Things to do

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

Mardi Gras events in Sydney
Gay and lesbian

Mardi Gras events in Sydney

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2018, with the theme '40 years of evolution'.

Things to do in Sydney this weekend
Things to do

Things to do in Sydney this weekend

If your weekend was looking rudderless, let us give you a push into the deep with these fun things to do. 

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.

90 things to do in Sydney before 9am
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90 things to do in Sydney before 9am

Feel smug with your early morning achievements. 

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. 

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
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 best waterfalls in Sydney and NSW
Attractions

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
Attractions

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
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
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The best ferry trips in Sydney

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Cremorne area guide
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Cremorne area guide

The traffic hurtles down Military Road transporting commuters to the Northern Beaches, but there's plenty of reason to pause on this arterial thoroughfare. Cremorne's leisure pursuits centre around the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, the most beautiful and best-programmed cinema in Sydney and the Sydney Film Festival's northerly hub. Clustered around it is a healthy swarm of restaurants and bars, notably Barrel Bar and Dining and the Mayor as well as Korean, Japanese, Indian and Vietnamese cheap eats. A vibrant café culture keeps the locals brunched, caffeinated and caked up.

Max your summer in Sydney
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Max your summer in Sydney

From immersive art that sees you wandering through a light-up underwater forest, to music festivals that take you from sunset well into the night – summer is when Sydney comes alive. Soak up the sun, then take it to the max over the long hot nights with parties, up late events, street markets and more. There’s no excuse not to be out and about.   In association with  

Must try dining experiences in Thailand
Travel

Must try dining experiences in Thailand

From cheap street eats to Michelin-star fine dining, there’s no better way to experience Thai culture than through its diverse food scene. Whether you’re hopping off a tuk tuk to scarf boat noodles ladled by a fourth-generation street vendor, stepping out of an elevator to sip Mai Tais 61 floors up in the sky, or jumping off a boat to cook your own Thai feast by the river, these unforgettable dining experiences won’t only reveal to you Thailand’s spicy, sour, sweet and salty flavours but also its language, geography and people. Want to know more? Visit Amazing Thailand's Facebook page.

Side with Amex Sydney | American Express x Time Out
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Side with Amex Sydney | American Express x Time Out

What's better than a main meal? One with sides. Pay with your American Express® Card at these leading restaurants, and you'll be rewarded with a complimentary side for your first main meal ordered. Want to know more? Check out our Side with Amex FAQ. For more great offerings, return to the American Express casual dining guide.