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9 fun things to do in Sydney this April

April is here, so it’s time to start planning your calendar. And oh what a fun-filled calendar it will be. From opera on the harbour to dining in the dark, there’s lots happening in Sydney this April. 

To help you out, we’ve picked our top 9 fun things to do. So, here are 9 things you should definitely consider doing this April. Some of them are also registered for Dine and Discover, so you can use your voucher to get some money off – which is even better in our book.

La Traviata on the harbour

Verdi’s flying melodies, rousing drinking songs and heartbreaking duets tell the beautiful story that inspired movies like Pretty Woman and Moulin Rouge. Once you’ve been swept away by the score, you’ll understand why this is the world’s most popular opera. And, you’ll be watching it against the backdrop of one of the world’s most iconic harbours. With five pop-up bars and restaurants on site, you can spend the time to savour the view as the sun sets – this is a truly special evening not to be missed. 

When: Until 25 April

Where: Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquarie Point, Sydney

How much: From $99

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Bottomless Sparkling High Tea at Binky & Co

As soon as you step into Binky & Co you could quite easily think you’re entering an eatery in Paris. It’s a beautiful space to relax and unwind, inspired by the French capital of the 1700s. You’ll enjoy a scrumptious one-hour, three tier high tea which includes tea sandwiches, scones and an assortment of petit fours. All washed down with an endless supply of sparkling wine and your choice of coffee or tea. Delicious.

When: You can choose 11am, 12pm, 1pm or 2pm

Where: Binky & Co 374 Darling St, Balmain 2041

How much: $59 per person

Dating in the Dark

This is a chance for you to get your other senses working overtime; and your sense of taste to be amplified. You’ll step inside Darlinghurst’s Madame Shanghai blanketed in darkness, put on a blind fold, and be served a three-course meal full of flavours and textures. There’s a guide on hand to make sure you don’t bump into any tables but the rest is up to you. 

When: Until 27 April – 6-7.30pm

Where: Madame Shanghai, Darlinghurst

How much: $110 per person

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Sydney Royal Easter Show

It’s Australia’s largest ticketed event where the city comes together with the country. There’s live animal competitions, rides, petting zoos, fireworks displays and more. With over 12 hours of daily entertainment plus more in the evening, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 

When: 1-12 April

Where: 1 Showground Road, Sydney Olympic Park

How much: Prices vary, see more information on the website

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Travel the Whole Wild World at Taronga

With international travel off the cards until who knows when, you can head to Taronga and get your fix of worldly animals. With more than 4,000 unique animals from all over the globe, there’s lots to discover. From the vast savannahs of Northern Kenya to the luscious rainforests of the Congo, Indonesian Jungles, wild wonders of mainland Asia, Arizona deserts, and the Amazonian swamps. So take the kids and enjoy a wild and worldly day out.

When: Ongoing

Where: Taronga Zoo, Sydney

How much: $44.10 for an adult, $26.10 for a child aged 4-15

Burlesque Comedy Cabaret 

Head to the Bamboozle Room for a night of fun and frivolity performed by Sydney’s premiere Burlesque, Comedy, and Cabaret entertainers. It’s Sydney’s most intimate dinner theatre and entertainment venue and you can choose between dinner, show and bottomless bubbles; dinner and show; or just the show. 

When: Every Friday, Saturday, and the last Sunday of every month

Where: The Bamboozle Room, Darlinghurst

How much: From $75

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Classical music by candlelight

A unique classical music experience swathed in romance. Enjoy a range of Mozart classics in the beautiful candlelit atmosphere at one of Sydney’s most emblematic venues. It’s a magical atmosphere that will lift you up with some of the composer’s best know quartets, overtures and serenades. 

Where: St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Rozelle

When: Until 5 April

How much: From $30

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Bottomless brunch with Afro-beats

If you’re looking for something with a bit more funk, this could be just what you need. Enjoy a 3-course African banquet dinner with bottomless wine and beer plus a cocktail of the night. And enjoy the background beats from DJ Fasmwa who’ll be spinning Carribean and Afrobeats until midnight.

Where:  The Moshen Restaurant & Lounge, Darlinghurst

When: Every Saturday until 24 April at 7pm

How much: $89 per person

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Sunday jazz with 5-course meal

Enjoy a delicious Japanese fusion sharing menu as you listen to a live jazz set by the ARIA Award-winning legend Jonathan Zwartz. Grab a seat at one of Bondi’s trendiest restaurants as you tuck into amazing food and wine. All of this surrounded by friends/family and soulful tunes. It’s destined to be a successful Sunday session.

Where: Mama Saan, Bondi

When: Every Sunday night 5-6.30pm

How much: From $65 per person

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