Sydney Harbour Bridge view from garden near Amora Hotel Sydney

Amazing Autumn Adventures and Experiences in Sydney - What's On

Autumn is here and it’s a wonderful time to explore Sydney. 

Snuggle into the season with a long weekend stay at Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney. Our Autumn Getaway Special includes a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival, 5-star luxury accommodation, free 24 hour self-parking, breakfast for two in Croft Restaurant, complimentary Wi-Fi and a late check out of 4pm on Sunday. If you’re looking to create lasting memories with the kids in Sydney, opt for our amazing School Holiday Fun package where kids stay and eat FREE! These specials are also a great way to make the most of your Stay NSW vouchers*. 

Even though La Niña seems to have settled in with her bags of clouds and buckets of rain, there are plenty of indoor experiences for rainy days and outdoor adventures to enjoy on fairer ones across Sydney’s CBD and city surrounds. As well as leafy colour in nearby parks and Royal Botanic Garden, Autumn serves up a smorgasbord of vibrant festivals, food events, Easter fun and school holiday activities in Sydney that are all worth exploring. 

Here are a few of our favourites... and talk to our wonderful Concierges for all the tips on getting to and from. 

Experience the ‘Music of the Night’ under the stars when you take your seats above the floating stage at The Phantom of the Opera for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. With Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and city skyline twinkling in the background – and fireworks every evening – Opera Australia’s monumental new outdoor production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece is a must-see!
When: Until 24 April 2022 
Where: Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquarie’s Point, Sydney

There's nothing more spectacular than seeing Opera Australia's Handa on Sydney Harbour production of The Phantom of the Opera under the stars! Image: Hamilton Lund

Image credit: Hamilton LundThere's nothing more spectacular than seeing Opera Australia's Handa on Sydney Harbour production of The Phantom of the Opera under the stars!

Sydney Royal Easter Show is one of the major markers on the event calendar and attracts over 800,000 attendees every year. The Show celebrates Australian culture – from rural traditions to modern attractions. See all sorts of animals, enjoy the thrills and spills on all the rides, hone some hands-on skills, shop for showbags, and taste the nation at all the tempting food trucks and stalls. Always a hit with children – whether they’re little, teens or young at heart!
When: Until 19 April 2022
Where: Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park

Time to laugh out loud! After more than two years of you-know-what, we’re all overdue for a triple dose of giggles and belly laughs. Sydney Comedy Festival 2022 delivers with over 200 events and 150 comedians from Australia and beyond. See fresh faces, well-known Aussies and international superstars and you’ll be grinning from ear to ear for the rest of the year.
When: 25 April – 22 May 2022  
Where: Various venues stretching from Sydney Opera House and the State Theatre in town to the Inner West; North Shore and Northern Beaches; down to the Shire and out to Parramatta and Penrith.

Get a style update at the Afterpay Australian Fashion Week which offers runway shows, future fashion events, First Nations fashion and design projects, sustainable style, and talks with leading designers. 
When: 9-13 May 2022
Where: Carriageworks, Eveleigh

Lace up those trainers, limber up and join thousands of runners for the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon. What better way to enjoy vistas of Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, and Pyrmont Peninsula than on foot as you track through 22kms of the city’s stunning landscapes and harbourside precincts – high on endorphins. If pavement pounding is not exactly your thing, get amongst the action by cheering on the fleet of fast feet along the route and at the finish line at Hyde Park. 
When: 15 May 2022 
Where: Start line on Macquarie Street, Sydney (adjacent to Martin Place)

Expand you mind at Sydney Writer’s Festival. This incredibly popular festival explores stories and ideas across the literary horizons. This year, more than 400 writers take part in over 300 conversations, debates, performances and panel discussions so there’s truly something for every book worm.  
When: 16-22 May 
Where: various venues from the Carriageworks festival precinct to Sydney Town Hall and the City Recital Hall in the CBD, and out to neighbourhoods from Ashfield to Wollongong and Casula to Windsor. 

Make sure you also book ahead for Vivid Sydney which brightens the city for 23 days and nights from late May. The world famous Light Walk will be studded with glowing installations and enormous 3D mapped projections and there’s much more to explore across the Vivid Music and Vivid Ideas programs. We’ll share some of our top Vivid Sydney picks in one of our next updates. 

Crowds enjoying the KA3323 light installation at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney precinct during Vivid Sydney 2019.

Image credit: Destination NSW

For a taste of the season when you stay with us at Amora Hotel Sydney, enjoy our Autumn Risotto at Croft Restaurant, which is rich with pine forest mushrooms, silverbeet and clotted cream. Coming this May; Chef’s Special Black Angus prime rib roast with traditional Yorkshire pudding, Autumn vegetables and gravy PLUS an Amora Whisky Sour from Silo Bar to cap off your in-house dining experience.

See you this Autumn!

Team Amora

Published 13/04/22 Content: Freya Lombardo