Make the most of our city in summer
Whether you are a local or a visitor, January is the best time to be in Sydney. Make the most of the Festival month by indulging in a long weekend at one of our partner hotels, seeing a few shows (remember we have a discount when you see three or more), and sampling a Fast Festival Feast or two.
You are always welcome at the Festival Garden to relax and enjoy the Festival buzz (free entry after 5pm), or Beck’s Festival Bar (free entry after 11.30pm), and there is an array of free events to tickle any fancy.
So come to the Festival in January, stay and play in true style and help us celebrate Sydney in summer.
View a short film from Festival First Night 2009 here.
Things to do in Sydney
Sydney is one of the world’s great holiday destinations with plenty of things to do and see, day and night. So while you are in town enjoying Sydney Festival, why not explore the rest of what the city has to offer?
Whether you’re a first-time visitor or you’ve been here before, you’ll discover different ways to explore Sydney’s top attractions. You can climb to the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a backstage tour of Sydney Opera House or go kayaking on beautiful Sydney Harbour.
Summer in Sydney has the perfect weather for harbourside walks, picnics by the beach and dining alfresco in a leafy café packed with locals.
Getting around Sydney
The best way to get to Sydney Festival events is by public transport. Visit 131500.com.au/events or call 131500 for public transport information for Sydney’s bus, ferry and train networks. Shuttle buses operate to and from Sydney Airport as well as the AirportLink train service, while a free shuttle bus operates around the city centre.
There’s no better way to explore Sydney Harbour than by ferry so make sure you use one of the regular services or book a special cruise.