What’s On in Sydney This Summer
Whale Watching Season
May 20 – November 1
Whale watching in Sydney is a magic event. Every year, from Autumn until Spring, you can witness the humpback whales making their way up the coast to the warmer North Queensland waters and back down south again with their calves. You can watch the whales make their journey from the land or sea. National parks, coastal walks and headlands are great places to watch the whales for free. For a closer experience, hop on a whale watching cruise!
The Rocks Discovery Museum
If you are in the Rocks, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of the popular museums and cultural experiences. The Rocks Discovery Museum is a stand-out attraction and has some of the richest history in Sydney. The museum’s unique collection tells the exciting story of the Rocks from pre-European days all the way to the present Sydney.
May 26 - June 16
Vivid Sydney is a spectacular 23-day festival of light, music and ideas. This unique festival features stunning free exhibitions of outdoor lighting sculptures and installations along with a contemporary music program. The Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and other landmark buildings are illuminated with light installations. Musical acts are performed by Australian and International artists at venues such as the Sydney Opera House, other large venues and bars.