October in Sydney – Events, Weather and Travel Tips


_october-sydneyOctober is one of the best months to visit Sydney. This is when the weather starts to heat up and the time for festival strikes in. The locals are staring to come out of their houses and begin celebrating in the outdoors.

October Events in Sydney

Bathurst 1000 – Now called Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, this is a 1000km motor race held at the circuit of Mt. Panorama near Bathurst, NSW. Bathurst is situated 220km west of Sydney or approximately three hours drive away down the Great Western Highway/Freeway. The race was usually run during the first Sunday of October but is currently held during the second Sunday in October.

Australian International Motor Show – This show is takes place in mid-October. It showcases hundreds of vehicles of which a lot are new, revised and updated models and with several advanced concept vehicles from different parts of the world. Australian International Motor Show doesn’t just cover the newest models, it also gives insights about the future car designs and modern technologies used to create motor vehicles that are cleaner, safer and enjoyable to drive. More than 250,000 guests are expected to arrive to the show that lasts for 11 days. The show is regarded as the biggest sole-industry display in the country and the top automotive events in Sydney.

Darling Harbour Fiesta – On its 16th year, Darling Harbour Fiesta has developed from a tiny community event into the most important Spanish and Latin America festival in the country. Over 250,000 guests are anticipated to gather on Darling Harbour. So, be prepared to experience the beat and learn the zeal of Latin America with a lot of free concerts by top dancers and bands, in addition to the chance to learn salsa, samba and tango. The fiesta takes place between Oct 2 and 5.

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Sydney International Food Festival – This festival is a celebration of remarkable food scene-from the café dinners to markets, al fresco dining and street festivals, the great regional products and the best fine dining. All of which happens during the entire month of October. One of the much awaited highlights of the festival is the World Chef Showcase Weekend that takes place from October 9 to 11, gathering all of the greatest culinary stars and chefs of Sydney.

October Weather in Sydney

October is mid-spring in Sydney. This is the time when the flowers start to boom, the sand and the surf of the beaches summons and the weather is warm, making it one of the best months to visit Sydney.

Avg. high 62.2°F/19°C
Avg. low 51.8°F/11°C
Avg. precipitation 2.91 inches/7.4 cm

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Getting Here

If you are on a tight budget it would be ideal to go to Sydney during springtime (anytime from August to October), when the climate has only begun heating up again and the gardens and parks are at their finest. You can surely get plenty of cheap flights to Sydney during this season. You just have to search for the airlines that provide good deals during spring in Sydney.

Where to Stay

Springtime is not a very busy time for Sydney to accommodate visitors; hence hotels and holiday apartments offer great discounts and packages during this season to their guests. October in Sydney is probably one of the best times when you can still find cheap hostel beds as well.