Things to do in Sydney in June
Australian Badminton Open – Sydney Olympic Park – 20th June to 25th June
One of the best things to do in Sydney in June maybe new to you, something a little different. Anyone for Badminton? Not just any old game, we are talking international competition from around the globe.
Winter Magic Festival – Katoomba – Saturday, 24th June
There is one thing to know about Katoomba in June, it isn’t warm so rug up. Katoomba’s Winter Festival magically banishes traffic from its main street and replaces it with an army of artists, musicians, dancers, drummers and choirs. The Winter Magic Grand Parade is worth seeing and there will be plenty of market stalls and people to look at, as everybody is encouraged to dress in costume. Make it a warm one.
Sydney Film Festival – Wednesday, 7th June to Saturday, 17th June
The Sydney Film Festival offers a vast range of quality movies to choose from. If you think you might see a few movies consider buying a FlexiPass. If you are unsure of what movie(s) to see visit the Sydney Film Festival’s website for ideas, information and entertainment. Follow the link below for our ‘take’ on it all.
Queen’s Birthday – June Long Weekend
One of the nice things about the start of winter is we get a long weekend to get used to the idea:
The long weekend also marks the official start of the Ski Season. The link below includes a video of what it is like to ski in this country (it’s pretty good but don’t tell anybody 🙂 ):
Sydney Craft Beer and Cider Fair – 24th June
The Sydney Craft Beer & Cider Fair is really for those who take their drink very seriously. The fair will give you the chance to taste quality brew and talk to the people who produce it. You get four hours to fully appreciate the finest in the land. As all beer lovers know, “the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.” 🙂
Mighty Clash of the Ice Giants – USA taken on Canada at Ice Hockey – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – Saturday 17th June
Can the might of the USA overcome the might of the Canada? This mighty confrontation is the mightiest of all Ice Hockey confrontations and as we said last year, it ‘mighty’ never happen again. 🙂 If you think you might be interested and you should be, follow the link below for more details.
National Park Tour of Goat Island – Scheduled to end 18th June
Tours are scheduled to run on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month from 10.20am to 12.50pm: You can book group tours for 20 or more. Follow the link below for more details:
True Grit Military Inspired Obstacle Challenge – Hawkesbury – Sunday, 11th June to Monday, 12th June
True Grit is an obstacle course built by the Australian Special Forces. Still reading? You’re brave! You’ll need to build a team full of True Grit and then ‘enjoy’:
Fort Denison: Dinner De-lights
A wonderful way to enjoy the spectacle that is Vivid is to dine in the middle of the Sydney Harbour. As an entrée you will be invited to experience the wonderful light installations around Circular Quay. Soon after you will zoom off into the night to Fort Denision, the only Sydney Island with its own restaurant. Experience Vivid from an unsurpassed location along with fine international cuisine.
The Bare Island was the site of a state of the art military defence complex when it was built in the late 1800s. Sydney was a very different place back then. The fledgling European population believed that Sydney needed to be able to defend herself from potential foe. Follow the link below to find out more including a map:
Bare Island (Ranked No. 88)
Ice Rink at Bondi
With the onset of a little winter chill you’ll be able to go ice skating on the world famous Bondi Beach. Whale spotting on skates perhaps? That’s just one of the pluses of having an ice rink by the sea.
Titanic the Exhibition – Moore Park – Ends Friday 30th June
Next to a replica Titanic sailing into Sydney Harbour there is no way to beat this great exhibition. Ironically perhaps the most talked about ship in history. For example, search online for the phrase “rearranging deckchairs” and a reference to Titanic is likely to appear. This exhibition will help you understand why the story of the Titanic is so entrenched in western culture along with a lasting memory of what this great ship must have been like. Experience the famous the grand staircase, view the memorabilia from the extremely successful Titanic movie and be confronted by an actual iceberg. Don’t miss the boat [sorry], exhibition ends on the 30th June.
Australia vs Scotland – International Rugby – 17th June
Can the Wallabies overcome the mighty Scots. There was a time you could bank on it but the revitalised Scotland the Brave is a different matter. One for the lovers of Rugby and, what could well be, a hard fought contest.
Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair – Thursday, 22nd June to Sunday, 25th June
The Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair will have you in stitches! 🙂 The fair is tuned towards those with a thirst for knowledge along with seasoned creatives in search of new ideas and inspiration. If you can’t see yourself stamping, scrap booking, knitting, crocheting, card making, embroidering, sewing, quilting, or jewellery-making from here, then you’ll never make it anywhere. It’s up to you, at the Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair. 🙂