autumn bucket list

This autumn, there is also a host of new shows and live entertainment plus lots of on-field action for the sport lover. Autumn means the return of AFL and NRL, watch your team battle it out for victory in one of Sydney’s great stadiums. Also, immerse yourself in Vivid and experience the city in lights with a spectacular calendar of special events to support. If you’re lucky enough to get one of our Harbour View rooms, you will have front row seats to the harbour’s nightly display of colour. To help you plan, here is our autumn bucket list of Sydney events.



#1 Vivid

autumn bucket list
Watch Sydney sparkle from 25 May to 16 June as the city is bathed in lights for Vivid. Iconic attractions turned into nightly sound and light shows and interactive art installations pop-up throughout Circular Quay all underpinned by a calendar of special events and concerts.


#2 Curtain Up: Upcoming Theatre

Enjoy a night of live entertainment with these upcoming shows.


#3 AFL & NRL Kick Off

autumn bucket list
Autumn means the return of AFL and NRL.

The AFL fixture includes:

  • April 1  – Sydney Swans V Port Adelaide – SCG
  • April 20  – Sydney Swans V Adelaide Crows – SCG
  • April 28  – GWS Giants V Brisbane Lions – SPO
  • May 5  – Sydney Swans V North Melbourne – SCG
  • May 12 – GWS Giants V West Coast Eagles – SPO
  • May 19 – Sydney Swans V Fremantle – SCG
  • May 26 – GWS Giants V Essendon – Spotless Stadium

The NRL draw includes:

  • 2 April – West Tigers V Eels – ANZ Stadium
  • 8 April – Eels V Panthers – ANZ Stadium
  • 12 April – Roosters V Rabbitohs – Allianz Stadium
  • 19 April – Bulldogs V Roosters – ANZ Stadium
  • 22 April – Eels V Sea Eagles – ANZ Stadium
  • 25 April – Dragons V Roosters – Allianz Stadium
  • 26 April – Rabbitohs V Broncos – ANZ Stadium
  • 29 April – Eels V Wests Tigers – ANZ Stadium
  • 6 May – Roosters V Sea Eagles – Allianz Stadium
  • 11 May – Bulldogs V Eels – ANZ Stadium
  • 13 May – Rabbitohs V Dragons – ANZ Stadium
  • 18 May – Eels V Warriors – ANZ Stadium
  • 27 May – Wests Tigers V Bulldogs – ANZ Stadium


Ready to start exploring? Plan your autumn getaway to Sydney now. View our autumn accommodation deals here.




Image credits: All images of Vivid courtesy of Destination New South Wales.

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