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50 Things To Do In Sydney This Autumn

By Simone Jovel
24th Feb 2016

Things to do in Sydney this autumn

Anyone noticed it’s just that little bit darker in the mornings now? That the sun is disappearing a little quicker when you knock off work? This can mean only one thing, all of a sudden we are going to wake up and BOOM it’s autumn and we will officially be one third of our way through the year.

But, before you start crying into your circle towel and iced frappe, we’ve got a bunch of things to do in and around Sydney this autumn and it’s going to keep you busy, well fed and darn right fabulous over the next few months. Let’s do this.

  1. Autumn is the perfect time to start that exercise routine you didn’t quite get around to in summer.
  2. Get cultured and take a fun little ferry ride to the 20th Biennale of Sydney.
  3. See the changing of the seasons in Bowral, but first read our ultimate guide.
  4. Let’s face it, everything can be made better with a good ol’ belly laugh and the Sydney Comedy Festival will give you just that.
  5. Yes you can go chasing waterfalls in Autumn.
  6. Hit the road to our nation’s capital—there is more to Canberra than their love affair with roundabouts.
  7. Check out White Rabbit Gallery’s latest exhibition.
  8. Join the party at the Mardi Gras Parade.
  9. Wear your undies on the outside like a boss at the Powerhouse Museum’s adults only MAASive Lates: Super Heroes night.
  10. Kick back with a few brews and some beats at Party in the Park.
  11. The Australian Open isn’t just for tennis, head to Manly for the Australian Open for Surfing and see Angus + Julia plus Cloud Control.
  12. Parlais vous francais? Speak the language of love at the French Film Festival.
  13. Taste everything that is great about Sydney at Taste of Sydney.
  14. Ai to be sure there is nothing quite like drinking a Guinness or having some Irish Haggis (oh yeah that's a thing) on St Paddy’s Day.
  15. A new season calls for a new class and the team at One Hot Yoga & Pilates have just the class to get you looking fit and feeling fab.
  16. Get your hunt on at the Great Easter Egg hunt, bring a team to score more eggs.
  17. Pay your respects at an ANZAC Day dawn service.
  18. Enjoy the drive to Hunters Hill on the way to their Food and Wine festival.
  19. Fashionistas practice your best Anna Wintour at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.
  20. Check out one or all of these restaurants opening in 2016.
  21. Get down to business with some bloom at the Oh Flora autumn centre piece workshop and blatantly gloat about your talents when you gift them to friends.
  22. Round up all the leaves you can find and either run, stomp or crawl your way through them.
  23. Pick up those needles and knit yourself a badass scarf.
  24. Literary lovers, Sydney Writers Festival is taking over Walsh Bay again this May.
  25. Finally learn to master the art of baking a pumpkin pie and then bring it to every dinner party this season.
  26. Get a taste for Orange at the Taste of Orange Food and Wine Festival.
  27. Have a beer and pat a dog at these dog friendly bars in Sydney.
  28. Grab some organic vegies, potentially for your pie, and swan around being fabulous at the Bondi Farmers Markets.
  29. Keep that summer glow and make sure all of your outfits look awesome with our selection of the best self tans.
  30. Actually get around to doing the cocktail degustation at The Owl House.
  31. Say a big fat hello to the great outdoors and hike to the Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains.
  32. Take a hot air balloon ride because a.) romance and b.) views.
  33. Bust a move at the Return to Rio Festival.
  34. Get cosy at one of Sydney’s cosiest cafes.
  35. Work your way through our 16 food trends for 2016 starting with dessert at breakfast.
  36. Get your personalised autumn shades at Lip Lab.
  37. Rock a knit preferably one featuring pizza, coffee or both.
  38. Get those fascinators and party feet ready for the Longines Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill.
  39. Bring a little bit of fancy and some delicious wine to your autumn with the Leo Buring dinner at Chiswick.
  40. Try out all of the best high teas in Sydney simply because you can.
  41. Even if you’re broke you can still be living large, take a free-guided bike ride around Sydney with Sydney Discovery Rides.
  42. Because you are a master creator get cooking with this carrot cake muesli recipe.
  43. Sport a new hairstyle for autumn with the pros at Prema.
  44. Binge watch an entire season of New Girl on Netflix.
  45. Say one big “I Love You” to ya mum and take part in the Mothers Day Classic.
  46. Get cultured at the MCA Art Bar.
  47. Take a bike ride through Centennial Park and then grab a basket of goodies at Centennial Parklands Dining.
  48. Break a sweat on one of these running routes in Sydney.
  49. Wait for the rain, then take your umbrella for a latte at one of our favourite Sydney cafes for rainy days.
  50. Have that second slice of homemade pumpkin pie because not only do you deserve it but you’ll be able to get fit without even trying with these super fun classes in Sydney.

Image credit: Nicole Sevitt with Oh Flora

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