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What’s On in Sydney This Autumn

Autumn 2016/2017

When the summer ends, the fun and events don’t have to finish with it. There are plenty of events and free things to do in Sydney during Autumn. There are still plenty of festivals to enjoy. The Royal Easter Show brings with it fun and excitement for the entire family. From petting zoos to the rides, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The Sydney Comedy Festival offers plenty of laughs. Sydney’s world famous Mardi Gras Parade is a colourful event that is not to be missed. Vivid Sydney lights up the city’s landmarks and puts on a dazzling light show. In addition to the festivals, the whale season begins as the whales start to make their way north. Learn something new at special museum exhibits and tours. Enjoy great foods and wandering through the stalls at markets. This Autumn, Sydney offers you plenty opportunity to make each day exciting.

Hiking in the Blue Mountains
June – August
If you are looking to get away from the bustling city of Sydney, the Blue Mountains is the perfect getaway. The Blue Mountains is always an impressive site to see, but it is even more impressive during the winter season. The winter season enhances the many beautiful and unforgettable views of the mountains and gorges while taking in the clear and crisp air of winter in Australia. There are many opportunities to experience the Blue Mountains. There is a variety of different tours that allow you to experience the mountains such as hiking, trekking, and bushwalking. These tours will provide you make sure that you visit the best and the most remote locations in the mountains and gorges, that many never get to experience. Another way to experience the Blue Mountains is on the Blue Mountain Explorer Bus. The Blue Mountain Explorer Bus will take you to the all of the major attractions in the area. This Hop On Hop Off Bus also provides convenience as you are given a timetable for the pick-up times of the 29 stops, including the iconic Three Sisters. This allows you to experience the Blue Mountains in a way that you would like to experience it, instead of having the constrictions of a tour. You can enjoy the Blue Mountains Explorer Bus by using the Sydney Flexi Attraction Pass, that is redeemable by iVenture Card. Due to limited amount of daylight hours, the tours operate in a way that they depart early and return before sun goes down and the temperatures drop. + The Blue Mountains is a beautiful mountainous region located in New South Wales, outside of Sydney Australia. This iconic mountain range of NSW received its name from the blue haze that appears in the region above the trees. The blue haze comes from Eucalyptus trees that produce droplets of oil that are released into the atmosphere. The combination of water, oil, and dust particles result in the scattering of short wave lengths of light that create a blue colour. The Blue Mountains is even more impressive during the winter seasons, don’t miss out this winter!
Festival of the Winds
 Bondi Beach
Sept 20
Australia's largest kite flying festival is on again at Bondi Beach. The skies will be full of kites of all sizes and shapes flown by professional local and international kite flyers. There will also be entertainment from the ground such as dance and music from around the world, as well as face painting, jumping castles, animal farms and much more!
Bledisloe Cup
Sydney City
Aug 18 - 25
This winter, one of sport’s most iconic rivalry is coming to Sydney. Australia’s Qantas Wallabies will be going head to head with New Zealand’s All Blacks. The two teams will be fighting for the Bledisloe Cup in a three-match test series. The first match of the series will be played in Sydney at ANZ Stadium on Saturday the 19th of August and the two other matches will be played in Dunedin and Brisbane. Get the full experience of the celebration of this great trans-Tasman rivalry by enjoying the Bledisloe Cup Festival that will provide a great rugby experience for everyone! This iconic rivalry match is a contest you want to be a part of and one that you will not want to miss!