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8 Fun Things to do in Sydney This Weekend

Wondering what to do in Sydney this weekend? Whether you’re a beach lover, a foodie, a sports enthusiast, an adrenaline junkie or a beer expert, Sydney is a vibrant cosmopolitan city just waiting to be explored.

We’ve rounded up eight of our favourite things to do in Sydney this weekend – and spoiler alert: there’s here something for everyone!

1. Get creative at MimmynVovo Studios

Do you fancy yourself something of a content creator? Head over to MimmynVovo Studios in Rosebery to take some cute Instagram pictures at this photography studio.

Spend the day snapping away in their themed rooms, which include ball pits, selfie booths, neon signs and more. Best of all, MimmynVovo Studios and Insider Guides are giving away two FREE Stay and Play tickets! You could win free entry for you and a friend to explore this one-of-a-kind venue and capture snaps of a lifetime. Enter here now.


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2. Visit the wildlife at Taronga Zoo

Koalas, kangaroos, tigers, elephants – you can see all these creatures and more right in Sydney! A trip to Taronga Zoo is easily one of the most fun things to do in Sydney this weekend.

Taronga is especially exciting during winter; in line with VIVID, the zoo hosts Wild Lights – an opportunity to visit at night and explore a light trail featuring some of Australia’s most iconic species. The best part: discounted tickets are available for full-time students.

3. Enjoy Yum Cha at the Chinese Garden of Friendship

Located in the Chinese Garden of Friendship, The Gardens by Lotus is a beautiful restaurant in a heritage-listed teahouse. With a modern twist on traditional Chinese cuisine, The Gardens promises visitors a memorable and unique dining experience. So, if you’re wondering what to do in Sydney this weekend, why not enjoy a bottomless Yum Cha or select items from the à la carte menu whilst you overlook the tranquil beauty of the gardens?

4. Taste some craft beer on The Inner West Ale Trail

Did you know Sydney’s Inner West is known as the Craft Beer Capital of Australia?  Grab some friends and go on a self-guided tour on The Inner West Ale Trail to some of the best independent craft breweries in Australia. Most breweries offer a tasting paddle with taster-sized glasses so you can try a number of different drinks. 

5. Visit iconic tourist attractions

Spend a day exploring some of Sydney’s most iconic tourist attractions. Take in the sights of the city at the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Observatory Park and Darling Harbour, visit one of the many free museums or explore one of Sydney’s iconic shopping centres.

 Luna Park is another great day out. Tickets start from $44 for adults for rides and attractions, but general entry to the park is free!

6. Cheer on your favourite sports team

Whether it’s NRL, cricket, AFL, football, netball or basketball, there’s a sports team for everyone in Sydney! Regardless of what season it is, chances are there will be a sports game this weekend at a venue near you. If you can’t make it to the real thing, head down to your local pub or sports bar to watch the game on television

7. Catch your favourite movie stars on the big screen

Cinemas are good, but drive-in cinemas are even better! Enjoy a night out under the stars at Blacktown’s Skyline Drive-In, a retro drive-in cinema in Sydney’s West. Whether it’s enjoying food and beverages from the ‘Happy Days’ style retro diner or using an FM radio to access the movie’s sound, you’ll get a true nostalgic experience at this unique venue. 

8. Check out local markets

Sydney is home to a diverse range of markets – perfect if you’re looking for free and fun things to do in Sydney. Some popular options include the Carriageworks Farmers Markets, the Chinatown Night Market, the Paddington Markets and The Rocks Markets. Here you’ll find a selection of goods from local produce and artisanal meats and cheese to hand-crafted jewellery and artworks.

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Is your Instagram feed in need of a little something special? Do you need cool content to add to your TikTok? Looking for a fun way to capture memories of your international study experience? No matter your content needs, MimmynVovo Studios in Sydney is the perfect place to get creative. Enter now to win free entry to this unique space for you and a friend.