This Weekend in Sydney 29/6

Now that we’re slowly getting used to the fact that winter is here and we are cold ALL the time, here are some activities to get you out, about and hyped up with sugar!

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SEE: Haunted History Night Tour

Cockatoo Island is a magical Sydney landmark with a rich but haunting history that is being put on show for the public. Guided walking tours around Cockatoo Island are running until August 25, but be warned, they’re not for the faint hearted. Discover the stories behind the industrial halls that is Cockatoo Island, with the 90 minute walking tour that takes you through the tales of shipwrecks, mysterious deaths, solitary confinement cells and the island’s resident ghost. For tickets, head to:

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GO: Winter Garden

A hidden rooftop in the middle of Darlinghurst is stashing some serious good food and drinks this winter. The Winter Garden, inspired by the winter markets of Europe, is decked with fairy lights, blankets and fireplaces to keep you warm on our cold Sydney nights. Enjoy some warm mulled cider while you munch through the Winter Garden menu on the East Village Sydney rooftop. Entry is free to this winter wonderland, and is open 5pm-11pm until the August 31.

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EAT: Sweet Street Dessert Festival

The Shangri-La in the Rocks and pastry chef Anna Polyviou are bringing a night of sugary celebration to Sydney this Friday, June 29. In its fifth year running, the festival will be playing host to the likes of Black Star Pastry, MakMak, Uncle Tetsu, Adriano Zumbo and Petal Met Sugar for a whole range of diverse treats guaranteed to put you in a food coma after you come down from the sugar high. With arcade games, DJs, a dessert eating competition and the chance to meet some of the famous creators behind these cult desserts, what else would you be doing this Friday??

Tickets are available here:

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SEE SOME MORE: Kungka Kunpu / Strong Women

The Koskela Gallery presents this landmark exhibition featuring eight female Indigenous artists, including Betty Chimney, Raylene Walatinna, Kerry Anne Robinson, Julie Yatjitja, Maisie King, Rene Sundown, Emily Cullinana and Betty Muffler. The exhibition is running as part of NAIDOC Week 2018, whose theme this year is ‘Because of her, we can’. 12 large scale acrylic landscape paintings depicting the beautiful Australian outback will be travelling 2,366km from Indulkana to Rosebery. Entry is free, and the exhibition runs until Friday, July 27.