The perfect time for a city break.

If you’re planning to visit Sydney in August, we have the perfect weekend - but you’ll have to book fast! From the 7th to the 9th of August in 2015, Sydney is playing host to three amazing events which will cater to a wide range of tastes. 
Rugby fans, netball fans and food fans will all be catered for during Sydney’s bumper weekend -  and lets face it, that casts a pretty wide net. It’s a great opportunity to get away with the whole family and temper your time together with individual activities according to interest. Get planning your flights, accommodation and car rental, because with so much going on, they are sure to fill up quick.

Sydney harbour bridge

The Bledisloe Cup match

Anyone who knows rugby knows that a match between New Zealand’s All Blacks and Australia’s Wallabies is a big event. The Rugby World Cup taking place this year means that the series is reduced to only two matches, one in Auckland and one in Sydney, so this is 50% of your opportunities in 2015 to witness Bledisloe history in action. 
The match takes place on Saturday the 8th of August at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium. Gates will open at 6pm and kick-off is at 8pm. Back the All Blacks to continue their dominance, or cheer on the Wallabies to end a drought of more than ten years and no trophy. 

Netball Round Robins

If girls in skirts are more your style, head over to the Allphones Arena near Sydney’s Olympic Park where the Netball World cup kicks off on Friday the 7th of August with an opening ceremony and preliminary matches. The round robin clashes continue on Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th of August, and they are a great opportunity to get in and see some of these world-class teams before the finals.
This event comes around only once every four years, so netball fans shouldn’t miss it. With rugby and food to keep the rest of the family happy, it’s the perfect weekend to get your fix. Tickets are available at Ticketek.

Good Food and Wine

What could be better? The Good Food and Wine Show, Sydney edition, takes place at the Sydney Showground from the 7th-9th of August. It will include hundreds of exhibitors both local and international, a lineup of culinary superstars, a beer and cider hall hosted by beer diva Kirrily Waldhorn and all kinds of flavours. 
Tickets are available on the Good Food and Wine Show website. A general admission includes entry to all the exhibits, the Cellar Door, the Good Food Theatre, the Laucke Creative Kitchen, Dan Murphy’s Beer and Cider Hall and more. There is also a VIP Lounge where you can meet the chefs and celebrities and enjoy complimentary canapes and drinks.

Get amongst it

Pick up a car rental at Sydney Airport and you’re on your way to a fantastic city break. Although a big and bustling world city, Sydney is no condensed area of skyscrapers like New York; it sprawls over a huge area both on the coast and inland. From Bondi Beach to Parramatta, Manly to Sans Souci; if you want to venture beyond the event venues (these are actually located conveniently close to each other), your best bet is to have a rental car.
While you’re in town, don’t forget to see the best bits of Sydney. These vary depending on personal tastes, but a few things which should make the list are the Opera House, Bondi, the great shopping in the city centre, Bondi, the Royal Botanic Garden and Taronga Zoo.

Bondi Beach car rental, Sydney
You could even make a road trip of it - enjoy the events of the weekend and then hit the highways north towards Newcastle or south to the many friendly coastal NSW towns. Or check out the sites of other Australian cities like Cairns, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Tasmania's wonders with the likes of Launceston. With the freedom of your own car hire vehicle, the options are endless.

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