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Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour rests between the bustling East Circular Quay of Sydney Harbour and the serene Royal Botanic Gardens. Although our elegant accommodation allow for a quiet environment, we are mere steps away from the best attractions, events and top things to do in Sydney, Australia including the Sydney Opera House, The Rocks historic district, and more.

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September 28, 2017

Make the Most Out Of Your Labour Day Long Weekend in Sydney!

As the labour day long weekend in Sydney is just around the corner, its time to think about all of the great events popping up during the holiday. This year has some top notch choices with food festivals to sports finals providing something for everyone to enjoy. Here are some of our favourite fun things to do in Sydney over the October break. 


Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Month

Food lovers get a real treat during the labour day long weekend in Sydney at the country's biggest and best food festival. Highlights include live demonstrations from celebrity chefs, pop-up food stalls and cooking classes. The fun continues into the night with markets and parties planned around the city. Check out the full calendar for more details.

Manly Jazz Festival 

The 40th instalment of one of Australia's most famous jazz festivals is coming to this year's long weekend in Sydney. Held over various locations along the famous beach, the Manly Jazz festival offers a unique mixture of music, food and sand. Through in a trip across the harbour on the famous ferry for a taste of one of the very best activities in Sydney. 

NRL Grand Finals 

Scores of sports fans are set to head to the ANZ stadium for the NRL Grand Finals over the long weekend in Sydney. Some of rugby league's biggest stars will come together to battle it out for the league's top prize. Meet the player events, package deals and more are available, but the excitement will spread out across the city's bars and pubs

Sydney Architecture Festival 

Take a closer look at the city's creative design with a crash course in architecture from the experts during the four day festival. Tours and activities in Sydney are being held across the long weekend focusing on the history which shaped the urban landscape. The festival is sure to provide a fascinating insight into familiar buildings, a perfect staycation Sydney experience.

Italian Film Festival 

The best of new and classic Italian cinema returns in style across three city locations with the Italian film festival. One of the top picks is a special 20th celebration of Life is Beautiful, with nearby Norton Street offering an authentic taste of Italian cuisine for an after-movie snack. 

With all the fun things to do in Sydney during the labour day weekend, the only difficulty will be deciding what to see and do. Whatever your choice, this year is set to be one of the best getaways or staycation Sydney has to offer.