If you are planning a trip Australia for next year… try and get here for October… or better yet get here right now! Airfares are at low rates, the weather is gorgeous, and the massive throngs of tourists are not here yet. October is the beginning of the fabulous ‘Festival’ season in Sydney!
The October long weekend- the first weekend- is the NSW Labour day holiday. This is marked by all day outdoor concert Park life, the Darling Harbour Brazillian fest , The Spring Carnvial horse races, and parties everywhere you look! Out come the cocktail dresses, the big hats, fascinators, colourful shirts and ties, and the most important! Great BIG Sunnies (sunglasses). Manly hosted the Jazz Festival which had amazing markets, talented local and international acts and sea sun and surf! Life doesn’t get much better than laying on the beach listening to live music.
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One of the most amazing features of October is Good Food Month. Throughout the month- there are cooking classes- special set menus at swanky hotels, learn to make signature cocktail classes, and the NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS in Hyde park. These are gorgeous! Local Asian restaurants and famous bars get together under fairy lights to serve up tasty fresh cuisine for about $7 and cold bottles of white. (I’m bringing my stubby holder from Pine Creek
Along the pathways illuminated artwork hangs outdoors. People precariously balance plates of food and drinks, eating, gazing, and chatting. Live performances by local Asian groups play in the background intersperced by DJ music. All of this is on offer under the sparkling stars with the intoxicating sea breeze tickling your skin and the lights of the Sydney CBD (business district twinkling in the background. October is sensational and a ‘must do’ month in Sydney.