What to Do in Sydney This November

This November, there’s plenty to do in Sydney. Whether you’re a lover of art, controversy, dance or ghosts, there’s something for everyone in our top picks for the month. No sooner than arriving at your luxury hotel suite in Sydney, drop your bags and head out to enjoy what's on this month.  

Degenerate by Toby Schmitz

Back at his old stomping ground, celebrated actor, director and playwright Toby Schmitz performs Degenerate. Bringing to life the character of a rejected art school applicant who rises to political power in the 1930’s and 40’s, Schmitz performs alongside an incredible ensemble cast featuring Septimus Caton (This Much is True), Guy Edmonds (The Moodys, House Husbands) and many more.

When: Sunday 4 November

Where: Old Fitz Theatre, 129 Dowling St Woolloomooloo

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Festival of Dangerous Ideas

Bringing to light conversations that push the boundaries of conventional thought, the Festival of Dangerous Ideas is a thought-provoking event that delves into intriguing conversations with a goal to disrupt the status quo of mainstream thought. This year the festival is being held on Cockatoo Island, which has been off-limits to the public for over 100 years!

When: Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 November

Where: Sydney Town Hall, Cockatoo Island

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Ghost Night

If you’ve ever wanted to visit a haunted house, this nighttime meander through the Old Government House in Parramatta Park should give you all the shivers you’re after. Standing at 217 years old, the residence has seen many occupants and is host to many stories of ghostly encounters. Finish the evening off with a candlelit supper and share your stories with the other guests.

When: Friday 16 November

Where: Old Government House, Parramatta Park

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Urban Max

Resembling the Amazing Race, Urban Max is a cross between a scavenger hunt and fun run, though it is suitable for all skill and fitness levels. Make sure you put your thinking cap on before you go as there will be plenty of problems to solve and strategies to devise.

When: Saturday 24 November

Where: Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills

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Dance Rites


Photo Credit: Sydney Opera House

In its fourth year, this event turns the forecourt of the Opera house into a dance floor. Featuring over 300 performers from nations and clans across the country, this event celebrates cultural traditions of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. This is an event not to be missed!

When: Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 November

Where: Sydney Opera House

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Moonlight Cinema

What could be better than watching a movie under the stars on a warm evening in the glory of Centennial Park? The Moonlight Cinema summer season returns, kicking off at the end of this month.

When: Thursday 29 November - Sunday 31 March

Where: Belvedere Amphitheatre, Centennial Park

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Make the most of your city escape . Whether you're visiting for business or leisure, your luxury serviced apartment in Sydney central is the perfect base to enjoy everything our city has to offer. On returning after a fun filled day, refuel at one of these delicious restaurants in Surry Hills - all within walking distance of Zara Tower. 


Zara Tower


31 October, 2018


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