Springtime in Sydney

I know all of you back in Glasgow and across the northern hemisphere are preparing yourselves for Winter, but over here the weather is getting warmer every day and the summer break is only a couple of weeks away. There have been loads of events in Sydney throughout Spring, so I thought I’d make a post about them amidst revising for my upcoming exams.

Spring Carnival

It’s really good value to go to the races here, $10 for a concession ticket, so I went to the Spring Carnival with my boyfriend and his family back in September. There are different Race Days across the season, so you can go most weekends. Some people may find horse racing dull, but it was a really pleasant day and you don’t necessarily have to spend a fortune on bets and refreshments to have a good time. We went to the Royal Randwick racecourse, but there’s also another well-known course called Rosehill Gardens, which is in the western suburbs.

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Dressed up for a day at the races

Night Noodle Markets

As part of Sydney’s Good Food Month, throughout October there was a noodle market set up in Hyde Park, which is in the CBD. There were stools selling all kinds of Asian cuisine, and the atmosphere was great. It’s an annual event, and I totally recommend you trying out some of the amazing food on offer if you ever find yourself in Sydney at this time of year.

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An evening well spent in Hyde Park

Darling Harbour Fireworks

These are common throughout Spring, with a display every Saturday night in October. As the festive season approaches, more dates are being announced for upcoming firework shows. Considering the public sale of fireworks is banned in NSW, getting to watch them for free most weekends is a bit of a bonus. They’re especially awesome as you can sit and enjoy them whilst eating dinner at one of the many harbourside restaurants.

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Watching the fireworks at dinner

Sculpture by the Sea

This is an event that has been running annually for 20 years between October and November. The footpath from Bondi Beach to Tamarama is transformed with artworks. It was such a unique way to see art, especially with the stunning views of the coast. Sydney is such a unique city, with the beach being on a few kilometres away, and this display makes a good use of this.

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‘Travelling Bag,’ a sculpture on the walk up to Bondi Beach. I got a little snap happy.

As you can see, Sydney has such a wide array of experiences on offer. I hope to be able to share even more once semester ends in a couple of weeks, as well as how to approach finding accommodation in and around the city.

As ever, if you have any questions feel free to contact me on Facebook or by email at 2127742E@student.gla.ac.uk.

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