Sydney: When to Book
The Cultural Hub of Australia's East Coast
It is advisable that if you want to go to Sydney during the peak holiday periods July of and August, Christmas and Easter, you will need to think about booking your accommodation at least 3 to 4 months in advance. Remember Christmas is a big occasion in Sydney and many families, couples and even singles want to escape their normal surroundings for something different. So do book early for Christmas to avoid disappointment. But whenever you go you’ll nevertheless find plenty to keep you occupied; from the Festival of Sydney to the Summer celebrations lasting the whole month of January; the biggest events are the jazz, opera and classical weekends and street theatre. See the downtown parade with 700,000 partiers of all orientations at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in February or early March or Jog the 14km City to Surf Run held in August. Some of these events will be popular so take care in determining whether you need to book early.