Sydney is not only one of the world’s most loved cities but also home to some of Australia’s most iconic attractions like the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Throughout the year the city hosts many festivals and major events, and this summer is no exception! For art lovers the Sydney International Art Series is a must see. Also don’t miss the Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives exhibition at the Powerhouse. Celebrate January with some of the best summer weather and music, theatre, dance and opera during the Sydney Festival 2017. For sports enthusiasts Sydney plays host to both the HSBC Sydney Rugby 7s and Australia Open Surfing. This summer Sydney has something for everyone!



Art Series


November 2016 to 5 February 2017

Museum Of Contemporary Art Australia

The 2016-17 Sydney International Art Series will showcase two inspired exhibitions:

  1. Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AUSTRALIA (3 November to 5 March 2017)

  2. Nude: Art from the Tate collection @ Art Gallery of NSW (5 November to 5 February 2017)


  • Sydney International Art Pass - See both exhibitions and save!
  • $37 adult, $30 concession/member/child, $94 family

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Egyptian Mummies

10 December 2016 – 30 April 2017

Egyptian Mummies

Think you know mummies? Think again.

Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives uses the latest CT scanning technology to take you beyond the wrappings and coffins to discover what lies beneath.

Six mummies selected from the British Museum collection who lived and died in Egypt between 1800 and 3000 years ago can be viewed at the Powerhouse Museum, alongside their 3D CT scan visualisations that unlock hidden secrets of mummification and provide a unique insight into the everyday lives of ancient Egyptians.

Although these mummies are still wrapped, technological developments have enabled curators and researchers to virtually explore the lives of six ancient Egyptians and reveal the secrets of the mummies while preserving and respecting their original condition. The presentation of this exhibition is a collaboration between the British Museum and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.

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Sydney Festival

7-29 January 2017

Exuberant, exciting and forever effervescent - the best time to experience Sydney is in January, when the city is in full celebratory mode. Sydney Festival presents the biggest and best of the world's performing and visual arts, all coming together in an avalanche of artistic activity.

From the central business district to Parramatta, Sydney Festival brings to life unique spaces including the Festival Village in Hyde Park, Sydney Town Hall and The Domain, as well as making the most of Sydney's best venues including Carriageworks, Riverside Theatres and Sydney Opera House.

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Sydney 7s

3-5 February 2017

The HSBC Sydney 7s, secured by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, will take place on the weekend of the 3rd, 4th and 5th February, 2017. Watch the Gold Medal Women’s team.

To be hosted at the 45,500-capacity Allianz Stadium in Sydney's Moore Park, the event will host to the top-ranked Men’s and Women’s Rugby Sevens nations in the world in a weekend of free-flowing, fast-moving, colourful action.

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Australian Open Surfing

25 February to 5 March 2017

Mix the world's best surfers, skateboarders, music and lifestyle, all for free and all on Manly Beach, and you get the Australian Open of Surfing!

The World Surf League's (WSL) best will hit Manly Beach to launch the country's largest surf, skate, music and lifestyle festival, the Australian Open of Surfing.

The event will celebrate skateboarding, music, and lifestyle and will incorporate WSL-sanctioned QS 6000 Men's and Women's Pro events as well as the Sydney Grom Challenge event for Juniors.

The Australian Open of Surfing combines world-class athletes, artists and fans in a celebration of youth culture, innovation and athleticism at Manly Beach - the birthplace of modern surfing.

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Mardi Gras

17 February to 5 March 2017

Sydney Mardi Gras is the world's most joyous and spectacular celebration of LGBTQI pride. Sydney Mardi Gras attracts over 20,000 interstate and international visitors each year, who enjoy a diverse and exciting line-up of events as well as soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying the iconic surroundings of Sydney and New South Wales.

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