Sydney loves its live music, so if you are here for a visit, be sure to catch at least a show or two. There are constantly international acts touring from all over the world, not to mention a solid local scene, so make sure your Sydney accommodation is close to at least one of the following Sydney venues so you can check out a show or two while you are in town.
The Enmore Theatre
One of the most popular venues in Sydney to see live music at is the iconic Enmore Theatre. Being a small place, you can get up close to the bands, creating an intimate vibe that never fails to rock the house. Located in the inner city suburb or Enmore, this venue has been one of Sydney’s top live music venues since the 1960s.
Attending Sydney’s Mardi Gras festival is an experience of a lifetime, but you had better start your preparations as soon as possible so that you are able to get the most out of this unique cultural festival. The following are some of the elements of your Mardi Gras extravaganza that you should start preparing for well in advance.
One of the first things you should do once you have decided you are going to Mardi Gras is book your accommodation. Whether you plan on staying in a hostel, hotel, serviced apartments, or on a boat, short term accommodation absolutely everywhere is going to fill up early. Make sure you book your digs ASAP, because you don’t want to be without a base for Mardi Gras.
Taking your family out to an event can be a fantastic way to have a fun day together. However, if you have small children, a fun day out requires a great deal of organisation. If kids don’t have what they want or need, they are well and truly capable of turning a nice day out into a full-scale nightmare, so do your best to stack the odds in your favour and get organised. The following are some of the essential elements that you’ll need to have covered.
Most large events will have their own food vendors, but these are usually quite expensive and can end up costing you a fortune — not to mention they often involve standing in very long line-ups. Taking your own food is the best move, because not only will you save money, but you’ll also be able to bring healthier food options, and ones that you know your kids will like. If you’ve come from out of town and will be staying in short term accommodation, look for hotels in Sydney with kitchenettes or cooking facilities, so you have a space to prepare your food before heading out to the event.
Every year, Brisbane plays host to one of the biggest and best pyrotechnic displays in the country, with the Riverside Festival fireworks display kicking off the annual Brisbane Festival. If you haven’t been to Brisbane for a while, or at all, this is a fantastic excuse to make the trip. Indeed, this awesome 25-minute explosive display is just one of many highlights within a booming city. If you do plan on coming for the fireworks, plan ahead, and keep in mind the following tips.
Where to stay
There is a huge range of accommodation options depending on your style and budget, with comfortable serviced apartments, funky Brisbane hotels,= and cute B&Bs making up some of your choices. Whatever you choose, try and get somewhere within walking distance of the riverfront, as it’s nice to have an easy trip home from the party.
One of Australia’s favourite festivals, the Sydney Royal Easter Show, will be held from April 5-18 in 2012. Taking place at Sydney Olympic Park and consisting of rides, agricultural exhibits, displays, show bags, food and all sorts of fun, this is easily one of the most family-friendly events of the year. No matter where you’re coming from, the following pointers will help your adventure to Sydney for the Show to be an easy one.
Obviously you’ll need to get to Sydney first. From there, getting to the show is as easy as jumping on the bus or train, no matter where you are in the city. Sydney Olympic Park was designed to be easily accessible for the Olympics, which now benefits anyone heading to the Easter Show. Showlink tickets are available and can save you money on getting to the Show by bus, train or ferry. If you’re visiting Sydney for a few days, it may be worth hiring a car, both to get you to the Show and also around town to see the sights before you have to leave.
Sydney has great festivals every year, but 2012 looks set to be bigger and better than ever. If you live in Sydney, mark your calendars, and if you don’t, think about coming for a visit. The following are just some of the highlights of Sydney’s 2012 festival line up.
Chinese New Year Festival
January 20th through February 5th 2012 will once again see Chinatown put on a wild display of celebration in the form of the eagerly anticipated Chinese New Year Festival. Consisting of a series of musical performances, talks, educational presentations, delicious foods, dancing, art displays, cultural exhibits and a huge karaoke competition (to name just a few of the highlights), this is a festival well worth checking out. It goes for over two weeks and many of the events are free, so come and educate yourself on Chinese culture in Australia, and have a great time while you are at it!
Woolworths Carols in the Domain is Australia’s largest free Christmas concert. Every year tens of thousands of people come together to celebrate Christmas, while raising funds for The Salvation Army Oasis Youth Support Network.
The 29th Carols in the Domain will be held on 17th December 2011. This is a night of sitting under the stars (if it doesn’t rain) wrapped in your blanket with your picnic basket and listening to magnificent choirs, orchestras and guest artists.
The perfect night for a family at Christmas.
Whether you’re throwing a big Christmas family party or organising a wedding, getting all your family and friends in one city can be nightmare. From picking the right meal options to find the right accommodation, keeping everyone happy is hard work. If you pick serviced apartments for out of town family to stay in you know you have at least one thing sorted that will satisfied every-one’s needs.
When organising a family party or event, the first thing you need to lock in are the number of people that are going to attend. Get invitations out to people as quickly as possible so that they have lots of time to RSVP. Once you have a clear idea of the number of guest attending your planning can be fairly straightforward.
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