fave play. 

Fondue skewer dripping with cheese
Photograph: Supplied/Swissotel

16. Sample authentic Swiss three-cheese fondue in the heart of Sydney

News Restaurants

The Swissotel's Crossroads Bar has brought back its annual Swiss Fondue in a decadent three-cheese version, featuring a combination of gruyère, emmental and comte cheeses, which are blended together to create a lusciously rich combination. For $36 per person, you can book in for a fondue for two, with baguettes, cornichons, and a load of other accouterments, perfect for dipping, served alongside.

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Nude model poses, she faces away from the camera holding a sparkly shawl in the air.
Photograph: Supplied/Camelot Lounge

17. Pick up your pencil for an IRL life drawing class

Things to do Camelot Lounge, Marrickville

In good news for seasoned sketchers and newly minted hobbyists alike, one of Sydney's longest running life drawing sessions, the Camelart Club, is back on. This sketch club is popular for being accompanied by evocative live musicians in addtion to a live nude model.

Comeco Foods Trio of donuts
Photograph: Daniel Boud

18. Try gluten-free, vegan sourdough doughnuts in Newtown

Restaurants Cafés Newtown

Sydney’s most inclusive restaurant is a tiny, pared back Japanese snack house on South King Street serving gluten-free sourdough doughnuts, and vegan sushi on weekends. Got allergies? Right this way, itchy friends. At Comeco Foods there is no gluten, no egg and no dairy on the menu. It’s 100 per cent vegan and for those avoiding nuts and seeds, only the brownie and the sesame doughnut pose a threat.

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Band performs on stage at the Soda Factory
Photograph: Supplied/Soda Factory

19. See a live band at this retro style Surry Hills bar with a secret entrance

Things to do Soda Factory, Surry Hills

The Soda Factory is joining in on the return of live music in Sydney by putting on gigs five nights a week. The current lineup champions local musos and diverse genres, from soul and neo-soul to indie rock, with ‘more familiar jams’ on the weekends. And yes, you can still grab a $1 hotdog on Tuesdays.

15 Centimeters Japanese cheesecake
Photograph: Supplied

20. Get a freshly baked Japanese cheesecake delivered to your house

News Restaurants

You can outsource the time and effort required for pastry-cheffing by ordering a freshly baked Japanese cheesecake to your door from new Sydney business, 15 Centimeters. It’ll cost you $36 for the classic vanilla, or $38 for matcha, chocolate or Tahitian lime, and they require two days' notice to ensure your cake is ‘yakitate’, meaning 'freshly baked' to order.

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Missy Higgins plays her Maton at Lorne's Falls Festival, 2004
Photograph: Martin Philby

21. Check out the Powerhouse's tribute to Australian guitars

Things to do Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo

After months of uncertainty, the Powerhouse is back! And if that news has you playing the air guitar, then does the museum have the re-opening exhibition for you. Maton: Australia’s Guitar is a truly bodacious collection of the beloved Australian manufacture's thrumming good guitars, favoured by the likes of Elvis Presley, Keith Richards Men at Work, Missy Higgins and Keith Urban.

Interior of Sydney Jewish Museum
Photograph: Supplied/Sydney Jewish Museum

22. Expand your world view at the Sydney Jewish Museum

Museums Darlinghurst

If you haven't visited this Darlinghurst Museum, it's about time you did. There is a misunderstanding that the Jewish Museum is only meant for Jewish people to visit, or only of interest to WWII buffs. In reality, the museum’s mission is to make history accessible through the lens of the Jewish experience, and in doing so, help us to understand our present. Check out new exhibitions like Jews from Islamic Lands while you're there.

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Untied cocktail
Photograph: Alana Dimou

23. Book in for soul brunch on this Barangaroo rooftop

Bars Pubs Barangaroo

This modern Australian rooftop bar located smack bang in the middle of Barangaroo is all about slinging tropical cocktails in an open-air environment. On Saturdays, Untied hosts a Southern-inspired 'Brunch with Soul', featuring live soul singers across two sittings, at 11am and 2pm for $79 per person. On Sundays, things get a little more plant-based, with an all-vegan bottomless brunch for $69. It's enough to entice even your most carnivorous friends. 

BBQ chicken at Henrietta Chicken
Photograph: Supplied/Henrietta C

24. Check out this snazzy new charcoal chicken and cocktail joint

Restaurants Middle Eastern Surry Hills

Crown Street is now home to a Lebanese charcoal chicken shop, but they've made it a little bit fancy. Henrietta is a casual offering from the team behind schmick Middle Eastern diner Nour, serving up Middle Eastern-style birds with the bronzed, blistered skin known to bring siblings to blows, plus bread, dips, pickles and salads. They've gone and filled the drinks list with some cheeky, boozy fun, and you'll also find a bit of fast-food fusion.

