May in Sydney – Events, Weather and Travel Tips


may-in-sydneyYou have decided to go to Sydney but don’t know when to actually plan the vacation? That is not a problem as the city is always appealing. But for many vacationers who have already made it to be in Sydney in May, would say that the month was not but stunning! May is autumn in Sydney. It is the season when the sky is always vivid and the temperatures are calm all over the day.

May Events in Sydney

Hunter Valley Harvest Festival – This is basically the time when the industry of Wine hits its top gear. The picking of grapes, the scrutiny and accessing produces plus the mashing and bottling. The ambiance is really intense. But even in the midst of this hard work, festivities are happening as it signals the ending of another season and dictates the time for relaxing and enjoying.

Locals and vacationers mix, mingle and enjoy every activity that is planned to take place all over the region from tasting of wines to wandering on the wineries and joining the harvest lunch and/or dinner. Wine is not the only thing this event has to offer, arts, beer, chocolates and olives will be offered as well.

Kings Cross Food and Wine Festival – This event started in 2005 and has already attracted thousands of individuals. The event is preceded with a week of unique menus and special activities in local cafes. It displays the superior King Cross region as an enthralling, varied entertainment and dining destination. Different and stimulating culinary taste flavors will be provided from some of the leading bars and restaurants in the city. Also, the event is incorporated with entertainment that includes classical, world and jazz music in addition to performances and dance by artists exclusive for Kings Cross.

Yalumba Thredbo Jazz Festival – The 3-day jazz musical celebrations will be celebrating its 22nd year on May, 2010. The jazz is said to be mixed with wine and food, all will be consumed at the Thredbo at the hub of the Snowy Mountains. It is about 500 kilometers from the city of Sydney to the Thredbo or approximately seven hours drive away. The jazz performers that will be featured at the event will perform at many separate venues like restaurants, bars, nightclub, community center, at Thredbo Village Square and at the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift.

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Scone & Upper Hunter Horse Festival – Takes place in the Upper Hunter Valley and just four hours away from the city center of Sydney. Scone serves as an adobe to over 65 horse studs producing millions of dollars value of foals each year. Also, Scone possesses the Australian Stock Horse Society headquarters, a racecourse that is equivalent to those in huge cities. For over 25 years, this event continues to attract more and more visitors. They go to this event to take pleasure from the equine country life coupled with rodeos, horse competitions, dog trials, pure bred stud tours and the generosity of the locals when they showcase the craft and arts shows, line dance, balls, parties, discos, fairs and fetes. Also, the festival includes the horse race of Scone Cup that has been in existence since 1947.

May Weather in Sydney

The temperatures during the autumn (March to May) are generally stable and temperate.

Avg. high 72.3°F/22.4°C
Avg. low 58.5°F/14.7°C
Avg. precipitation 4.8 inches/ 12.7 cm

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Getting Here

Flights to Sydney follow the seasons of the city. Generally, the highest rates are available during the summer and usually the lowest are in winter. Autumn is the shoulder season of the city. This is the time when the number of visitors might be high or low. But with these kinds of festivals available, it would still be clever to look for cheap flights to this city before your trip in May.

Where to Stay

To obtain the ideal rates available, it is sensible to book well earlier even if it your trip is for the peak season. During autumn, there are last minute discounts and deals for hotels and accommodation however, it would still be great to book for your hotel or hostel in Sydney ahead of time.