What’s on in Sydney in June 2023

At the beginning of winter, shorter days and colder nights, but we still get blue skies and sunny days. What used to be the quietest month of the year has, over the last decade, become a pretty busy time in the city thanks to the Vivid Sydney Festival.

Vivid runs for the first two weeks of June and Circular Quay, The Rocks, Darling Harbour, and the Botanic Gardens turned into a wonderland of light installations.

Average Temperatures: 18-10 °C (64-50°F)
While each year varies the last June saw 8 days of rain.

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Major June Events in Sydney

It is cool outside but that won’t keep Sydneysiders indoors. Vivid Sydney is one of the biggest annual events in the city and the whale watching season sees hundreds of us board boats every weekend to catch a glimpse of the whales making their way north for the summer.

Festivals, Fairs and Community Events

Cronulla Jazz and Blues Festival

Eleven stages, over 100 artists, and everything from Jazz, Blues, Funk Soul, Alt-Country & Americana. Head to Dunningham Park, Monro Park, street buskers, or one of the ticketed performances at local venues.

Where: Cronulla Street Cronulla
When: 1-4 June 2023
Cost: Most events are free
More: Check the official website for the schedule.

Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair

I have to be honest; I have about as much crafting ability as a rock, and the exhibits here blow me away. How are some people so talented? From embroidery to quilting and paper craft to weaving, there is a lot going on.

Attend classes, buy super new gadgets to make your crafting easier, or if you are as talented as I buy some finished projects!

Where: The Dome, Sydney Showground, Homebush
When: June 28 to July 1, 2023
More: The official site has all the details.


Lightscape is an internationally acclaimed multi-sensory experience of light, color, and sound is set to wow visitors. Begin your journey under glowing tree canopies filled with color, stroll beneath larger-than-life flowers and alongside neon roots bursting from the undergrowth, where shards of light fizz through trees like fireworks.

Lightscape in the Royal Botanic Garden
Lightscape in the Royal Botanic Garden

Where: Queen Elizabeth II Gate via the Sydney Opera House Forecourt only
When: 21 June-16 July 2023 Open Wednesday to Sunday from 5.30 pm
Ticket: $30 for adults and $18 for children. Check more details here.

Carriageworks Night Market

Curated by Australia’s leading sustainable chef Matt Stone, the market will showcase over 45 stalls celebrating sustainable food practices and the best produce from across NSW, in line with Vivid Sydney 2023’s theme – Naturally.

Showcasing an exciting and diverse array of Sydney’s food scene including Native Australian, Middle Eastern, Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese, Mexican, Italian, French, vegetarian and vegan, Carriageworks is set to come alive with local hospitality, food demonstrations and live entertainment.

Where: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh
When: 16 June 2023, Friday,5pm – 10pm
Tickets: Tickets $15 + fee. Check more details here.

Bondi Festival Walking Tour

Stretch your legs and step into who, what, how and where we have come from – the natural coastline, artists, writers, poets, pioneers and cultural gear-shifters of our history, and most importantly, our First Peoples on whose land we are privileged to walk on.

Where: Bondi Beach
When: All Festival Dates (30 June-16 July) Various Times depending on the day of the week (holiday hours may differ)
Full guide here

Don’t Panic! Future Artist and AI Open Studio

Peek behind the curtain and discover how AI algorithms can create stunning works of art, and if you’re feeling adventurous, join one of the “how to” sessions or workshops and try your hand at making your own AI art. The future will be art!

Where: The Futures Factory Bondi Beach 33 Hall St, Bondi Beach Sydney
When: All Festival Dates (30 June-16 July) 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Check their website for more details.

Bondi Vista Ferris Wheel

Everyone loves a Ferris Wheel, and the bigger the better. This winter, climb aboard and be whisked up into the sky for 360 degree views on our 32m high Bondi Vista Ferris Wheel.

Where: Bondi Park, Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach NSW
When: All Festival Dates (30 June-16 July) Various Times depending on the day of the week (holiday hours may differ)
Tickets: $10 adults; $8 children; $50 private gondola (valid for six people)
Check their website for more details.

