Aerial over Bondi Beach in Sydney © Hamilton Lund/Destination NSW

Bondi Beach, Sydney NSW © Hamilton Lund/Destination NSW

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Every October to November, Australia’s largest open-air sculpture exhibition, Sculpture by the Sea can be found on the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk.

Friends enjoying a day of shopping at Zoo Emporium in Surry Hills © Destination NSW

Zoo Emporium, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales © Destination NSW

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On the first weekend in March, Sydney gets into party mode when the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras comes to town. Darlinghurst is the centre of festivities.

Jacaranda trees blooming in First Fleet Park, The Rocks in Sydney © Destination NSW

Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales © Destination NSW

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