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Discover Sydney this Autumn: Events and Things to Do


When an Autumn chill begins to hit the air, there’s nothing better than taking a holiday in a warmer climate. Spring in Sydney begins in September, making it a great place to enjoy warm breezes, flowers, and sports matches.

If you plan your year correctly, you can enjoy a Scottish Spring, then an Australian one, extending the warm months of the year significantly. This type of seasonal holiday adventure can be a wonderful way to brighten up a dismal month, allowing you to see more of the world’s beauty.

As you plan your holiday this year, consider leaving Scotland’s cooler temperatures behind and heading Down Under for one of these exciting events:

Photo by Keith Zhu on Unsplash. Plan a seasonal Australian adventure.

Bondi: Sculpture by the Sea

If you’d prefer to get out of the damp Autumn weather and instead enjoy Spring ocean breezes, it may be time to book a ticket to the Australian seaside. Plan a holiday in Sydney this October and November to see one of the world’s most interesting seaside sculpture exhibits, combining a beach vacation and a lovely artistic adventure.

Enjoy walking along Bondi Beach whilst touring the world’s largest free sculpture exhibit during Sculpture by the Sea. This 2 kilometre walk features 100 sculptures by artists throughout Australia and around the world. Visit from 24 October – 10 November 2019. Individuals with varying mobility can book tickets in advance or arrange for specialized tours.

Sydney Fringe Festival

The Sydney Fringe Festival is celebrating its 10 year anniversary, so if you’re looking for a fun event, hop on a plane and book your accommodations. Whether you’re interested in visual arts, an album launch, or the wide and varied theatre options available, The Sydney Fringe Festival is the place to be. Immersive theatre, fringe theatre, and numerous other vibrant cultural offerings abound. Visit Sydney during the month of September for some of the most unique theatre in the world.

National Rugby League Grand Final

If you’re a rugby fan visiting in October, one event you cannot miss is the NRL Grand Final.  It will be the last game held at ANZ Stadium before it is closed for a major world-class redevelopment.  Last year, the Sydney Roosters won the NRL Grand Final and they are one of the favourites to win during October’s game. Plan a trip to Sydney for up close seats, so that you can see the match live. Sports fans are sure to enjoy this exciting adventure, while visiting a warmer area of the world.

Oz ComicCon

If you’ve always wanted to meet Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Aaron Dismuke, or Ivy Doomkitty, Oz ComicCon is your chance to do so. This festival brings together some of the world’s most famous authors, comics, actors, and cosplayers in one location. So pull together your best cosplay, pack a bag, and get ready to geek out over all of your favorites at the Syndey Showground in late September. Whether you prefer superhero films, graphic novels, board games, or something else entirely, you’ll find just what you’re looking for at Oz ComicCon.

Leura Gardens Festival

The Leura Gardens Festival runs for six days in October, from the 5-7th and from the 11-13th. During this time, visitors to the festival can enjoy beautiful Spring gardens. The proceeds of the event are donated to charity, and it’s the perfect time of year to be outside seeing the beauty of Australia in the Spring. There are gardens of a variety of sizes and styles, featuring new gardeners and returning favorites. Visit to see the wonderful Blue Mountains and everything they have to offer.

If you’d prefer to adventure outside of Scotland during the cooler months, booking a trip to Sydney may be a great option. You can enjoy the warm Spring months in Australia while attending a variety of interesting events. Whether you’d prefer a rugby game, a beach sculpture show, or a garden tour, there are numerous options available. Book your trip today so that you’re set up to enjoy the cooler months in warmer weather. It doesn’t get much more relaxing than that!


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