Bondi Festival Ice Rink

Nothing says winter in Sydney like taking the family for a skate on the world-famous Bondi Festival Ice Rink. ice skates of all sizes and push-along penguins for the little ones, so shimmy into some skates and glide across the ice (or shuffle if you’re a first-timer) – all whilst enjoying the best view in town.

Where: Bondi Beach NSW
When: All Festival Dates (30 June-16 July) 10am – 9pm daily (last session 8pm)
Tickets: $15 – 27
Check their website for more details.

Inner West Night Markets

Get immersed in great food, drinks, music, DJs, workshops and shopping on the first Friday of the month in 2023 which also welcomes pets on leashes.

Where: 100 Marrickville Rd 100 Marrickville Road Marrickville, NSW
When: Friday, 2 June 2023 at 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Tickets: Free, must reserve a slot
Check their website for more details.

Markets on the Lawn

Held at the stunning Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living, Mount Annan. This carefully curated boutique market offers beautiful and unique stalls, food, and live music.

Where: Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living 1 Mount Annan Drive, Mount Annan
When: Sunday 25 June 2023
Tickets: Free, must reserve a slot
Check their website for more details.

Ritmo Latino: Sydney’s Best Latin American Festival – Waitlist

Experience a breathtaking celebration that honours all facets of Latin culture. Listen to live Latin music, ranging from award-winning local performers performing urban, samba, and folklore to salsa and real Mariachi. Tacos, burritos, nachos, tequeos, arepas, empanadas, and more great Latin dishes are available.

Sip on Latin drinks ranging from soft drinks, beer, and wine to mojitos, caipirinhas, and other cocktails. Marvel at live Latin mural art made throughout the event.

Where: Greenwood Hotel, Sydney
When: Saturday 24 June 2023, Lunch session: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Dinner session (18+): 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Ticket prices will start at $35, check their website.

Musicals, Opera and theatre in Sydney in June

Aida – Opera Australia

Verdi’s monumental music makes this historic epic a popular favourite. David Livermore’s radiant production is a thrilling theatrical experience. From the famous Triumphal March to the intimate ending, every scene is spectacular.

AIDA Opera Australia

Where: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
When: 19 June – 21 July 2023
Tickets: Tickets and more details

Beauty and the Beast

We attended opening night of Beauty and the Beast and this Disney production blew us away. The Australian cast features Shubshri Kandiah as Belle, Brendan Xavier as Beast, Andy Cook as Gaston, Nick Cox as Le Fou and Rodney Dobson as Maurice.

Beauty and the Beast

Read our full review here and if you are a musical theatre lover book a ticket asap.

Where: Capitol Theatre
When: From 14 June 2023 – Check for tickets

MAMMA MIA! The Musical 

MAMMA MIA! The Musical is coming to Sydney, featuring 22 of ABBA’s greatest hits, such as “Dancing Queen,” “Voulez Vous,” and “S.O.S.” Dance to iconic songs you know and love with Take a Chance On Me. The tour starts at Sydney Lyric on May 24.

Where: Sydney Lyric Theatre
When: From 24 May 2023 – Check for tickets

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Tina Turner is a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender, and race to become the global Queen of Rock’n’Roll.

This he musical was inspired by her life story and is one of the best we have seen in a while. It does not gloss over anything and comes with a trigger warning for it’s domestic violence scenes. Despite the dark parts of the story buy the end of the show the entire audience was on their feet dancing alone. Highly recommend.

Where: Theatre Royal Sydney
When: 04 May – running to Dec.


Opera Australia’s much-loved production returns, complete with its glamorous La Dolce Vita-inspired sets and costumes, and a scene-stealing Fiat 500. Opera Australia has assembled a brilliant cast led by Verdi master Renato Palumbo. Ernesto Petti is the tortured jester at the heart of Verdi’s masterpiece.