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Food at Little Lagos
Photograph: Supplied/Little Lago

25. Get your jollof fix at Enmore’s hot new Nigerian bistro

Restaurants Nigerian Enmore

Many dishes at Little Lagos are self-explanatory, like hand-held beef pastry pockets fresh out of the oven, or goat cooked until tender in an earthy, fragrant stew of tomatoes, capsicum, onion and habanero chillis. Like your food super hot? The pepper soup is for you – clear, spicy and bulked out with a nose-to-tail selection of beef (skin, meat and tripe). No matter what you order, add a side of fried plantains.

Easy hikes in Sydney
Photograph: Destination NSW

26. Take a hike with the best easy day hikes near Sydney

Sport and fitness Walks

There are plenty of opportunities near Sydney for novice hikers to experience the great outdoors without trekking too far from civilisation. In the national parks that sit on the city’s fringes, you'll find several wonderful hikes that are perfect for those who prefer a relaxed amble to a major expedition.

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Three cats lounging on a fluffy blanket
Photograph: Supplied/Catmosphere

27. Have a cuddle with the feline residents of Catmosphere cat café

News City Life

Sydney’s only cat café is welcoming back human guests. If snuggling up with a cup of coffee and a brood of fluffy new friends sounds pretty good to you, it’s about time you got down to Catmosphere. They do things a little differently here, you can make a private booking to hang out with cats that are "zoned" into themed rooms based on their age, energy level, and adoption status.

Biennale of Sydney brings stunning art to the city
Photograph: supplied

28. Explore the Biennale of Sydney

Things to do

The doors have re-opened on the Biennale with an extended run. Championing First Nations artists, there’s a big focus on further decolonising Western art’s traditionally hallowed spaces this year. With a staggering spread of 700 works led by 101 artists, it can be overwhelming figuring out just what to see. Here’s our insider’s guide to the Biennale of Sydney.

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Sydney Seaplanes Empire Lounge
Photograph: Supplied

29. Watch seaplanes take off while you brunch at this jetty-side restaurant

News Restaurants

For a particularly photogenic kind of brunch this weekend, head over to the Rose Bay Empire Lounge, where you can watch seaplanes take off and land at the marina nearby while you linger over your latte and pick at platters laden with brunch-time goodies. You can enjoy a brunch spread for a reasonable $30 per person, or if you're in the market to kick it up a notch, try the decadent Champagne and truffle experience for $45.

Man and dog outside
Photograph: Divya Venkataraman

30. Set off on a truffle hunt in the lush surrounds of the Southern Highlands

Travel Southern Highlands

If wandering through a lush property hot on the heels of a cute pup in search of thousands of dollars of ‘edible gold’ sounds like how you’d like to spend a wintery Saturday morning, well, join the club. Wild Food Adventures, a local Southern Highlands company, has been running experiences marrying food and the natural scenery of the area for years. To cater to truffle hunters, they’ve teamed up with Ganymede Truffles.

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Happy Place Live Nation 2020 supplied
Photograph: Live Nation/supplied

31. Explore a picture-perfect Happy Place

Things to do Pop-up locations Broadway Shopping Centre, Glebe

If there's something we Sydneysiders could do with a decent dose of right now, it'd be pure, unadulterated joy. The Happy Place, a pop-up exhibit of boldly colourful, immersive environments had its Australian premiere on the rooftop of Broadway Sydney in March. Now it's back from Friday, July 3. 

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Two drag queens in pink and green feathered costumes
Photograph: Supplied/Imperial Hotel

33. Have a fabulous dinner and show experience at the home of Priscilla

Things to do The Imperial Hotel, Erskineville

The queens at the Imperial Hotel are putting on a flashy new dinner and show experience packed with enough campness, nostalgia and colourful feathers to help us forget about the perils of 2020. Pop on something that makes you feel fabulous and shake your tail feather down to the Priscilla’s Experience: a marathon of glamourous and glitzy performances served alongside a three-course menu from the Impy’s in-house restaurant. 

Hilltops region
Photograph: Destination NSW

34. Plan a trip to the most underrated holiday destinations in NSW

Travel

International borders look set to remain sealed until at least next year and restrictions on interstate travel are still in effect for much of the country. Fortunately, there's a wealth of great getaway options right here in New South Wales ready and waiting to receive eager holidaymakers. 

