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The 7 Best Things To Do In Sydney This October

The 7 Best Things To Do In Sydney This October


There’s loads happening in Sydney this October, from paying homage to German beer to experiencing some of the best outdoor art at Sculpture by the Sea — whatever you’re into, you’re sure to find something you fancy.

Here are the seven best things to do in Sydney this October.


Kirin Tiny Tokyo

Throughout the month of October, the Ivy Pool Club’s cabanas will be transformed into tiny bars, inspired by the laneways of Tokyo’s famous Golden Gai. Each bar will embrace a different theme and food offering, providing a unique cultural experience in the rooftop oasis.

Treat yourself to a night of sushi, nigiri, yakitori and ramen, pairing your Japanese eats with with a curated selection of exclusive beer and saké. Cheers!

Where: Ivy, 330 George Street, Sydney

When: Tuesday to Friday nights throughout October.

Image: Ivy / Facebook

Night Noodle Markets

If the thought of some night-time noodles in your belly makes your mouth water, you’re in luck — the dates for the Sydney Night Noodle Markets have been set for 2017, once again as part of Good Food Month.

The markets will feature 40 sizzling food stalls dishing up the best Asian-inspired street eats the city has to offer, with the atmosphere inspired by a traditional Asian market. There will also be live DJ sets, solo musicians and LED-lit dancing dragons.

Where: Hyde Park, Sydney

When: Monday to Friday from 5pm and weekends from 4pm, October 5 to 22, 2017

Image: Good Food Month

Pinot Palooza

Carriageworks in Eveleigh is gearing up to celebrate everyone’s favourite red — pinot noir. The festivities will feature some of the finest pinot noirs produced in the southern hemisphere, with a line-up of some of the best wine producers from Australia and New Zealand.

Along with plenty of vino to sample, you’ll be treated to loads of delicious foods and live entertainment.

Tickets start at $65.

Where: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh

When: October 8, 2017

Lead Image: Pinot Palooza

Sculpture by the Sea

Sculpture by the Sea has been a hit ever since it first set up on the shores of Bondi in 1997. This year’s display will showcase the works of 110 artists from 16 different countries in one of Australia’s biggest public art exhibitions along a 2km coastal trail.

The trail begins at the southern end of Bondi Beach, just past Bondi Icebergs, below Notts Avenue. The path winds its way along the coast to Mark’s Park, where you’ll find the majority of the installations.

Where: Bondi Beach, Bondi

When: October 19 to November 5, 2017

Image: Ben Reynolds / Sculpture by the Sea

Bon Fromage Cheese Festival

After roaring success in Melbourne, Sydney is gearing up to experience all the cheesy goodness of the Bon Fromage Cheese Festival. Half a tonne — yes, five hundred kilograms — of cheese will be up for sampling over the weekend.

The three-day festivities boast a piazza for all your cheese needs, including a wine bar and a festival stage set to deliver insightful cheese masterclasses and demonstrations. Entry is free.

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Where: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh

When: From Friday, October 13, 2017

Parramatta Lanes

Parramatta’s multi-award winning festival Parramatta Lanes is back for another year, taking over twelve laneways and transforming Sydney’s west into a four-day food fiesta. You can expect a whole bunch of delicious treats from more than 50 food stalls that will span across the streets. Espresso martinis, gourmet double-smoked NY style hotdogs and yummy burgers are all up for grabs.

Where: Various locations across Parramatta

When: 5pm until late, October 10 to 13, 2017

Image: Sydney Cycleways


Hold on to your schooners, Sydney — Oktoberfest is coming! For much of the month, The Rocks’ Munich Brauhaus will be dedicated to festival necessities like ceremonial bier keg tappings, Dogs of Oktoberfest costume contests, and pork knuckle-eating championships.

Where: 1 Playfair Street and Argyle Street, The Rocks

When: Now until October 28, 2017

Image courtesy of Rockpool Dining Group

(Lead image: Christopher Burns)

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