Where: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
When: 13-26 June 2023
Ticket: $49 Check availability


Yuldea is a ceremonial affirmation of history and heritage. From the incomparable storytellers of Bangarra comes a major new work. At Yuldea, stories hover in the sky.

Yuldea Bangarra Dance Theatre
Yuldea, Bangara Dance Theatre

The stars reveal a divine Songline, stretching between earth and sky. Frances Rings’ first work as Artistic Director is a ceremonial affirmation of history and heritage, featuring songs by multi-award-winning electronic pop duo Electric Fields.

Where: Drama Theatre
When: 14 June 2023- 15 July 2023
More details here


Breathtaking exploration of Lake Eyre, choreographed by Frances Rings, Terrain invites us to stand with us and feel the ancestral ties that bind people to the Country: a rich cultural spine stretching through the generations. Watch the waters rise and fall as we reconnect with the energy of the land.

Where: Drama Theatre
When: 9 – 25 June 2023
Tickets: $49

Romeo and Juliet

This passionate portrayal of Romeo and Juliet will bring you closer than ever before to the intensity and the heartbreak of Shakespeare’s most evocative tragedy. After a chance meeting, an intense but forbidden love is ignited between two young lovers, Romeo and Juliet. And despite the unending, violent feud between their families, they will risk everything to be together.

Where: Drama Theatre
When: 23 June 2023 -27 August 2023
Tickets: from $38. Full guide here

Film Festivals

Sydney Film Festival

The 70th Sydney Film Festival offers another exciting season of cinema amidst a whirlwind of premieres, red-carpet openings, in-depth discussions, film guests, and more. 

Sydney Film Festival
Tickets sell out fast for the Sydney Film Festival

Where: The State Theatre, Event Cinemas George Street, Dendy Newtown, Palace Central, Palace Norton Street, Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Cremorne, Ritz Cinemas Randwick, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Art Gallery of NSW
When: 7-18 June 2023
More: Visit the official site for ticket information


This year SFF have some great kid’s films. Having a tentacle arm won’t stop 12-year-old Arkie from rescuing her father from space bandits and saving the planet. An adventurous Australian animation featuring the voices of Sam Neill, Deborah Mailman, Tim Minchin and more.

Free-spirited and cheerful Arkie (Jillian Nguyen) lives with her adoptive octopus father, Blister (Rob Collins), on a flourishing, colourful peninsula.

Date: 7 June to Sunday 18 June 2023
Book and Get full details here.

The Japanese Film Festival

The Japanese Film Festival is back with JFF Fringe, an off-season program of contemporary Japanese films. This year’s JFF Fringe program, In the Presence of Space, features a selection of documentaries that survey the intersection of Japanese contemporary art, music, and architecture through film.

Where: Palace Cinemas Central and Verona 
When: TBC
More: Visit the official site for ticket information

Children’s International Film Festival

Featuring daring adventures in the Himalayas, a journey through the fascinating world of art, heartwarming friendships, and an exciting blend of live-action and animation, the Children’s International Film Festival (CHIFF) returns for its fifth year, showcasing a program filled with family-friendly films.

Where: Sydney: Ritz Cinemas Randwick; Melbourne: Classic Cinemas Elsternwick, Lido Cinemas Hawthorn and Cameo Cinemas Belgrave
When: 27 May 2023 – 12 June 2023
Tickets: Single Admission $15.00, Member tickets $13.00, Family Pass $52.00. Full details here

A 2023 Seymour Season Production, this intricately constructed play pings with questions of consent not just sexual but personal, probing the murky moral terrain of the courtroom and the marriage bed, and putting Justice herself in the dock.

Known for her extraordinary 2010 play, Tribes, Raine’s Consent is rich with intelligence, wit and power and “elevates its writer into the major league of British playwrights" (Variety).

