The first long weekend of the year has finally arrived, and if you’re anything like us, you won’t have organised a thing. Luckily for you, we’ve teamed up with the legends at The Star Sydney to work out what the hell you can do this weekend that involves an epic view. Because who doesn’t love a view?! Let the Instas begin…
#1 Drink Your Weight In Frosé
One of our absolute fave rooftop bars has reopened with giant Jenga and frosé just in time for summer. We’re talking about Sky Terrace at The Star, of course. Every Friday (hint: this Australia Day!) from 5pm to 7pm, you can wrap your lips around Frosé Rose cocktails while overlooking the oh-so-famous Sydney skyline, for only $10 a pop. There’ll be Jenga, croquet, dominoes and Connect Four so you don’t get bored, and a classic Aussie BBQ for when you get hungry.
#2 Book A Staycay & Never Leave
If you are completely disorganised, now is your chance to book a staycay at one of the best hotels in town, and not leave it for the whole weekend. Why would you when The Darling in Pyrmont has a rooftop pool and stunning views from almost every room. Bring on the bathrobes and room service!
#3 Eat Every Australian Food Ever Created
We’re talking pies, lamb shanks, barramundi, lamingtons, pavlova (we’re claiming it!) and every other delicious Australian thing you can think of. It’s called The Great Australian Bite and it’s happening at Harvest Buffet. Eat one of everything and slip into the biggest food coma of your entire life. The view’s the food, people.
#4 Strut Your Stuff Around Sydney
TBH, the easiest way to spend your long weekend (and enjoy it) is to just stay in Sydney. Take on some of Sydney’s best coastal walks, go to that secret beach that’s been on your bucket list for at least three years, or go chasing waterfalls. But let’s get one thing straight—by strut, we obviously mean walk at a leisurely pace, potentially with a coffee or ice cold smoothie (because #health) in hand.
#5 Frock (Or Suit Up) For No Damn Reason
Sometimes you just need to dress up like royalty for no real reason and treat yo’self to anything and everything you’ve ever wanted. In Sydney, the best way to do this is book yourself a seat at one of the fanciest restaurants in Sydney (hint: Black Bar & Grill or Balla) and Instagram the night away. Front row harbour view = mandatory. Word on the street is that Balla is dishing up a special seafood pie and Black Bar & Grill are selling some of the best steaks in the state. Just sayin’…
#6 Catch Tim Omaji IRL
Soooo, this might not be your traditional ‘epic view’, but you’ll be looking at Tim Omaji (AKA TIMOMATIC!!) live on stage at Rock Lily. Yes, really. Your old mate from So You Think You Can Dance is coming to town for one night only (aka 26 January) and FYI tickets are FREE. You'll be too busy cutting a rug to even realise there's no view. Plus, you'll have allllll of Sunday to recover.
Image credit: The Star Sydney