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Things to do This Month in Sydney: Your Ultimate June Guide

Sydney's putting on a show and we couldn't be more excited! Here are the best things to do this month in Sydney!

Yes, it's cold. Yes, it's windy. But damnit, we are determined to make the most of all the epic events happening in Sydney this June. 

Between the nearly 250 Vivid events, foodie street parties, winter escapes and amazing art fairs, there's no end to the exciting events happening in Sydney this month.

Here's everything we can't wait to do this June.

Things To Do This Month in Sydney: Explore

Plan a Winter Getaway

This winter we're giving into all our wanderlust. We're picturing cosy campfires, red wine in the mountains and stuffing ourselves silly at country pubs. These are our top five NSW winter getaways. Check out our travel guides with the best Australian road trips, remote tiny cabins and the most stunning national parks in NSW. Or treat yourself to a proper stay with Australia’s coolest retro motels, gorgeous holiday homes that double as party venues and the most unique Airbnbs in Australia.

Things To Do This Month in Sydney: Eat and Drink

Pre-Theatre Dinner at Kimpton Margot Sydney

Luke’s Kitchen, which is helmed by renowned chef Luke Mangan inside the beautiful Kimpton Margot Sydney, is offering theatre-goers a delicious three-course pre-theatre dinner available daily from 5:30pm - 7pm.

Taking inspiration from the French glitz and glamour of Moulin Rouge! expect beautifully plated dishes full of personality. With a choice of entrees such as lobster bisque, chicken liver and bacon pate or baked fig tart; mains including flounder a la meuniere, steak frites or pan fried gnocchi and delicious desserts such as chocolate fondant or rum baba, you'll fall in love with each dish all whilst savouring a glass of French wine.

Daily, 5pm-7pm

$85

339 Pitt Street, Sydney

Moulin Rouge! X nel. Theatrical Lunch

One of our favourite experimental fine diners, nel has teamed up with Moulin Rouge! the musical to create the perfect opulent pre-theatre meal. Before weekend matinees at the nearby Capitol Theatre, indulge in a nine-course pre-show degustation inspired by the themes of the musical but far from traditional French fare, Chef Nelly Robinson is putting his signature twist on the whole affair with a savoury crème brulée, as well as Nel’s take on pain au chocolat, beef bourguignon, duck confit, French onion soup and Parisian opera cakes.

Saturday & Sunday lunch in June - July

$145 per person with optional $75 wine pairing

75 Wentworth Avenue, Sydney

Adriano Zumbo High-Key High QTea at QT Sydney

QT Sydney are known for turning expectations on their heads which is exactly what they’ve done with their QTea. Suitably extravagant, they’ve teamed up with Adriano Zumbo to prepare a mix of unique sweet and savory dishes; Zumbo classics from macarons and savoury faves like lobster rolls with coconut, chilli and lime mayo. Guests are encouraged to play with their food with twirling stands and a champagne trolley. What are you waiting for?

From $95 per guest

49 Market Street, Sydney

Dr Dough Donut
Dr Dough Donut
Dr Dough Donuts New American Treats

Life, liberty and the pursuit of delicious, delicious donuts. Friday the 3rd of June is National Donut Day and to celebrate one of our favourite same-day gift delivery services has come out with a range of American classics. We’re talking apple pie, Boston crème, blueberry cinnamon toast, strawberry jelly, banana split and hazelnut crunch. Check them out at Dr Dough Donuts.

Order a box of 10 for $59.95

Kitchen by Mike, WTF Dinner
Kitchen by Mike, WTF Dinner
Kitchen by Mike, W.T.F Dinner Service

As anyone who has recently commuted through the city can attest, more and more people are heading back to the office and adjusting back to a normal 9 – 5 work day. To help us adjust, Mike McEnearney has stepped up to make our 5pm – 9pms more bearable by providing delicious mid-week dinners. From Wednesday to Friday nights, you can pick up fresh and delicious sharing dishes and small plates from just $5 or just let the team order up a couple of courses for you for $75 per person. We’re talking cold cuts, gooey baked Hervey Bay scallops served with bacon, thyme and garlic butter and twice-baked Willowbrae goats cheese soufflé with rosemary cream – just the sort of delicious and comforting dishes we could never attempt at home! So next time you’re in the city, pop by for some wine and some dinner before you head on home!