Where: Seymour Centre, Corner City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale
When: 1st to 24th June 2023, Tuesdays – Fridays at 7:30pm; Saturdays at 2pm & 7:30pm
Tickets: Full $49 / Seniors, Groups 8+ $39 / Concession, Under 35s $35 / Previews $33. Full details here

Music, Comedy and Dance

ARETHA, A Love Letter to the Queen of Soul

Experience an unforgettable night of music and memories honoring the legacy of the global superstar Aretha Franklin.

Aretha Franklin

Where: Concert Hall
When: 17 and 18 June 2023
Ticket: From $95 + booking fee. More details are here.


A mortifyingly hilarious confessional of the undeniably pregnant Hazel, Pony offers a belly-laughing, heart-bursting meditation on womanhood not to be missed.

When: 17th June 2023
Where: SBW Stables Theatre
Tickets: Tickets $20 -$62. More info here.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2023

Australia’s biggest and best comedy festival featuring the best and brightest of the 2023 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, we’re bringing the funny to you!

When: 26 April 2023 – 29 June 2023
Where: Various places
Tickets: Prices vary depending on location, go to their website for more information.

Michael Bublé

Multi-award-winning, multi-Platinum-selling global superstar Michael Bublé, sensational Canadian entertainer will perform selections from his hotly anticipated 11th studio album, Higher, and a selection of his original smash hits alongside his trade-mark innovative takes on the great classics.

Where: Qudos Bank Arena
When: Friday 9 & 10 Saturday, June 2023
Ticket: Prices vary depending on location, tickets here

Jo Koy

Koy’s uniquely relatable comedy pulls inspiration from his colourful family has reached all kinds of people and has translated into sold-out arenas around the world. Koy recently starred in the Universal Picture film Easter Sunday, set around a family gathering to celebrate Easter Sunday, the comedy is based on Jo Koy’s life experiences and stand-up comedy.

With 4 Netflix specials, an autobiography, and reaching number #1 on the Billboard Charts for his stand-up comedy album, Live From Seattle, it is no wonder why Jo Koy was given the prestigious “Stand-Up Comedian Of The Year” award at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.

Where: Utzon Room
When: Thursday 1 June 2023 at 19:30
Ticket: $79.90. More info here


Infectiously danceable indie pop outfit Pirra hit the Sydney Opera House for their very first Vivid LIVE appearance, playing one show only in the Utzon Room. Wollongong-based indie pop outfit Pirra bring their dance-floor bops and buoyant energy to the Sydney Opera House for their Vivid LIVE debut.

Where: Qudos Bank Arena
When: Saturday 3 June 2023 at 8 pm
Ticket: $29


Grammy-winning ace of bass Thundercat lays down his irresistible fusion of funk, jazz, and hip-hop for the first time in five years, playing in everything from Cali-punk legends Suicidal Tendencies to live bands for Erykah Badu and Snoop Dogg, the virtuoso bass player has collaborated with a who’s-who line-up of artists.

Where: Concert Hall
When: Sunday 4 June 2023 at 20:00
Ticket: $79. More info here

Russell Crowe’s Indoor Garden Party

Get ready for a night of music and stories as Russell Crowe brings his Indoor Garden Party, featuring his band The Gentlemen Barbers and special guests. Whether he’s telling the story, or people are telling a story about him, life’s always interesting if you’re Russell Crowe.

Where: The Studio
When: Friday 9th June 2023 at 20:00
Ticket: $85. Full guide here

The Music of Hans Zimmer

Ready to feel the full power of this extraordinary music, relive the defining moments of these beloved films, and experience the awesome power of Hans Zimmer’s film scores, with two hours of pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances, no reason not to enjoy the show.

Where: Check website
When: 22-24 June 2023

Britten & Prokofiev

Prokofiev’s Quintet in G minor is thrilling. Closely related to his ballet, Trapèze, it contains six characterful movements that lend themselves to expressive choreography. As pure music, the shapes form in the air as the mood shifts around the performers.

When: 30 June 2023 – 1 July 2023
Where: Utzon Room
Tickets: Free. More info here.