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BridgeClimb 01
Photograph: Supplied

35. Scale the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Museums The Rocks

Hoorah! Sydney Bridgeclimb is open to the public again. Yes, you have to wear an unflattering grey jumpsuit – but if climbing the fourth-longest single-span steel arch bridge in the world is a should-see for out-of-towners and visiting celebrities, then it’s an absolute can’t-miss for locals. Plus, they'll be offering discounted rates on climbs until July 19. 

Three drag queens pose on stage in brightly coloured dresses
Photograph: Supplied/Universal/Bruno Lozich

36. Shantay to Oxford Street for dinner and a show with top drag queens

Things to do Universal, Darlinghurst

Oxford Street stalwart Universal is back in business, with a luxe new offering. You won’t find the usual club nights and sweaty dancefloors upstairs. Premiere is an immersive dining experience featuring performances from some of the city’s most seasoned drag queens served up with a gourmet three-course dinner and bottomless bevvies. 

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Painting
Photograph: Supplied/ANMM

37. Check out this museum's new exhibitions that showcase two perspectives on voyaging history

Things to do Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour

The Australian National Maritime Museum has reopened to the public with two stellar new exhibitions to see. Under Southern Skies and From Kupe to Cook explore not just the traditional, colonial perspectives of James Cook's navigation (and 'discovery') of Australia and the Pacific, but also the perspectives of First Nations people involved in those encounters.

Table set in an igloo
Photograph: Supplied/The Winery

38. Dine in style this winter at the Winery's laneway igloo garden

News Restaurants

Surry Hills' the Winery is a pretty picture-perfect venue as it stands: bedecked in fairy lights, dotted with people sipping champagne in the garden area, with a plant-decked path leading the way in. Now, it's about to get even prettier with igloos to be installed in the garden, where you and your crew can sit, sip and dine on three courses and a cocktail as soon as your arrive.

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The Lansdowne Hotel 2017 live music July 13 2017 feat Ainslie Wills 01 (c) Time Out Sydney photographer credit Anna Kucera
Photograph: Anna Kucera

39. Go to a live gig at the Lansdowne

News Music

As capacity restrictions ease for larger venues in Sydney, the Lansdowne is welcoming back punters for (seated) live music shows. The Lansdowne has been a mainstay of Sydney's local live music scene for years, and is key to nurturing the the careers of musicians in that nebulous middleground of their careers.

A person in a green shirt has their back to the camera, stands in a alleyway
Photograph: Supplied/I'm Free Walking Tours

40. Get some mates together for a free private walking tour around Sydney

News City Life

Locals might have seen the fluoro green wearing I’m Free Walking Tour guides hanging around Town Hall Square and the Rocks, but have you ever stopped to join them? These tours had to hit pause during the last few months, but the tour guides are back and ready to help you explore the city – with private bookings that were once rather exxy now costing nada.

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Eileen's Bar
Photograph: Steven Woodburn/Supplied

41. Check out Four Pillars' new gin lab in Surry Hills

News Bars & Pubs

While Sydney’s hospitality sector has been in hibernation, the Four Pillars team has been hard at work creating a sophisticated new gin joint in the heart of Surry Hills. The venue has three distinct parts: its street-facing gin shop, which has been trading since the end of May; its ‘Gin Lab’, where workshops on the botanical intricacies of gin making will be hosted; and Eileen’s, an intimate cocktail bar. It's gin o'clock.

Igloo on harbour
Photograph: Supplied/Pier One

42. Book in for a luxe session in a harbourside 'igloo'

Things to do Pop-up locations Pier One Sydney Harbour, Dawes Point

These igloos are not the icy kind, but rather see-through bubbles furnished with Scandinavian simplicity, draped in furs and filled with hearty winter feasts for you and your crew of winter city explorers.

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Ramen 2 at Ryo's Noodles
Photograph: Anna Kucera

44. Get out for a bowl of the best ramen in Sydney

Restaurants Japanese

Ramen, more than any other soup, will divide people. Are you after an opaque tonkotsu or a brighter chicken shoyu broth? Firm hand-cut noodles or soft squiggly noodles? Find your favourite ramen in Sydney the old fashioned way – try them all. We did, and regret nothing except that we now need to buy bigger jeans.

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Dough and ingredients to make dumplings
Photograph: Supplied/Din Tai Fung

45. Make your own 'disco dumplings' with Din Tai Fung

News Restaurants

If there's one thing we might love more than hot, steaming dumplings, it's alliteration. Thanks to the dumpling masterminds at Din Tai Fung, you can officially have both. They're launching a limited edition DIY 'Disco Dumpling' kit so you can finesse your dumpling making skills, while jamming along to an inspired, specially-curated disco playlist.