Wednesday – Friday, 5pm – 9pm

Kitchen by Mike CBD, 1/7 Bent Street, Sydney

Sydney's Quay Quarter Lanes has Officially Opened

Quay Quarter Lanes is a lively new area and community hub in Sydney’s Circular Quay, centred around Loftus Lane, and located across the road from the globally significant Quay Quarter Tower. With its mix of high-end residential apartments, boutique retail lanes and heritage buildings, Quay Quarter Lanes has opened in stages following the April 2021 opening of Hinchcliff House.

Developed by AMP Capital, the Circular Quay precinct has recently welcomed to the Lanes’ list of dining, wellbeing and lifestyle retailers Korean omakase restaurant KOBO, Bubble Nini, Side Room salad bar, Bar Mammoni, About Smiles Dental and Rose & Co florist will open in June. They join existing retailers
Bouillon l'Entrecote, Adora Handmade Chocolates, Humble Bakery, Besuto, Hinchcliff House, Londres 126, Tribe Lifestyle Hair, Zini Contemporary Gelateria, Marrickville Pork Roll and The Men’s Grooming.

Bridge Street, Loftus Street and Alfred Streets, Circular Quay

Los Aunties
Los Aunties
Los Aunties

One of our favourite new-school Vietnamese spot, Hello Aunties, will be hosting a month long Mexican fiesta. Enter Los Aunties, a perfect fusion of the best of South American and Vietnamese cuisine. For $35 diners can tuck into 3 tasty tacos and try an alcoholic twist on the popular Horchata. With meat and pescatarian options, foodies should hurry because this pop up will be here for a good time, not a long time.

Every Saturday

Hello Auntie Marrickville, 278 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville

Booking the Best Restaurants, Bars and Cafés in Sydney

The weather is still warm and we're all ready to get back out there! So whether you're wanting to head back to your local or check out a new spot that's recently opened, we've got you covered with our guide to the best new restaurants, bars and cafés that opened in Sydney this year!

Things To Do This Month in Sydney: Arts & Culture

Coming Up: National Indigenous Art Fair 2022

After a two-year absence due to Covid, the National Indigenous Art Fair is back as part of NAIDOC Week 2022. Running over the first weekend on July, the event gathers artists, designers and makers from around the country at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. The festival focuses on creating an ethical marketplace where visitors can meet indigenous makers and creators and buy directly from artists from remote community-owned art centres. The full festival will also include live performances, panels, kids events and cooking demonstrations so there’s something for everyone! Head here to find out more.

Saturday 2nd July – Sunday 3rd July

Overseas Passenger Terminal, The Rocks

Moulin Rouge The Musical (Image Credit: Tim Carrafa)
Moulin Rouge The Musical (Image Credit: Tim Carrafa)
Moulin Rouge! The Musical

It's with full-blown 'Ewan McGregor stood on an elephant'-level enthusiasm that we recommend this epic stage musical. Based on Baz Lurhmann's classic movie, the stage show has arrived in Sydney after a successful overseas season which netted them 10 Tony awards. Running at the Capitol Theatre, the show is sure to be as epic and over-the-top as the movie.

Until Saturday 22 October

Tickets from $69

Capitol Theatre, Haymarket

Things to do this Month: Shop

King Living
King Living
Make the most of the sales with King Living

With up to 50% off a major range of their most popular products, we’re so excited to shop the King Living sale. Our homes are our palaces and we think it’s time they got a little upgrade! If you’re looking for more style inspo check out our guide to creating the ultimate cosy home to curl up in through the colder months or check out our tips for apartment living (remember, good things come in small packages) and maximising storage at home. Credit cards at the ready, we think it’s time for some retail therapy.

Head here to shop the King Living sale

Carriageworks Market (Image credit: Cassandra Hannagan)
Carriageworks Market (Image credit: Cassandra Hannagan)
Carriageworks Farmers Market

In the midst of one of Sydney’s thriving art precincts is a culinary delight. An extensive line-up of fresh, seasonal produce, including organic and bio-dynamic foods, from farmers and artisan producers from across New South Wales. Live music, fresh coffee and produce to taste are housed in Carriageworks on Sydney’s city edge.

Every Saturday from 8am to 1pm.

229 Wilson Street, Eveleigh

Looking for more fun things to do in Sydney? We have plenty to keep you entertained. From Sydney's best new restaurants and bars, to cosy pubscafés and late-night cocktail haunts, here's all you need for a weekend in the city.