Keith & Kristyn Getty: Sing! Australia

Keith & Kristyn Getty and their band of Irish and American musicians make their Australia debut with a collection of best-known hymns, new songs, and singing with the audience.

When: 27 June 2023 at 20:00
Where: Concert Hall
Tickets: from $55. More info here.


Ensemble Theatre is pleased to present Benefactors, a witty and funny production written by Michael Frayn, creator of international hits, Copenhagen and Noises Off. Explores what it is to be human in a statistically driven world, in this Olivier Award-winning comedy set in the late 1960s.

When: 16th June to 22nd July 2023
Where: Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall Street, Kirribilli
Cost: $38-80. Details here

Candlelight: 100 Years of Warner Bros.

Discover astonishing cinema, music, and iconic magical moments from the Warner Bros. library at St. Stephen’s Uniting Church under the gentle glow of candlelight.

When: Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 June 2023
Where: St Stephen’s Uniting Church
Cost: from $32. Check tickets here

Black Sun / Blood Moon

A fantastical new story about finding your voice and saving the world, Black Sun/Blood Moon follows Maddy, a ten-year-old climate champion, and Katie, the underachieving assistant of a climate-denying politician, as they set out to save the planet. When Paul unwittingly inspires his young daughter Maddy to take part in a school climate strike, their lives are turned upside down irrevocably.

Where: Riverside Theatre, Riverside Theatres – Corner of Church and Market St, Parramatta
When: 7-8 June,2023, Wednesday 7 June 11am (School performance) & 7pm (General Public performance); Thursday 8th June 11am (School performance)
Tickets: Members tickets $35-$37 | Member child 14 and under $31| Non-Members Tickets $37-$39 | Non-member child 14 and under $33 | Groups 6+ $35ea | Student/teacher $25. Full guide here

Art and Exhibitions


Across every art form, we will dissect, discuss and deconstruct air travel, aviation, aerodynamics, and the freedoms and perils that flight promises. The exhibition is simultaneously celebratory and critical, excited about the return of flight yet concerned about its ongoing impact on the environment. This will be an opportunity to re-engage with flight in all its forms after this unprecedented break from it and to engage critically with the impact of the airport and surrounding redevelopments.

When: 11 June 23
Where: Casula Powerhouse
Tickets: Free. More info here.

Love Your Nature Exhibition

Explore a kaleidoscope of colour, plants and passion with Love Your Nature! Step inside the wonderfully diverse world of plant-love in our new immersive horticultural exhibition.

Where: Mrs Macquaries Road Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
When: Friday 30 June 2023, (DAILY event)
More details on their website

Waranara Tours

Expand your understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures on this unique tour of objects from the Australian Museum’s exhibitions, led by a First Nations guide.

Where: Meet at the Gadigal Shield, near the Admissions Desk
When: Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays: 11.30 am, 1 pm
Tickets: $28 Members, $35 non-members, $31.50 concession, $17.50 child. For more details, check their website.

Just Not Australian

Just Not Australian contains strong language, images and themes that some visitors may find challenging. The content is intended to reflect the everyday, lived experiences of Australians represented in the exhibition.

Where: Corner Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney NSW
When: Daily until 4th of June 2023 at 10am–5pm
Tickets: Free entry. For more details, check their website.

Naabami (thou shall/will see): Barangaroo (army of me)

A new photographic portrait series by Brenda L Croft honours the spirit of Cammeraygal woman Barangaroo, reflecting diverse representations of her ongoing inspiration, cultural continuity and connection to spirit and place.

Where: Corner Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney NSW
When: Saturdays (24 Jun, 8 Jul, 19 Aug) 10.30am – 12.30pm,
Tickets: Free entry. For more details, check their website.

Flower Bouquet Making Workshop At The Rocks Markets

Learn some fun facts along the way about the flowers you’re working with, and wrap your arrangement in a beautiful ribbon to take home.

Where: 47 George Street, The Rocks
When: Daily until 4th of June 2023 at 10am–5pm
Tickets: $90. For more details, check their website.

