Sydney, Australia

Short breaks from Sydney

From romantic weekend getaways in rolling wine country to memorable beach holidays on the NSW coast, finding the perfect short trip from Sydney is easy. Discover delicious foodie experiences and thrilling adventure, as well as spectacular natural wonders and more. 

What's on in Sydney

The vibrant city shines all year with spectacular events, including the world-famous Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks, blockbuster musicals, brilliant theatre, thrilling sports, and Vivid Sydney’s festival of light, music and ideas. You can check out the all wonderful events on the website.

  1. Jersey Boys

    Wednesday 29 August 2018 to Thursday 01 November 2018 , Chinatown And Haymarket

    Jersey Boys tells the true-life story and the rise to stardom of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons who were one of the most successful bands in pop music history. The band sold over 175 million records and were inducted into the Rock and…

    29 Aug - 01 Nov
  2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Tuesday 08 January 2019 to Sunday 31 March 2019 , Chinatown And Haymarket

    Sydney’s Golden Ticket has arrived. Roald Dahl’s delicious tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is a delectable treat featuring songs from the original film, including Pure Imagination, The Candy Man and I’ve Got a Golden Ticket, alo…

    08 Jan - 31 Mar
  3. Masters of Modern Art from the Hermitage

    Saturday 13 October 2018 to Sunday 03 March 2019 , City Centre

    This summer, see ground breaking works from the towering figures of modern art, including Monet, Picasso, Cézanne, Matisse, Gauguin and Kandinsky. Drawn from the unparalleled collections of the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, th…

    13 Oct - 03 Mar
  4. Sculpture by the Sea Bondi

    Thursday 18 October 2018 to Sunday 04 November 2018 , Bondi

    Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, the world’s largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition celebrates its 22nd anniversary this year, returning to the spectacular Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk from 18 October – 4 November. Th…

    18 Oct - 04 Nov
  5. David Goldblatt: Photographs 1948-2018

    Friday 19 October 2018 to Sunday 03 March 2019 , The Rocks

    David Goldblatt: Photographs 1948–2018 Considered one of the greatest photographers of our time, David Goldblatt is regarded for his compelling observations of South Africa during the rise and dismantling of apartheid. By turning his focus…

    19 Oct - 03 Mar
  6. James Cameron — Challenging the Deep

    9:30am to 5:00pm Tuesday 23 October 2018 (Daily event) , Darling Harbour

    James Cameron — Challenging the Deep is a major new immersive exhibition that traces Cameron’s lifelong pursuit of and achievements in deep ocean science, technology and exploration including his record breaking dives in Deep Sea Challenger…

    23 Oct

More about Sydney

Wondering where to stay in Sydney? Then explore the accommodation options on the website. You can make reservations as well. Getting around is easy on public transport. Ferries and harbour cruises are a memorable way to experience the beauty of one of the world’s great natural harbours.

Hop on a ferry at Circular Quay for Taronga Zoo, Manly or Watsons Bay. You can also take a ferry to intriguing Sydney Harbour islands and Parramatta for delicious food and colonial heritage. Or jump aboard a Tribal Warrior cruise and explore Aboriginal culture, the world’s oldest living culture.

Aboriginal people have a long connection with Sydney, dating back at least 50,000 years before the First Fleet arrived in 1788. There are fun and informative Aboriginal-guided tours, including in national parks where you can see ancient indigenous ochre hand-paintings and rock engravings.

The following pages will also help you plan your holidays, short breaks and weekend escapes: