Sydney Special Events
Sydney puts on some pretty impressive large events that are well worth making the trip to see, but if you do decide to come to Sydney for one of these bigger spectaculars, your transportation will play a vital role in your trip, both in terms of how you get to Sydney and how you get around it when you are here. The following is a brief look at organising transport for coming to a large Sydney event.
Regardless of the event you are going to or how many people you will be travelling with, if you need to book a rental car, train tickets, bus passes or anything else related to your transportation to the big event, book it as soon as you decide you are going to go. If your big event is in the summer, you are going to need to make your transportation-related bookings far in advance, and if you will need group accommodation for your visit, book that early too.
Sydney plays host to some pretty huge sporting events each and every year, and the following is a brief look at some of the biggest ones.
The Sydney to Hobart
Even though it is only the start of this epic race that takes place in Sydney, it is easily one of the most incredible spectacles in world sport, with hundreds of spectator boats packing the gorgeous Sydney Harbour as the fleet of competitors await the starting gun.
There is no better way to kick-start your fitness than by heading off on a holiday somewhere gorgeous, where it will be easy to motivate yourself to start getting into shape. Of anywhere you could go, there is nowhere more conducive to a fitness holiday than the Gold Coast, but you had better come prepared. The following is a look some of the things you should consider when planning your Gold Coast fitness holiday.
Get ready to run
Running can often play a major role in helping to improve fitness, and so if you are coming to the Gold Coast with fitness in mind, there is no better place to go running than along the magnificent beaches. Running on sand will also be better for your body than hitting the pavement, and you won’t find it hard to get motivated to head off for a run several times a day when you are staying in paradise.
Sydney always has something cool going on, and the big events here always draw a crowd. The following are some of the coolest events to check out in Sydney.
Sydney Comedy Festival
Every year since 2005, Sydney has played host to some of the world’s funniest people, and holds one of the best comedy festivals in the world. In 2012, the festival went from April 24-May 12, and took place at some of Sydney’s best venues, including the Seymour Theatre, the Metro Theatre, the Enmore Theatre and the Sydney Opera House.
Whether you are a film fanatic or just enjoy the occasional documentary, the Sydney Film Festival is one of the highlights of the year every year in Sydney, and offers an opportunity to finally see something good at the movies. The following is a brief overview of the festival.
The Sydney Film Festival got its start back in 1954 when it first took place at the University of Sydney, showcasing films that included Jour de Fait and The General. Since then, the film festival has taken place every year, expanding and growing to take advantage of different venues and parts of the city. The Sydney Film Festival is now a 12-day festival that draws local, national and international attention.
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.
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.