Food and Drink Events


Presented by REVEL, the team behind cult wine event Pinot Palooza in collaboration with Nick Haddow of Bruny Island Cheese Co. and Dairy Australia, MOULD will see Australia’s best cheese makers and more come together for tastings, conversations, demonstrations, and plenty of drinks.

Mould – A Cheese Festival celebrates the crumbly cheddar, gooey Camembert, and bitey blue by the best artisan producers from across the country. There is a great range of hand-picked wine, beer, cider, sake, and nibbles for you to enjoy between cheese tastes and to take home.

When: Friday 30th June 2023 – Saturday 1st July 2023
Where: Carriageworks, BAY 22-24
Tickets: $40. More info here.

Country Women’s Association Masterclass

A special masterclass at Vaucluse House with the Country Women’s Association (CWA). You’ll learn the secrets behind some of the CWA’s most treasured recipes, including their signature scones, cinnamon biscuits and a date and nutmeg cake.

Where: Vaucluse House
When: 18 June 2023 at 10am–12pm and 1pm–3pm
Tickets: General $60, members $48. Complimentary CWA apron valued at $20 with each ticket purchase. Details here

Good Food & Wine Show

Sit back and be entertained by your favourite chefs, a perfect day out for food and wine lovers. Enjoy a fantastic day out with friends and wander through the show, sampling from hundreds of stalls, chatting to winemakers and distillers and hearing their stories.

Good Food & Wine Show

Where: ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour
When:  from 23 – 25 June 2023
Tickets: $35. Full guide here

Margarita Bottomless Brunch at Beast & Co

Beast&Co Bottomless Brunches are rocking Bourke Street every weekend, and this time, they’re bringing the margaritas! Bottomless options including 2 hours of margaritas, mimosas, beer & wine.

Where: Beast&Co Surry Hills
When: Saturdays (select during purchase with various times available)
Tickets: $79. Full guide here

Sports and Outdoor Events

Isuzu UTE A-League Men Finals Series

The Isuzu UTE A-League Finals Series continues this weekend with Sydney FC playing Melbourne City in the first leg of the semi-finals.

When: Semi-finals- Friday 12 May 2023/ Finals- Saturday 3 June 2023
Where: Semi-finals- Allianz Stadium/ Finals- Sydney at CommBank Stadium
More details here

Australian Little League Championship

The 2023 Australian Little League Championship will take place at Blacktown International Sportspark in June. The action packed six-day event will feature over 396 players from 22 teams and will host Little League Majors and Division II participants delivering an exciting showcase of talent both on and off the Baseball diamond

When: 7-12 June 2023
More details here

Kiama Coastal Classic

A Super Trail event with a ‘2km Bolt’, ’12km one way classic’ or full 21km Kiama Coastal Classic, runners from all over the state will take on the Kiama coastline’s rolling hills

When: Sunday 25 June 2023
Where: Surf Beach, Kiama
More details here


After Dark: Belonging

This thought-provoking, adults-only experience will explore contemporary themes and bring to light historical cases, characters and issues. The program will feature talks, performances, interactive experiences, an onsite bar and after-hours access to the museum.

Where: Corner Albert and Phillip streets, Sydney
When: Friday 16 June at 5pm–9pm
Tickets: General $45/ Member $36. Full details on their website.

Eureka Talk Series

A monthly series of conversations featuring the winners and finalists of the nation’s most prestigious science awards, the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.

Where: UG, Theatre
When: Second Saturday of the month (June 2023 -September 2023) at 3pm – 4pm
Tickets: $28 Members, $35 non-members, $31.50 Concession. Full details on their website.

Your Planet: Climate and Environment Shorts

Eleven short documentaries showcasing people and communities creating solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing our environment.

