With the new year fast approaching, we hope Sydneysiders will make the most of their incredible city and surroundings! With so much happening, from exhibitions to enchanted caves and restaurant openings, there is lots to see and do in 2024! If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are 7 exciting bucket list ideas for 2024.
1. Attend A Candlelight Concert
Candlelight concerts have been held in over 100 cities around the world, and have acquiesced over 3 million attendees! With a reputation that often precedes itself, Candlelight Concerts continue to be one of the most magical musical events. This 2024 you can look forward to a brand new lineup, and new magical music dates. With concerts ranging from tributes to Jazz Greats or Taylor Swift to renditions of music by Joe Hisaishi, there is a candlelight concert for everyone. If you still haven’t attended one of these candlelit affairs, then you should definitely add a concert to your 2024 bucket list!
2. Watch Iconic Movies At The Ritz
Movie buffs can look forward to the return of Ritz Cinemas’ massive film festival in 2024. This Is Celluloid will take place at the heritage-listed cinema with 35mm and 70mm films lined up across 50 weeks. The programme will include a variety of famous titles including Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, a double feature presentation of Alien and Aliens, The Godfather and The Godfather Part II, and even an all-night Batman movie marathon.
3. See The Art Of Banksy: “Without Limits” Exhibition
Fans of the elusive street artist Banksy should definitely have this exhibition on their 2024 bucket list. This anonymous figure who has defied many of the classic stereotypes of modern artists, has continuously astounded and amazed audiences. Using blank walls as his canvases, his work offers commentary on many of the socio-political issues in the world. The Art Of Banksy: “Without Limits” exhibition will include over 150 artworks as well as multiple installations and is one of the biggest and most complete collections of Banksy’s work. Visitors will be able to enjoy a curated selection of installations, sketches, stencils and sculptures that exemplify Banksy’s creativity and genius.
4. Visit Sydney’s Floating Forest
Located on the south bank of the Parramatta River in Sydney is Homebush Bay, one of Sydney’s best kept secrets. In the crystal clear waters, you will be able to spot at least four abandoned freighters. One of these, the SS Ayrfield could easily be one of the most photographed spots in the city. Aside from being an abandoned vessel, it’s also home to lush foliage of full-grown mangrove trees sprouting out of the shipwreck, creating a small albeit fascinating floating forest.
5. Experience Seductive Burlesque At The Bamboozle Room
Get ready to be whisked away to a bygone era of glamour and entertainment at The Bamboozle Room. Hosting some of the best-rated burlesque and entertainment shows in Sydney and with a revolving lineup of Sydney’s most dynamic entertainers, you’ll never really know what’s coming next! Talk and Tease has been on stage at The Bamboozle Room for some time now. But, don’t let that stop you from going once, twice, or even a handful of times because the line-up and routines are constantly changing. Combining the show’s favourites with new, show stopping talent, you can come back to it over and over again to be thrilled by the debaucherous antics and risqué vintage glamour. The show has some new tricks, routines, and cheeky surprises in store for 2024 that you won’t want to miss.
6. Enjoy A 3-Course Dinner In Complete Darkness
Enjoy a unique new dining experience, as Capriccio Osteria invites you to enjoy a three course Italian meal in complete darkness. The theory is that with the sense of sight eliminated, you’ll focus solely on taste, smell and touch. This will allow the luscious flavors of the unique dishes in front of you to be intensified, as well as add a little mystery to the dining experience. Have fun figuring out what each meal consists of, and enjoy a new way of experiencing flavours. Put on your blindfold and tuck in!
7. Book A Fairytale Stay At This Enchanted Hidden Cave
Built into the top of a towering cliff and carved into a natural rock platform in the Blue Mountains, this cave-like lodging overlooks the Blue Mountains National Park. Enter the Enchanted Cave through a round hobbit-like wooden doorway, and be greeted by dramatic arches, singing birds, a checkerboard pattern natural stone floor and breathtaking views. This stay is definitely out of the ordinary, and you’ll be thinking about the views and the luxurious splash pool for the rest of the year!