Sydney: The best things to do in Sydney and Manly – May 2024

Iconic light shows, women’s retreat, pro surfer competitions and more! Here’s our pick of things to do in Sydney this month.

Best Things To Do In Sydney

GWM Sydney surf pro – Narrabeen

9-16 May, North Narrabeen

The GWM Sydney Surf Pro is one of the biggest events on the World Surf League calendar. In 2024, North Narrabeen will play host to a WSL rated Challenger Series event, the ultimate battleground for the best surfers to showcase their talents and qualify for the Championship Tour.

Cost: FREE

VIVID Light, Music & Food – Sydney

26 May – 17 June, Darling Harbour

See the city anew with 60 light attractions! Vivid Sydney is an annual celebration of creativity, innovation and technology, which transforms Sydney for 23 days and nights. Vivid will fuse art, innovation and technology in collaboration with some of the most boundary-pushing artists, thinkers, musicians and culinary experts of our time.

Cost: FREE

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Women’s wellness rooftop retreat – Manly

Saturday, May 4, 8am-11:30am, Hotel Steyne Rooftop

exciting launch of Manly Women’s Wellness “Rooftop Retreats” at the Beach Club, Hotel Steyne Rooftop, overlooking the stunning Manly Beach. Save the date for Saturday 4th May, and start your weekend feeling refreshed, motivated, and empowered. This exclusive event offers a 90-minute yoga, meditation, and breathwork session followed by brunch and empowering expert discussions

Cost: From $89

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Banff mountain film festival – Avalon

Friday, 17 May, 6:30pm-9:30pm, 39 Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon

The 2024 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is a 3 hour celebration of the mountain and adventure sport world. Sharing over 2 1/2 hours of the most exhilarating short films from explorers, runners, mountain bikers, skiers, paddlers and climbers from around the globe.

Cost: $23-$31

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Have fun!

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