Where: UG, Theatre
When: Sunday 11 June 2023 at 14:00
Tickets: $24 Adult, $17 Youth (under 17), $18.50 Concession. Full guide here

Queer Infiltrators

Join us for an intimate conversation with distinguished professor of design Peter McNeil and MHNSW collections discovery assistant Mel Flyte, who will focus on uncovering traces of Australian queer spaces before the gay liberation movement

Where: Caroline Simpson Library
When: 7 June 2023 at 6pm–7.15pm
Tickets: $30. Check details here

First Nations Speaker Series

This cross-generational panel discussion brings together four Aboriginal language practitioners from across NSW. They’ll discuss their experiences, challenges and passion for assisting their respective communities to reawaken, grow and nurture Aboriginal languages.

Where: Corner Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney NSW
When: Thursday 8 June & Thursday 6 July 2023 at 6pm–7pm
Cost: Free event. Details here

Harry Seidler 100

Explore the iconic modernist house and surrounding garden, relax with a coffee on the lawn, see special items from the collection and hear from experts as they share insights and the research that has informed the maintenance and presentation of Rose Seidler House and the Harry Seidler story.

Where: 71 Clissold Road, Wahroonga NSW
When: 24 & 25 June 2023 at 10am–4pm
Cost: Free entry. Details here

Walks and Tours

Nights at the Nurses Walk

Nestled in the heart of The Rocks, the enchanting Nurses Walk beckons with its cobblestone laneway steeped in history. A laneway concert series that combines live music, delicious eats, and fine wine. Nights at Nurses Walk is what the Doctor ordered.

Where: Nurses Walk, The Rocks NSW
When: May- June, Every Thursday
Tickets: FREE. Full details on their website.

NSW Regional Events in June

Dubbo Winter Whiskey Festival

Join distilleries from around Australia and the World in a celebration of whiskey and craft spirit culture. Sample and purchase rare and limited-distribution spirits or enjoy some of the distillers favourite spirits in mixed drinks.

Our Saturday night event is a real festival vibe, where you can take a moment to sit back and listen to the Entertainment or visit one of our amazing food vendors and grab some local cuisine

When: 16-17 June
More: Check the official event website

Borealis Bowral

No need to travel across the world to see the Northern lights this year. You can experience the magic of the Borealis at this year’s Bowral Winterfest.

Mulled wine, steaming hot winter treats and a captivating lightshow await you at Centennial Vineyards, in the Southern Highlands, 90 minutes south of Sydney.

Shuttle services will operate from Moss Vale, Mittagong and Bowral.

Where: Bowral – 252 Centennial Road Bowral
When: 25 May -30 June
More: Check the official event website

Orange Winter Jazz Festival

Get set for a long weekend of great music and fine wine in picturesque Orange this winter. The beautiful country township will play host to the Orange Winter Jazz Festival from 10-12 June.

50 artists across 8 fantastic venues. Follow the festival on Instagram for announcements.

Where: 8 venues across Orange – ranging from pubs to churches!
When: 10-11 June 2023
More: Check the official event website

Henry Lawson Festival of the Arts – Grenfell

One of Australia’s greatest poets, the town of Grenfell commemorates Henry Lawson’s birth and his amazing legacy with this annual Henry Lawson Festival on the June long weekend. The festival promotes and recognises aspiring Australians in their artistic endeavours.

Enjoy verse, short stories, painting and photography, and more!

Where: Grenfell NSW
When: 8-12 June 2023
More details on the official site

Snow Time in the Gardens

With everything from a snow cave to toboggan runs and a snow play zone, Hunter Valley Gardens hosts one of the state’s best winter festivals. Perfectly timed for the NSW school holidays this event gets really busy so book accommodation early.

Where: Hunter Valley Gardens
When: 2-16 July

If you head up to the Hunter, take a look at the local hop-on hop-off bus iHop Hunter Valley.

Borealis in the Vines

Combining cutting-edge tech with whimsical art, this is an ethereal light show full of vivid colour and shimmering movement that is made to transport everyone who watches it away to a snowy peak in the middle of a polar night.

Where: Centennial Vineyards 252 Centennial Road Bowral
When: May 25 to June 30
Tickets: $25. For more details, check their website.

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