A beautifully plated burrata cheese.
Photograph: Unsplash/Sebastian Coman

46. Learn to make burrata and bocconcini with a bubbly in hand

Things to do Food and drink

If there’s one cheese out there that’s captured everyone’s hearts and minds, it’s got to be burrata. In just 90 minutes, the experts at Omnom Cheese will teach you how to make your own in this hands-on class. The curd masters are back and ready to re-launch their new, smaller classes designed for ultimate health and safety. 

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Bubbletent, Capertee Valley
Photograph: Supplied/Destination NSW

47. Head out on one of these wintery getaways

Travel

Australia has always existed in the popular imagination as the slip-slop-slap land of sun, sea and snags. But our backyard isn't just worth frolicking around in the summertime. From the majestic, crisp peaks of the Blue Mountains to the bucolic vineyards of Mudgee, we've rounded up some of our favourite cold-weather destinations to travel to from Sydney. 

Diner with people inside
Photograph: Supplied/Blacktown Skyline Drive In

48. Have a nostalgic movie night at Blacktown's drive-in cinema

News City Life

Sydney's own Sky Line Drive In in Blacktown has opened again to the public, with a whole season's worth of cinematic programming to keep you coming back for more. You too can channel John and Olivia in Grease – it's the perfect date night. Feel free to wear tight black leather pants, or, you know, don't. 

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Camping, Mimosa Rocks National Park
Photograph: Tim Clark/Destination NSW

49. Plan your next camping getaway

News Transport & Travel

In excellent timing for the upcoming long weekend, the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is opening up a range of campsites all around to state to welcome punters. Regional travel has been given the green light from June 1, which means NSW citizens will be able to travel for a holiday or any other recreational purposes around the state. 

Two blue chairs in front of white wall
Photograph: Supplied/Raes on Wategos

50. Get fancy with the most luxurious accommodation in NSW

Hotels

Sometimes you just want to exchange your everyday for an alternate reality where plush robes come hand-laundered to your door. We have rounded up some of the most luxurious hotels in NSW for you to escape the rigours of modern life with on a truly indulgent vacay. 

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People walking along Coast Track Royal National Park
Photograph: David Finnegan

51. Start planning your next day trip

Travel Short getaways

Follow your traveller's instinct and get away for a day to one of our best day trips from the city – featuring quaint villages, seaside hangouts and mountain escapes. Around a two-hour drive or a scenic train ride away, you'll find yourself rambling through eucalyptus gums, gazing out over gorgeous ocean cliffs, or watching the world go by in a sleepy village. 

Whale breaching
Photograph: Unsplash/Todd Cravens

52. Go whale watching at one of Sydney's best vantage points

Things to do Walks and tours

In Sydney, winter is your best bet to catch a glimpse of some humpback whales, as 20,000 of them make moves along the New South Wales coastline between May to August. Head to one of these lookouts with your camera and binoculars in tow to capture some blowholes spouting.

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Jacaranda tress at the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Photograph: Destination NSW

53. Get some fresh air at one of Sydney's best parks

Attractions Parks and gardens

Whether you're looking to go for a run, walk your dog, have a sedate picnic or just take a break from your four walls, these are the parks to visit. They have sprawling open spaces, free barbecues and shaded spots to while away an afternoon or simply catch a break at lunchtime.

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Joan Sutherland in Lucia di Lammermoor, 1980.
Photograph: Branco Gaica/Opera Australia Archives

55. Watch Opera Australia’s greatest productions online, for free

News Theatre & Performance

One of the country’s most prestigious live theatre companies has joined the mass pivot to online streaming. The free, on-demand streaming service will release exclusive content every week, drawing from the company’s extensive back catalogue of live performance recordings.

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Season two of the Heights on ABC TV
Photograph: Megan Lewis

58. Binge the best feel-good TV on the ABC and SBS

Film

If you’re anything like us, you're in desperate need of something light and easy to binge-watch while settling into your sofa. With minimal tolerance for grim and gritty right now, we've turned to our public broadcasters for lowkey cute chuckles with a side of feel-good warm and fuzzies.

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The best online classes and workshops from Sydney

Sydney Dance Company Contemporary Dance for Beginners
Sydney Dance Company Contemporary Dance for Beginners
Photograph: Xavier Mansfield

Get moving, creating and streaming at home

Things to do

Now is as good a time as any to upskill (or sit on your butt and watch an online tutorial without moving a muscle, no one's judging) and luckily for us, many Sydney institutions have opened their virtual doors to help us out. 

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