March 20, 2019

The best things to do in Sydney this May

IT’S GETTING COLDER OUTSIDE BUT THAT’S NOT AN EXCUSE TO STAY INDOORS. LOCALS CAN MAKE THE MOST OF THIS TIME OF YEAR BY ATTENDING VIVID SYDNEY AND THE SYDNEY WRITERS’ FESTIVAL. NOW THAT THE WEATHER HAS CHANGED, IT’S ALSO ONE OF THE BEST TIMES OF YEAR TO DO SOME BUSHWALKING. MAKE A DAY TRIP TO BLUE MOUNTAINS FOR ONE OF THE MANY AMAZING BUSHWALKING TRACKS. PARRAMATTA PARK IS ALSO A BEAUTIFUL SETTING FOR SOME WALKING OR CYCLING. THE PARK HAS A 3.2KM LOOP CYCLE LANE, BUT ALSO CONNECTS TO CYCLE PATHS LEADING ALONGSIDE THE PARRAMATTA RIVER AND ALL THE WAY TO SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK.

LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST, MAY IS THE MONTH WE CELEBRATE THE MOST IMPORTANT WOMEN IN OUR LIVES, OUR MUMS! DON’T FORGET TO TREAT YOUR MUM ON THE SECOND SUNDAY IN MAY FOR MOTHER’S DAY.

Last but certainly not least, May is the month we celebrate the most important women in our lives, our Mums! Don’t forget to treat your Mum on the second Sunday in May for Mother’s Day.

The ‘Women In Super’ Mother’s Day Classic is an annual fun run and walk, raising funds and awareness for breast cancer research. The course meanders through the historic grounds of Parramatta Park, passing landmarks such as Old Government House, the Rotunda and Parramatta River. One lap of the course is 4km, and two laps of the course is 8km. Get moving and support a great cause - walk all over breast cancer. 

Experience a day rising above Sydney exploring the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains. Enjoy the view from the Three Sisters at Echo Point, bushwalk, or opt for a relaxing day visiting local galleries, shops, restaurant or spas. The Blue Mountains is the ideal destination for a family escape or a romantic getaway with your partner. The Blue Mountains region is located just a 1.5 hour train ride away from Novotel Sydney Parramatta. 

Vivid Sydney the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas is returning to Sydney this May and June. From 6pm to 11pm you can enjoy breathtaking light shows all around the city. Don’t forget to check the programs for music and talks, covering such topics as ‘Dark Web’ and ‘Next Gen Female Innovators’.

Celebrate mum with Novotel Parramatta's special Mother’s Day breakfast on Sunday 12 May! Seated in the hotel's spectacular Atrium and ballroom, the whole family will enjoy a delicious full buffet breakfast, topped with sweet desserts and a special champagne buffet where mum can mix a Mimosa – or two!