Why Spring Carnival is the perfect excuse to head to Sydney for the weekend
October 6, 2020
Falling across September through to November in Sydney, the Spring Carnival features the best in racing, hospitality and celebrity shoulder-rubbing (or elbow tapping in Covid-19 times) one can ask for. Spring Carnival is home to The Everest, and welcomes every thrill-seeker and socialite alike to enjoy the best that Sydney has to offer. Experience the unparalleled captivation of one of Australia’s most renowned sporting events and take advantage of the harbour-city surrounds for the rest of the weekend while you’re at it! Seeing as we can’t go too much further…
Dress up like you mean it!
Spring Racing welcomes a more summery approach to racewear with the likes of linen, satin and straw hats. It can take some planning, but in a modern society that seldom demands formal attire, it’s a great opportunity to dress to impress.
There will be masks available for purchase at outlets, cafes and bars across the Everest Carnival. The masks come in four different designs and are $15 per mask, with all proceeds going to the ATC Foundation.
Take advantage of the Eastern Suburbs & Western Sydney’s vibrant nightlife
Jump in a taxi after a race day at Royal Randwick and keep the party going at the likes of Mrs Sippy (lavishly A-list), The Woollahra (a classy drink in the heart of the Eastern Suburbs) or one of the many cozy pubs in Paddington. For Rosehill Gardens, check out Rydges Parramatta or the Rosehill Bowling Club and kick on with your friends for a weekend to remember. Don’t forget to call ahead and make reservations as a lot of venues are no longer accepting walk-ins or have very limited space and capacities.
Experience the thrill of Spring Racing
Sydney Spring promises Australia’s most exciting sporting event with The Everest, at Royal Randwick and the $7.5m Iron Jack Golden Eagle at Rosehill Gardens, the spring carnival promises to be a celebration of world-class racing. Combine that with the best in quality hospitality, DJs and live performances, and you’ve got yourself a golden ticket.
Book into hospitality packages to suit any style and budget
For a truly A-list, gourmet racing experience there’s nowhere better. For those who prefer a sit down lunch, both venues have some terrific restaurant options with panoramic racecourse views. For something more casual, our venues have various food and drink outlets to choose from.
Spend Sunday exploring the best that Sydney has to offer
Even though life as we know it has drastically changed, there are still plenty of things to do in Sydney. From Harbour Bridge climbs, coastal walks from Bondi to Coogee (this walk can become crowded at times and may be hard to social distance), drinks on Sydney Harbour at Opera Bar, a walk through the Botanical Gardens or a ferry ride over to nearby Manly (and not necessarily in that order!), the to-do list in Sydney is endless.
For our tips on how to best explore Sydney, visit our Visiting Sydney page.
Book early and take advantage of affordable flights and hotel packages
These days you can find some really affordable hotel and flight deals through travel websites. Plus, for those looking to come to fully immerse, the likes of Airbnb can see you living like a true Sydney-sider. Check out your calendar, get in early and be rewarded!
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